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Debating on ssri...
« on: July 03, 2014, 10:24:34 AM »
I'm currently taking benzos, but I have been having anxiety on and off for the last month. I'm debating on whether I should call my doctor  lately on what to do, but she probably going to prescribed an ssri.
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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 10:51:52 AM »
SSRI in combo with a benzo is a great idea. In fact, the benzo will help counteract any "beginners side effects" from the SSRI.

I'm on Prozac and Lorazepam (Ativan).

I've got OCD, GAD and Agora and doing really great now. :action-smiley-065:

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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 10:15:02 PM »
I have also took Prozac before for two months. How long did it take Prozac to work for you?
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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 11:36:34 PM »
I have also took Prozac before for two months. How long did it take Prozac to work for you?

Prozac with ativan kicked in at 3 weeks on 20 mgs.....

I should note that I was on 10 mgs for 4 weeks prior to having the dose increased. It took 3 weeks at 20mgs to start working.
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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 09:07:11 PM »
Thanks for sharing. I have asked my doctor about it because I have Prozac refills left over, whether I should I take it again but they told me I have make an office visit.
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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 04:59:28 PM »
Thanks for sharing. I have asked my doctor about it because I have Prozac refills left over, whether I should I take it again but they told me I have make an office visit.

What mg of prozac were you started at? You mentioned you were on it for a few months. Did they start you out on a low dose of prozac with your benzos?

(like 10 mgs to start for a few weeks, with benzo help?)

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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2014, 09:54:23 PM »
Yes, I started with 10mg for two months.
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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 02:31:07 PM »
I take Prozac and Xanax as needed. Went from 20 ----> 40, now at 60 for the last week or so. This is my second go around so it took longer for them to kick in.
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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 03:16:20 PM »
I really didn't want to go on an SSRI but I think its important to work with your doctor and they can advise on the best one they think, dosage and help you deal with side effects.  I started with 10mg of Prozac, now for the past couple of weeks I've been t 20, and im supposed to go up to 30 this week.   I also have Atavan to help but I rarely take it.  I haven't really noticed a lot of differences yet but then again I seem hyper focoused on  the side effects which have not been fun.  But I'm hopeful any day now it'll start taking effect.
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Re: Debating on ssri...
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 04:19:49 PM »
I had side effects as well. Mine was head pain. Its seems to have subsided now though.

I rarely take Xanax either. Im so damn stubborn. Hoping that when the 60mg is up and running to its full potential I wont need it at all.
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