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Prozac Question... Nikki-Kaiden's Mom 1 child; Canton, Michigan 737 posts
2nd Apr '13

I just was prescribed Prozac for my anxiety disorder and I get so scared to take these kinds of medicine but I can't take living like this with anxiety controlling my life. So has anyone taken this and how was the experience??

thechelseamonster 2 kids; Colorado 29568 posts
2nd Apr '13

I get wicked headaches the first week after I start it, but it's fine for me.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
2nd Apr '13

My granddad takes Prozac and it has made a world of difference for him. He has been taking it for about 15 years now and hasn't had any negatives from it. He has had some appetite suppression, but he doesn't complain because he was overweight before he started taking it.



I was on a different anti-anxiety medication (Trazodone) and the only issue I had with it was it made me sleepy, but it was supposed to do that since the anxiety was keeping me awake at night and causing insomnia.

Misty Tarlton 5 kids; Fruita, Colorado 136 posts
2nd Apr '13

I took it for about 2 years until we thought we might get pregnant so I stopped. It helped me a lot and no side effects really. Getting off was a little different though had to slowly decrease the dose or I would get dizzy spells and headaches and just felt weird. It didn't start to work until I took it for a couple months.

Nikki-Kaiden's Mom 1 child; Canton, Michigan 737 posts
2nd Apr '13
Quoting Misty Tarlton:" I took it for about 2 years until we thought we might get pregnant so I stopped. It helped me a lot and ... [snip!] ... or I would get dizzy spells and headaches and just felt weird. It didn't start to work until I took it for a couple months."


Did you have anxiety attacks?