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19 Jan 2004

paniek aanvalle
E k wil weet of ek Prozac kan drink want ek het gehoor dat dit paniek aanvalle voorkom. Moet asb. nie së ek moet iemand gaan sien nie, want hier is by ons nie 'n siellkundige nie en my grootste fobie is om per motor te moet ry, so ek kan nie na 'n ander dorp toe ry nie. As ek Prozac begin drink op 'n doktersvoorskrif wil ek weet hoe lank dit my sal neem om beter te word, omdat ek baie graag hierdie jaar my probleem onder beheer wil kry.My kinders trek ver weg en anders sal ek hulle nie meer gereeld kan sien nie.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Blondie,
Although Prozac ( you'd save money by getting, instead, the generic Fluoxetine, checking for the cheapest version available, as these chemically equivalent generic forms are often much cheaper than the earlier brand-name, like "Prozac" and work exactly the same )--- was originally used as an antidepressant, that family of dugs ( including Cilift, and others ) has been found to be very useful in many cases, in the treatment of Panic Disorder, and other anxiety-type problems. It obviously can only be used with a prescription, but your GP can provide this and check how it's helping you. While some people notice benefits earlier, one expects fuller effects after 14 days or more.
Ideally, for the best treatment, you would take such a medication with extra assistance from a psychologist, to help you learn to reduce those panicky peaks of anxiety whenever you need to, to understand what triggers them, and to de-sensitize yourself to those triggers. Maybe if the Fluoxetine / other SSRI helps, as it is likely to do, you may feel better about the possibility of travelling to see a psychologist, even if it's for one or two sessions, so he/she can then teach you some techniques which you can use at home.
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