Should I stay or should I go?

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I’m on my 17th week of Prozac   I recently stepped down from 40mg to 30mg. Previously on 30mg with a number of really good days. That all stopped with the increased dose and after a month I’m back on 30mg  This past week has been terrible. I am so tired and anxious plus I have really bad TMJ. 

I was so determined to get through this taking each day as it came. Now I’m starting to wonder if any of this will calm down? 

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    Dropping dose will usually be quite horrid at the start. Just know that it will pass and you should feel how you used to on 30mg. I went from 40mg to 20mg and it felt brutal, but am more stable now. However I don't think Prozac is for me.

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      Thanks for your reply. The last few days have been hard to manage. Trying to chill today and feeling a little better. 

      Why do you think Prozac is not for you? 

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    I am going into week 18 on 20mg and week 30 on Flu. I think every time you chance, there is a period of adjustment. Depression and anxiety are better but I don’t feel any where near as well as I did 20 years ago on Flu. Just hope it gets there soon   Like you ikeep  asking if I should stay or move on. 
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      Thanks for your response! The past week has not been the best,  but I think I might be over the worst. 

      I keep hoping for those days of ‘clarity’ the sense of freedom I had 5 weeks ago! 

      Some of the threads I see on here suggest that 6 months is a more optimistic time line. I so want to make this work.  

      We’re on a similar path. I hope it all works out for you. 

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    It’s hard to say. What does your Dr. think. I gave it 8 weeks. When they raised it to 30 I said no way. I so no improvement > I have been on generic Lexapro for 19 days now at 10mgs. It seems to have much less side effects for me. This is sooo frustrating. I know

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      Thank you!

      I will see my doctor next week. She feels that any adjustment can take up to 3 weeks to start working. We shall see! 

      It is frustrating ! Hopefully we will both find a resolution. 

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