So, basically now I'm wondering if I just need to increase to Prozac dose //because of being so inconsistent with it over the last several months or if I should give the 40 mg a little more time since it has made some difference so far????
I'm not sure.
There is growing evidence that antidepressants become progressively less effective every time they are stopped and restarted, requiring higher doses to achieve the previous level of control. They may also produce more severe, and sometimes different, initial side-effects. According to one study
the odds of antidepressants working after each restart drops by nearly 20%. Note that this applies to all antidepressants, not just those you've taken in the past.
However, given the long Prozac half-life, I'm not convinced that a 3-4 week break would be long enough to induce this. How inconsistent were you in taking it before you stopped completely for a month?
Given that you've now been back on 40mg for 9 weeks I would have expected a good response by now. You and your doctor should probably be considering upping the dose to 60mg/day, which is the usual maximum. Alternatively, you could try augmenting the 40mg with small doses of Buspar (buspirone). It can kick start SSRIs that are no longer working, or provide some extra oomph to those that are nearly, but not quite effective enough.