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I'm having extreme anger/rage. Took Prozac, what is happening to me?

I really need help right now, if anyone know's whats going on with me, please tell me. I have been having severe anxiety and panic attacks for months now. I started Prozac (10mg) 2 nights ago along with Clonazepam (.5mg). Today I was crying uncontrollably in bed because I was panicing about being alive and having to live one more day. I am so angry that I feel like I'm going to scream and punch someone or run through a window. I am so on edge and angry and I don't know what for, it's so bad I don't know what to do. I feel like bursting into tears again. I have no anxiety right now, it's now replaced with rage and hatred.

i talked to the pharmacist twice and he said there's no way Prozac can cause this in someone. I am flipping out right now. I feel like smashing my face through a mirror. I don't know what to do. The doctors just put me on these meds and sent me home and I can't cope with this. WTF is going on.
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Prozac can cause this reaction as a rare side effect. It also can easily set off mania in someone with bipolar. You should talk this over with your psychiatrist as soon as possible including an evaluation of your diagnosis. Any of this would be listed on the medication website.
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Hi Babes,
My name is Jax, If u want to talk, i will try and help the best i can, answer me back and let me know ur still on line
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Hi babes, Can Prozac do this in such a short time of taking them, and such a low dose, WaterFlowers says shes only started them 2days ago.
Jax x
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I don't know if I should continue taking it for a few more days and see if things get better. I am so angry right now I am seriously gritting my teeth to keep from screaming. I want to smash things and I'm not violent at all, I actually usually have a hard time showing anger. My psych isn't back in town until two weeks, I don't know what to do.
I also have some ativan here that I might take if things don't get better. I can so angry right now I've never felt anything like this. It's like every time I've been angry and hurt in life-I'm feeling it all right now.

-Jax1964 Thanks, I'm logging off for a bit to try and calm down before I break the computer. ><
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Hi babes, Be careful wat u take with the Prozac u could make matters worse.Prozac normally takes about 10days to fully get in ur system and 10mg is not too high a dose but with other meds i dont know. Plz be careful, maybe try some calm breathing techniques, maybe a nice hot bath with some oils or salts if u hav any and relax, it might sound a bit silly but humming a tune use to calm me down especially in a nice bath with candles. when u come back on air and u want a chat let me know babes, im staying on air for maybe an hour. Try to go back in time when u wer happy and think of then instead of now just till uve calmed a little. goodluck babes, im rootin for u(",)
Jax x
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It seems you have deep seeded issues within.  Something that really really angers and pains you.  Im sorry to hear this, but i kinda agree its not the prozac.  I mean, taking meds are good, but all they can do is help a little bit.  You gotta get help, and talk to someone about you issues.  Try to keep busy, workout, take a walk, read.  Open yourself up, and try to get deep within yourself.  Youll find it.
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I tired Prozac years ago, and it made me feel awful. Imagine a little mouse running on his little wheel...that's what my brain felt like on Prozac. I hated it. Call your Dr ASAP (off hours, emergency phone number) so you can talk to a 'live' doctor. Relax, until you hear from your Dr. Try not to think about how you're feeling because then (if you're like me), it makes you even more anxious. Let us know what your Dr says, ok?? We care abt how you're doing!
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Thanks for your comments. I tried calling an emergency health line and got put on hold for too long last night and hung up. The rage got so bad last night that I thought I was going to commit suicide in a very violent way, so I stopped taking Prozac and took 1/2 of a .5mg of Clonazepam, I was up most of the night and when I did sleep, I kept waking up and tossing and turning.

The thing is, I have never really showed anger before. It takes a lot to get me angry, but since I've been on Prozac, wow, I think either I, or someone could get seriously hurt, and I don't even know what I'm angry about. I feel like I'm losing my mind, it's really scary.

I have always wanted to try some kind of therapy, but therapy isn't covered in my city, it's about $80-100 per half hour. I also don't have any support from family or anyone, so this is overwhelming. So...I guess I'll just have to keep taking Clonazepam and drinking tons of water to try and get the Prozac out of my system. Anyone know of any way I can speed up flushing it out of me?
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I had a similar reaction to Prozac.  Remember a huge increase in anxiety to point where I felt like screaming when on trip to visit brother.  It kept me awake all night as well.

