Fluoxetine and getting pregnant

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I have been off fluoxetine for about 2 weeks now, because nomattterhow strict my diet, i cant seem to loose weight I gained whilst taking fluoxetine, which was getting me very down. I went to gp who has prescribed me paroxetne. Looking on the web, it seems that this ADis even worse for weight gain, So I now dont know what to do. Should i stay off all ad and see, or take the prescribed paroxetine or go bak to fluoxetine, i just dont know.
I am 38 years old and 4 and half months pregnant with my first baby. Before getting preg. I was taking 20 mg of fluoxetine once a day. When I first found out I was preg. i stopped. I recently experienced panic attacks and my doctor prescribed the same medication. Is it safe for my unborn child? I am very concerned please advise me!
thats gotta be rough , i ended up single right before i tried getting off of xanex and being alone and trying to get off is no fun at all , i am still in the process and its not easy but i can tell you that it will get better as long as you taper the klonopin , make sure you have some kind of support it is crucial in the weaning phase of klonopin you will need much moral support and if you dont have any use these forums often !!!!
our situation was highly stressfull and weeks before i had started therapy and gone onto fluoxetine again.....I was very down and we had to move back into my parents home...we had not been in england long....i read somewhere that st johnswort was good for depresion...so i decided to take it and my 20mg fluoxetine....i miscarried...and about a year later i was watching a t.v program and heard it can cause misscariage......mmmm.....i must have hurt my baby! Shame...
I went to see my doctor today and from the cultures done last time finally I found out I have strep B, the doctor was very understanding and has now given me a course of penacilin and 2 tablets to avoid getting a yeast infection - 1 to take before the penacilin and 1 to take at the end of the course. I too am trying to research on the net but keep finding info for pregnant women.. I am 27 and definitely NOT pregnant.
Hi I switched from Fluoxetine to Citalopram about 6 months ago as the Fluoxetine was making me gain weight. Since I've been on Citalopram I've put on even more, and am now about 2 stone (14kg) heavier than I was before I started. I don't want to come off ADs as they're helping me so much, but at the same time I don't know if I can cope with any more weight gain. Has anyone experienced weight gain with certain antidepressants then been able to lose with a different one?
I'm still going strong here and it's getting better. Still a little pressure in the head (headache like) and still got the zaps but it's getting better overall. I noticed I don't need my A/C on as much as when I was on the med. I gotta run to work but let's share more later ok?
increased the effexor to 150mg a day and it helped even more w/ anixiety-but i became 2 laid back- i didnt care a/b my appearance or even getting dressed for the day. I became a couch potato and stayed tired alot. i would take a 3 hour nap and still sleep at night as well. Recently i found myself getting depressed because of how i had changed. my dr switched me to paxil and im concerned about weight gain with paxil.
Bella mentioned that we would stay on the fluoxetine,carbemezepine combination for now...and that fluoxetine increases the effects of the carbemezepine. She eventually wants to decrease the 40mg dose of fluoxetine and perhaps introduce a better combination medication. They stayed a while and I showed them some of my artistic endeavours...painting, jewellery making and decorated boxes and furniture.
If you are depressed, you might want to wait until you get the depression under control with meds and/or therapy before getting pregnant. You may also be at a higher risk for severe post-partum depression. Speaking as someone who has been there, you really need to find out why you are depressed. I didn't realize that the way my husband treated me was making me feel depressed until I had some serious therapy. I "thought" I was happy enough. In retrospect, I was seriously unhappy.
i have had 3 miscarrages now i have been put on anit depression tablets to help me deal with what is going on! the tablets are called fluoxetine 20mg capsuals and i am to be on them for 4 weeks. i wonderd what the risks where if i did conceve in this time he just told me to stop taking them is i find i am preganat agen. befor i start to take them i want to no is they could harm my baby as i dont think i could deal with anouther miscarrage.
I get the same symptoms with my anxiety. Are you on any meds right now? I went off meds in Feb due to getting pregnant and I had to go back on them 5 days ago because everything came back in a flash. I'm just hoping that the meds will work.
