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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Im taking prozac for anxiety, started taking them a month ago. I felf fine for the first week now i just feel, depressed, really sick and keep going all hot. is this normal, and will I ever feel better again?
User :   hi
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   has my question come up?
Doctor :   Yes, since when do you have anxiety attacks ?
User :   i have been having them for over a year on and off, but they got worse a month ago
Doctor :   Ok, What medicine where you on before ?
User :   citalipram ( not sure how you spell that. 20mg
Doctor :   Citalopram ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Tab Prozac is an antidepressant
Doctor :   the problems you experiencing is mainly due to the tab
Doctor :   and it is normal
Doctor :   Sleep disturbance is the most commonly expected side effect
Doctor :   The problems you are rarely encountered with prozac and they are self limiting
User :   thank you, so they will start working soon then
Doctor :   no doubt
Doctor :   Yes sure they act well but take time to get primed to the body
User :   thank you for your time i feel much better now, just glad to know the physical symptoms i am experiencing are normal
Doctor :   but withdrawing of the med suddenly will cause
Doctor :   a lot of problems
Doctor :   kindly be considerate about the fact
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   i shall not stop taking them. no thank you for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting , kindly provide your valuable feedback
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