Fluoxetine and lithium

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I started on Lithium one week ago. Two nights later I had trouble sleeping, and every night since--can't fall asleep right away, can't stay asleep, wake up multiple times throughout the night, and have very stressful dreams (one where I kicked the bedpost so hard it woke me up and hurt my foot a bit). Anyone heard of this? I don't see it listed as a possible side effect of lithium. I have been taking a lorazepam to sleep for many months now and it used to work great.
) I saw my psychiatrist today and he lowered my dose of fluoxetine down to 20 mg daily, and next year in January (hopefully earlier, but unlikely) I'll be assessed and given a medication change, likely to some type of mood stabilizer. but unfortunately I hear it takes at least a five week gap from going from fluoxetine to mood stabilizers because they interfere with each other and can cause serotonin syndrome or something.
According to a NAMI article (google mood stabilizers pregnancy), lithium and first generation antipsychotics are the best choices for pregnancy. Other articles suggest lamotrigine (lamictal) as a reasonable choice. They advise to AVOID depakote completely. It's not really understandable if your doctor refuses to treat you at all until you are done your pregnancy, especially if you are symptomatic. You should tell him/her about your symptoms, and ask to discuss your options.
I am on antidepressants from 1999 till today- They are ---- Fluoxetine Hydrochloride - 60 mg, Lithium - 900 mg, Carbamazepine - 400mg and Amtriptilene Hydrochloride - 12.5 mg... I always had constipation (passing stool in 3-4 days) from 1999 to 2009 but I never had bloating or distension. SUDDENLY In the month of Feb, 2010 my stomach started bloating and distension. I think it was due to lack of water, lots of tea and doing exercise.
Last year, she had a meltdown, for some miraculous reason, her ME/CFS went into total remission till this day....and she is also taking Lithium. Recently, doctor lower the dosage and she is feeling much much better. It is hard to feel happy when your body is feeling so bad. Try not overdo though when you're feeling better.
While I do not have personal experience with this drug I can tell you this drug is a combination drug. It contains Zyprexa (olazepine) and Prozac (fluoxetine). The Olazepine has possible adverse reactions like insomnia, dizziness, tremors, dry mouth, constipation. Avoid use of alcohol, and smoking. And Fluoxetine adverse effects can be nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, headache, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth. There is also a drug to drug interaction with this med with Lithium.
aplastic anemia, atrial fibrillation, cerebral vascular accident, cholestatic jaundice, confusion, dyskenesia (including, for example, a case of buccal-lingual-masticatory syndrome with involuntary tongue protrusion reported to develop in a 77-year old female after 5 weeks of fluoxetine therapy and which completely resolved over the next few months following drug discontinuation),eosinophilie pneumonia, epidermal necrolysis, erythema nodosum, exfoliative dermatitis, gynecomastia, heart arrest,
i am taking 80 mg fluoxetine plus 45 - 60 mg buspirone and i was wondering if there is reason for concern about serotonin syndrome with such a cocktail at those dosages. if it's a bad idea to be taking so much of the both of them, it's not necessarily a big deal for me to d/c them as i still lay in bed all day! -- but what's next? thanks...
Most websites selling drugs are not legal, and many come from countries where there is no FDA, and no regulations--hence your aforementioned experience. Why would you want to take something without knowing what it is, or what might be in it???
I have had to go to the ER twice because of the inability to keep anything down. I've had a CAT scan, MRI, and blood work (esp. to check my lithium level), and all have come back normal. The ER docs suggested a neurologist appointment, but I can't get in to see one for over 2 more weeks. I am miserable, and not sure a neurologist can even help. If it is Effexor withdrawal, what could a neurologist do about it? And if the psychatrist is right, what else could it be?
Before taking lithium, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to lithium or any other medications. tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take.
but i would like to share this with you lamictal and trileptal do affect birth control pills and vise verse i.e. you can get pregnant using these as they reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills by 40%to 50% ,,,,,,,,,,also (which done me a great harm) the birth control pills reduce the effect of BP meds up to 50% also. i read on some site (but i cannot remember which) that birth control pills can affect most of psychiatric meds.
Getting prescription drugs in NZ is fairly cheap. I think I paid $3 for 90 fluoxetine pills. Good luck and hope everything works out for you!
I was diagnosed with BP2 about 6 weeks ago, after being diagnosed with depression for over 10 years. I've been on fluoxetine forever, and added lamotrigne about a year ago. Added lithium to that mix just one month ago. It's early on but I've noticed improvement since the lithium. Evidently there are tons of options available. You should discuss with your pdoc. If you find the right combo, it should make all the difference. Keep trying and best of luck.
About 4 years ago I started getting symptoms of anxiety and loss of sleep. I had regrets about the past and a career choice I made and I kept regretting and thinking I made a wrong decision. This affected my self esteem and I had problems taking up jobs. I couldn't control my thoughts and couldn't concentrate and I was tired when I got up in the mornings. I saw a psychiatrist who put me on fluoxetine and paroxetine.