I am almost 30, I'm getting my PhD from a fantastic university, I'm a gal, I am single, I have a wonderful family, and I know way too much psychopharmacology and neuroscience. Lastly, I requested to enter outpatient treatment for DXM abuse about a month and a half ago. It's an amazing program, and I want to share what I'm learning with those that desire it. I started DXM in September when I had a terrible upper respiratory infection and took Robitussin, thinking nothing of it.
and laying in bed and watching tv like funny shows and getting into it helps ur mind calm ur self down...but if u panic and pay mind when u get the anxiety it makes it worst..u have 2 fight it...i learn how 2 and this is the way i do it i hope it helps.
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i just wake up then go back to sleep and another of my symptoms is nausea. im 2 mos pregnant and im nausious already but this medicine makes it worse. i dont eat for a few days and dont wanna drink anything either. i got sick for the first time yesterday morning but since i hadnt eaten for almost 24 hrs it was dry heaves.
5mg clonazepam, one fluoxetine tablet and 20mg of baclofen a day but i am still getting worse. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Some days I can't even feed myself.
i have had 3 miscarrages now i have been put on anit depression tablets to help me deal with what is going on! the tablets are called fluoxetine 20mg capsuals and i am to be on them for 4 weeks. i wonderd what the risks where if i did conceve in this time he just told me to stop taking them is i find i am preganat agen. befor i start to take them i want to no is they could harm my baby as i dont think i could deal with anouther miscarrage.
i have had 3 miscarrages now i have been put on anit depression tablets to help me deal with what is going on! the tablets are called fluoxetine 20mg capsuals and i am to be on them for 4 weeks. i wonderd what the risks where if i did conceve in this time he just told me to stop taking them is i find i am preganat agen. befor i start to take them i want to no is they could harm my baby as i dont think i could deal with anouther miscarrage.
i have had 3 miscarrages now i have been put on anit depression tablets to help me deal with what is going on! the tablets are called fluoxetine 20mg capsuals and i am to be on them for 4 weeks. i wonderd what the risks where if i did conceve in this time he just told me to stop taking them is i find i am preganat agen. befor i start to take them i want to no is they could harm my baby as i dont think i could deal with anouther miscarrage.
AD's had the opposite effect on me - getting me all hyper, so nightime doses were out of the question and even during the day, left me feeling edgy. Citalopram (Celexa) finally was the one that worked for me, and still on low doses and in the morning. At least with the 3 months before tx starts, you'll be able to balance things out.
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But it's been around the longest of any of the SSRI's and so has the most data in regards to safety while pregnant.
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The docs kept upping the dose before moving me on to fluoxetine. I felt no different on the new med at all and decided to quit. I had no bad side effects. I think I had reached a stage where the meds had done all they could possibly do for me and it was time for me to make some big changed for myself. Meds can be scary. I can totally understand your fear of trying anything else, especially after your bad experiences.
Ontop of that i am even more depressed because i have alot of problems with my ovaries and we are trying for a baby and have yet to get pregnant. It kills me every month that i find out i am not pregnant. Basically my biggest question is, when is it time to be hospitalized for depression. The past few days i have been the worst i have ever been so far. I started crying the other day for no reason and started hyperventilating.
hi mate im charlie and im a big worrier 2 i worry about brain tumors and i play pc games all of the time addicted and i have lightheaded ness and headaches and wierd feelings like sharp pains but they dont hurt and i feel lke im on a boat sometimes cause it feels like im moving up and down like motion sickness and i am really worried and this has been going on for a year i went to the doctors they said i av anxity and im 15 and i need help.
I talked to my GP yesterday about this and he doesn't know what to make of it. He ruled out shingles and side effects from my fluoxetine. He did an exam and noticed my right arm's reflex is highly diminished and I have tremors in both hands, but the left hands shakes more than the right. We did a full panel of blood tests and everything came back fine, so I just scheduled an MRI of my brain to see if there's something neurological going on.
I guess its getting popular and im just sheltered. Any way any information would be great I need to know as much as I can if im gonna help my friend.
I have previosly tried Loparamide, Lomitil and Colafac also (to no avail). I am now on Fluoxetine for depression. I do not smoke and only occassionally drink alcohol. I have never had surgery and never had a serious medical condition. I have never suffered from diarrhea before. I have not changed my diet apart from cutting out dairy products (as advised by my doctor) Please give me some help and advice!! Regards Rob.
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