My Dr. sent me prozac 5mg to start for GAD and health anxiety, but this is my third day and my anxiety is increasing by day. Today I almost had a panic attack but was able to control it and took a xanax right way.
I was five years ago on zoloft and had no initial side effect, back then I did had a panic attack that created this GAD for me.
I do not know if to ask to change it to zoloft or keep prozac. I do not want prozac to create me a panic attack since has been only one in my life.
Three days is pretty soon to know if it's going to work. Prozac is much easier to get off of than any other ssri or the snris. It also tends to have fewer side effects. But that doesn't mean it will work for you or you'll have that experience. A lot of these cause anxiety before they reduce it, but some just cause it. Depends on the person. Are you in therapy? All these meds have downsides.
Yes I started therapy with a new dr. was 3 years on another one and did not made any progress. I was only on zoloft on time on 2005 that I had by first gad experience and was on it for about 6 mos. I kept using klonopin as need it. But for the last 4 mos. my worries increase and my health anxiety so I want it to see if taking an AD and a new therapist will eventually get me off all this anxiety.
Now i really do not know if to continue or switch to zoloft, I called the Dr. today left a message but has not return my calls. I do not want to experience a panic attack.
Can i stop the prozac could turkey if I have taking it only 3 days?
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