I'm Cindy and this is my first time here. I suffer from anxiety and depression which runs in my family, particularly my mother's side.
I am 29 with 2 beautiful little kids. A year ago I suddenly had a spur of panic attacks and then it eventually ended in a full blown depressive episode. My world was coming to an end and I didn't understand why.
My doctor recommended Prozac 20mg and therapy. I have been doing both since then and have been doing very well until last week. I suddenly had another panic attack and have been feeling down ever since. It's not as bad as it was the first time around but I am really scared that I will slip into it again. I am starting to feel this hopelessness again and that my mood swings from feeling great one minute and miserable the next.
I still take my prozac 20 mg on a daily basis but was hoping that after a year I could wean myself off of it. Now, feeling so down again I am saddened to think that I might not be able to cope without the med and I am wondering why my prozac is starting to not help anymore?
Does the body get used to it to where you have to increase the dosage? (which I am trying to avoid).
I feel like a weak person right now. My mom has dealt with depression her whole life but has been able to fight this without medication. If she can do it, why can't I? Is it just a phase right now? Will it pass?
I still go to work and do my daily chores because I am trying to be strong right now.
I am seeing my therapist today. Thank god.
What else can I do for my serotonin level to rise?
Thanks for taking your time reading this. I would appreciate any advice.
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