Doctor tried me on it again after Effexor caused acne and huge weight gain.  I became the last of the big spenders this time: manic to the max!!: also no sleep.  I take clonazapam too.  It is all my body can tolerate now after anal cancer gave me a brittle colon.

Time and maybe drinking lots of water will help.  Not sure you can speed up the removal of medicine...but you just took it for a couple of days.  I think it is the wrong antidepressant for you.  There are many that will not affect you like this in my opinion.
I am a veteran: have tried at least 15 meds over past 30 yrs to control symptoms of agoraphobia and depression.  

Few can afford the high cost of therapy, but you might find a group.  When your doctor is back, talk it over.  For now, it seems the medicine is making you miserable.  Does you doctor have anyone who backs him/her up while away?  Most do.
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Thanks for your reply. I've been feeling a bit calmer today. Whats weird is the rage or anxiety/panic attacks seem to come about 5pm or after. I've also been on many meds. I think nearly 30 in 4 years, nothing works. I should be seeing my doctor soon, I would really like to find some kind of support group.

I saw some scary things about clonazepam on youtube and I'm cutting down on it again now.
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Hello, I am a veteran and have been diagnosed with PTSD. I have anger type issues without any medication. I like to fight just by my nature, but know that it isnt ok. So I went to the VA to try and get some help. DR. put me on Prozac to help with my PTSD. two days later I was out in town with my wife. first thing that happend, I passed her Ex on the street. I crossed into the other lane cutting off oncoming traffic to turn around and chase him down to "Whip" him I guess. my wife got pretty upset wanted me to let her out. she gets out crying, and then 3 guys are walking into a restraunt and see her crying so they try to involve themselves. that didnt turn out good either I got out trying to I guess whip all three of them. they avoided me and went on inside. later that day a guy was tailgating me on the highway. as he passed me he flipped me the bird. here I go now doing OVER 80 to catch up to this huge moose of a guy just to let him know I didnt aprichiate him and could also fly the bird. bottom line. I dont know how I made it home alive that day. my wife came close to divorcing me that day, which I wouldnt have blamed her. and we have decided that when I am taking Prozac, Im a mean SOB. so I quit taking it. and now im just my normal ******* self again. I was shocked to see so many people reporting that Prozac also makes them mean. its all over if you google it. yet it is still being prescribed for things lime anger and PTSD. are these Drs stupid or something.? and by the way. my wife is Bipolar, we have delt with the benzoids and they are very bad news. very very adictive and when you try and ween yourself off of them its simmilar to comming off of crack. but my wife was able to do it cold turkey. 6 MG per day. I dont know how she lived through that. and I litterally would have to carry her to the restroom at times. and I dont recomend you do it like her. she is pretty touph. but what I am saying is you CAN do it. withdraws lasted for months. but they did go away. she has been off of colozapam for about a year now. and she is taking serequel now, and it has been helping her alot. It sounds to me like you may have similar symptoms as my wife. I think you may be suffering from Bipolor disorder. but I am no expert, exept for that I spend every day of my life with a lady that deals with bipolar disorder. and yes it is very difficult. but it is managable. She has tried to kill herself in the past. wasnt successfull, ended up in a coma, and made it out of it. she still deals with her condition daily. but she is doing pretty good these days. there is hope for anyone going through something similar.
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Prozac is horrible ****. If you read my post about the panic attack it gave me you'll see what I mean. It's just horrible.. I was only on 20mg for not even a week and it ****** up my life.. Can't cen smoke pot anymore without major anxiety attack:/
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I was on prozac @ age 15 (1995) after about 3 months all I had in me was anger, being a minor no one listened. To avoid the impenetrable desire to kill my mother and escape my pain I took the entire bottle. It was make the Dr's listen, think I was trying to kill myself, or act on this NEW impulsive anger and rage. Hind sight not a rational plan but for a 15 yr old under the influence of toxic meds & uncontrollable emotion it beats the alternative... turns out I can't take this class of antidepressants nor do I need any. A non-narcotic sleeping pill is what has kept me balanced. Since on a low dose tell Dr's ur not going to take it and why... their responsibility for what happens after and w/ healthcare the way it is now u should get help.
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