I was wondering where the best place for me would be to find a complete list of medicines I should stay away from with Long QT syndrome. I have a list but it is over 5 years old, and I am in need of a new one! Thank You!
As of now I don't have a new pdoc yet so I have no one to call about my meds--I'm on my own. I checked this syndrome on the computer and looked up the symptoms and OMG...I was answering yes right down the list. Scary ****. So don't take these two meds together, but I'm sure most of you out there have competent, civilian docs. The VA really needs some.
neuromuscular abnormalities such as hyperreflexia, myoclonus, tremor, rigidity, and ataxia; and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. MANAGEMENT: In general, the concomitant use of multiple serotonergic agents should be avoided if possible, or otherwise approached with caution if potential benefit is deemed to outweigh the risk. Patients should be closely monitored for symptoms of the serotonin syndrome during treatment.
I have tried alot but at present i m on clomipramine 200mg risperidone 1mg.i have tried medicine lorazepam.,imipramine.,fluoxetine.,lithium.,fluvoxamine.,clonazepam.,mirtazapine etc.
Hi and Welcome Tramadol Warriors, Please come on in and make yourself comfy. All are welcome.
Oh, and I have a drug and alcohol abuse past as well but I gave it up twenty years ago which when the subject of Bipolar first came up, and I trialed Lithium which I did not think helped me at the time which was supposed to be diagnostic. I also have anxiety that is not being addressed cause I just can't see me taking some many meds. Besides I don't read much about anxiety in biploar patients.
A fascinating research study was published today by Irving Kirsch of the University of Hull, questioning whether or not 4 popular antidepressants are any better than placebo, and found that they weren't any better. Here's the study: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.
About 4 years ago I started getting symptoms of anxiety and loss of sleep. I had regrets about the past and a career choice I made and I kept regretting and thinking I made a wrong decision. This affected my self esteem and I had problems taking up jobs. I couldn't control my thoughts and couldn't concentrate and I was tired when I got up in the mornings. I saw a psychiatrist who put me on fluoxetine and paroxetine.
I'm listening and waiting to see the answers you get.....after you share which AD and at what dose. I, too, was on a AD of one kind or another for 10 yrs. I chose to get off them when I put down the opiates. I have had a lot of physical things going on, too. That's why I am ready to hear what gets posted. Each one works a little differently....and I had terrible side affects from Cymbalta. (15 side affects that I identified in the med guide) I liked Lexapro the best.....
Antidepressants, such as fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), mirtazepine (Remeron), and etc., are not recommended to treat bipolar alone, because they may actually worsen bipolar by triggering the manic cycle. ******************************************************************************** Per FDA, "Understanding Antidepressant Medications" http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm095980.
Some common SSRIs are Paxil® (paroxetine), Prozac®/Sarafem® (fluoxetine), and Zoloft® (sertraline). Some common SNRIs are Cymbalta® (duloxetine) and Effexor® (venlafaxine). Some common triptans are Axert® (almotriptan), Imitrex® (sumatriptan), and Relpax® (eletriptan).
These include fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram. In studies of patients with panic disorder, 75 to 80% of those placed on an SSRI significantly improve. This rate is equal to the success rate of the tricyclic antidepressants that have proven helpful. The antidepressants trazodone (Desyrel), amoxapine (Asendin), maprotiline (Ludiomil) and bupropion (Welbutrin) are not generally effective for panic disorder.
Lithium, Fluoxetine, Allegra, Bentyl, Align, Loestrin Birth Control, Concerta (54 mg), occasionally or as needed.. xanax, or clonazepam, ibuprofin, tylenol. Recent discontinuation per doctor's orders of Fluoxetine has reduced agitation and tremors significantly. Could my symptoms be as simple as a serotonin toxicity problem or NMS? Is there ANYTHING else I can be tested for before making the expensive trip to the Mayo?
suggests that these effects can continue long after the drug is no longer taken. For some reason, elderly female patients and children and adolescents and smokers seem to be more suseptable to this. Some drugs I know that have risks of TD are: Risperdal Clozaril Zyprexa Seroquel Geodon Haldol Elavil Thorazine Mellaril Stelazine Many of these above drugs are heavy-duty neurolrptics. You may want to get 2nd opinion any of these are perscribed.
I currently take Wellbutrin and I feel that It helps with my depression and I don't have the sexual effects that I was having with Paxil plus I seem to have a lot more energy. I also take an antiphsycotic called Perphenazine and Lithium. Occasionally I take Calonopin to help with my anxiety. I don't want to start taking the Paxil again! I hate being impotent and feel like It made me numb emotionally. I just wish I knew how long this whole withdrawal process is supposed to last.
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