Ok, so here is my situation...
I started Prozac treatment about 10 months ago and my psychiatrist had me up the dosage very slowly over the course of 2 months reaching a perfect dosage response at 60mg (it took 2.5 months exactly to achieve that response. It was almost like one day I woke up and I was "ok").
Now, recently I decided to stop Prozac on my own (like an idiot) because I felt it was affecting my weight a little bit (gaining weight). I stopped it cold turkey for 3 weeks (I don't know if that is enough for the drug to completely leave my system but if it is I'd like to know that). What happened was I relapsed into my depressive personality and my social anxiety
came back. I was very angry and felt I made a mistake. I told my psychiatrist and we restarted the treatment on May 6 at 20mg for 3 days, then 40mg for 3 days, then right back up to 60mg after that. I have been back on the drug since May 6 and have not felt anything as of yet (maybe a little response). My psychiatrist told me that it will take some time before I feel the full response again (she told me there is probably trace amounts of the drug in my blood still and that most of it has left my system) and that there may also be a possibility the antidepressant may not work the same so we might have to "entertain" that fact IF it happens.
Now my question is, considering the time it took for my first response do you think it is reasonable that it is taking this long to work again (I am anxious about it not working) and is there anything I can do to help the process (Dr told me to start working out, eating right etc etc). What do you think about my situation and should I be anxious about it? I mean the positive thing is that Prozac worked GREAT while I was on it and I felt like myself again. I want an opinion of another psychiatrist.
THANK YOU SO MUCH I tried my best explaining my situation. I'll be awaiting your response.