I've been on Prozac for about 7 months now, and I never thought I could experience life this way. It has enabled me to see past the panic and immediacy that depression and anxiety disorder brings and look into the psychological issues that have been enabling them. Therapy without Prozac was helpful, but ultimately just a coping mechanism. I am now able to talk calmly and openly about my problems and actually get somewhere in healing myself.
I had side effects in the beginning - Prozac takes a devilishly long time to really "work" - but now I am more sexual than ever and if I experience side effects, they do not bother me. The only downside: I am TERRIFIED of getting off of the drug. I hardly remember what I felt like before, and though I have been panic-attack free for months, I am aware that it could just be the Prozac, not my extensive efforts of getting over my depression. But I guess I won't know the answer to that for a few more months. As for now, I am an advocate of Prozac [when truly needed]!
Orengezombie Orengezombie
18-21, F
2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

Wow, hopefully it will work the same for me. I am glad it has helped you so much.

Hi, thank you this is so good to read! I have been taking prozac for just over a week now and haven't noticed any side effects or any kind of change yet but the doctor did say it would take 2 to 6 weeks anyway. Just really hope it helps me with me depression and anxiety as it has been awful lately. Thanks and good luck :)