Hello.. I am 56, had a partial hysterectomy at age 37, so really don't know where in this menopause process I really am! What I do know is that I have struggled with anxiety for the past several years, and it's worse now than ever. Just so many ups and downs! I take Ativan at night, and the occasional 1/2 tablet during the day if I get over anxious. Recently, it was suggested that I try Prozac to alleviate some of this. Started 10 mg one week ago. Not sure if its just a fear of side effects or what, but I feel that I feel worse, and wonder if I should just wait this out. I usually make it though the day without additional meds, but just feel apathetic and a little lethargic as time goes on. Will this improve with time?
Also..for the last year or so, I awaken very anxious, but it mostly subsided once I get up and around..does Ativan cause this?