Side effects

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hi, can you guys please tell me what side effects you had while starting prozac and how long they lasted?? thank you!!

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    Hello,

    When starting PROZAC I had nausea, diarrhea and a general feeling of being sick. I also had some headaches. With that being said, I decided to continue taking it and after 3 weeks I felt so much better! Stick with it!! Hope you are feeling better. If you have any other questions don't be afraid to ask.

    Albert

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    Hi Shelby, it made me very tired at first. So then I started taking it at night. Diarrhea the next morning but that soon went away-my system just needed to get use to it I guess. It's been a great drug for me. If you are just starting, give it a few weeks.

    Barb

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    The first week I had diarrhea. I had major loss of appetite for about 3 weeks. In fact I had to force myself to eat and lost like 10 lbs. (which I could afford to lose). I had an increase in my anxiety for about 2 weeks and I am on week 10 and still have crazy dreams and wake up a ton. As I write that it sounds kind of horrible! But I stuck with it! Besides the sleep issues all my side effects are gone now. I am SO glad I stuck it out!! I feel better now than I have in YeArS!!!! My anxiety is pretty much nonexistant and my ocd is very minimal! I didnt know I was depressed but I must have been because I feel like a new person now! My advice is to take one day at a time!!

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    Hi Shelby. I had the diarreha, dizziness mostly, I didn't have an appetite for about 2 weeks, I was increased from 10mg to 20mg, I had heighted anxiety for a week or so at that time, prickly itchy skin, that went away too, I still have vivid dreams, nothing scary. Sometime I will still think about little things going on and wonder if its a disease and then I will think way too much about it...but I am only on prozac for 14 weeks and I do feel so much better believe it or not. I was having debilitating panix attacks before and now they are gone. Best wishes!

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    this is my second go around on prozac, so the side effects have been much more pronounced than the first time starting it.

    week 1 was horrible with anxiety, sleep issues, no appetite, depression, feeling like i was losing control, nausea, diarrhea, crying outbursts , racing thoughts. dizziness, feeling like my body trembles from the inside out.

    week 2 continued with the nausea and diarrhea, a few crying spells, some racing thoughts, feeling like my body was dying. I started having improved sleep, less anxiety ( although still very present) some appetite, some of the racing thoughts diminished, some interest in doing things i used to do.

    week 3 i had much better sleep, appetite was better, the racing thoughts had stopped almost completely, almost no crying spells, a bit more positive thinking, some happiness returning, diarrhea persisted, and some nausea, but not like the first 2 weeks.

    I still have a ways to go, but every day seems to be getting a little bit better, and while i cannot see a bright light at the end of the tunnel, i do see small glimmers of it. I am still waiting to have several days in a row that are good, but i know the drug is working because i see glimpses of myself and the way i was.

    My story is a long one, and was a nightmare what happened to me..... when my head is a bit more clear I will post what happened to me over the last 3 months.

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      Hi Sarah, Good to not be alone. I had all of those as well with exception to crying. I know it takes a good while for it to work and I too see days that are great, like you I want continous good days. I might feel great one day and the next kinda Blah! It has only been 2 months for me...so I will give it more time.

      Thanks for sharing!

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