Depression medication prozac

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Avatar n tn It is true that Wellbutrin has a lower incidence of sexual side effects, but because it is different from Prozac (it increases levels of noradrenaline and dopamine instead of selectively increasing serotonin levels) there is a chance that it may not work as well as the Prozac for the depression. Before switching medications from one that works, discuss with your doctor the possibility of changing your dosing schedule or taking a brief drug holiday. Best of luck to you.
Avatar f tn I never had anxiety till I started taking Prozac, Im taking Prozac for severe depression but ever since being on it anxiety has been my major problem, I can't go a day without a panic attack or feeling sick due to anxiety, I'm throwing up from anxiety at least once a week and I'm constantly trembling and shaking and having paranoid thoughts. Prozac destroyed more than it fixed for me.
Avatar n tn You may be confusing these symptoms as a problem the Prozac is causing and in reality it's probably the return of you depression that is causing this. You may want to swap that Prozac for another SSRI that you have no resistance to.
2044839 tn?1331259441 Hello there! A friend of mine is on Prozac for depression and it works awesome for her. She used to cut herself everywhere because of a severe social disorder (sorry, the name escapes me), bipolar depression, and an anxiety disorder. The difference was like night and day. She had to go through inpatient care just because of her specific condition, but the Prozac was the first thing they tried when she was sent home, and she's been great.
1427534 tn?1283123134 so I have lost my mother about two months ago and I left an 8 year relationship and moved to a new state.My doctor wants to put me on Prozac but I don't know what to do all I know is I need medication because everyday it seems to get worse.
Avatar m tn my partner has been on prozac for around 10 years and recently weaned herself of them.4 months down the line she is feeling really low ,is this a side affect of the drug e.g. coming out of her system or should she be considering retking it .she really dosent want to start again.Is there a phone number she can ring or a helpline where she can discuss her symtoms. many thanks A.
Avatar n tn I'm sure there's a label on your medication bottle stating not to drink alcohol while taking the medication.
Avatar f tn I was on medication for panic disorder, so I made the decision to stay on it, as without the medication, I was very worried I would be back to having debilitating panic, which would not have been good. All SSRI antidepressants which the exception of Paxil are rated a pregnancy risk category "C", which is the middle of the road where risks are concerned. It means basically that while there are some risks, many times the benefits outweigh the risks.
Avatar f tn Hello, I've been on Fluoxetine (prozac) for the last five months for depression. I also suffer from very bad anxiety, and insomnia. The drug has definitely helped with depression, and evened out my moods, but the insomnia is getting a bit out of control. When I first started taken it, I was literally only getting a maximum of 1 hour sleep a night, then I started taking sleeping pills which increased my sleep to about 4 hours a night (not much help, but better than 1 hour!
691920 tn?1252103061 anything from 4 to 8 weeks and even longer in some cases depending on whether firstly the medication indeed works for you and secondly how severe is your level of depression.
Avatar f tn I smoke marijuana throughout each day and am thinking of replacing it with Prozac. Is Prozac addictive? Does anyone have feedback or a similar situation?
Avatar f tn Is anyone on this drug?for depression,etc,started back on me tablets again prozac,but i get thoughts that scare me,mood swings etc,havent been on it again all that long,should i give the tablets more time?mayb it isnt the tablets and just me thinking it is.
390848 tn?1215807661 when i became an adult i learned that all ssri's made me feel depressed, and out of control, also lost my sex drive on them, but when i was prescribed them as a teen i was just to young to make the connection i also know a ton of people who take prozac and it really helps them, prozac is like the fisrt defense when it comes to treating mental illness, shrinks usually start with an ssri and if that doesnt work they add a mood stabilizer, then move onto anti-p's i know for me, when i take ssri's
Avatar n tn I was recently diagnosed with some depression, and my doctor wants to put me on Prozac. I've had a transplant (20 years ago this past June), I'm diabetic, high blood pressure, asthma, and have high cholesterol. With all the medicines I'm on, I'm nervous about taking Prozac because I'm not sure of the interractions with my meds. She told me to think about it, and if I agree to take Prozac, she would give me a prescription. I'm also nervous about taking a medication I'm unfamiliar with.
Avatar n tn Ooops, forgot to say the feelings of nausea and no appetite could be a symptom of anxiety/depression. I remember before taking any medication I would wake up every morning feeling sick and didn't want to eat much most days. Obviously you can't rule out this being a side affect of prozac but it could be your body's natural way of showing anxiety/depression.
Avatar f tn When should i be feeling the feel good effects of prozac i'm coming up to 4 weeks tomorrow and at first felt ok but have gone a little down hill i was just wondering weather its my body trying to adjust to the med. I'm currently taking 20mg in the morning does anybody think this needs to be upped if i have felt good and now gone a little down.I also take omega 3 fish oil and vitamin b complex. having few side effects off the prozac shakes feeling sick and diarrhea.
Avatar n tn Paxil is shorter acting and going cold turkey is almost impossible, whereas prozac is longer lasting, so stopping the oral medication means that you still have a blood level for longer and that gradually diminishes.
Avatar f tn I missed a week of work which I NEVER miss work. Anyway I'm back on my medication (Prozac 20mg) and feel so good, just nervous about the baby. I called motherrisk which is a great resource for Canadian mothers or mothers to be. They told be my medication does not pose any extra risk and because it's an old medication tons of study's are out including child developent; no study's link to any birth defects or developmental delay. I'm still weary.
Avatar f tn I am currently looking for a new depression medication. I need some info on something that is NOT a SSRI, a hormone, and is not zoloft, celexa, or prozac......also something that does not contain salicylic acid aka aspirin. If anyone can help I would appreciate the help.
Avatar n tn episodic depression continued anxiety. Went to outside Psych. for guidance and medication monotoring. He saw I was struggling and just existing and we agreed I would start tapering off Prozac in March and took my last dose July 23.He told me Ativan ok as I never had gone over 2mg/qual.of life is import. I AM A MESS! SEVERE DEPRESSION, ANXIETY it has been 6 weeks and I am sinking lower and lower every day.
Avatar f tn Are there ANY anxiety/depression meds that are allowed to take during pregnancy?
Avatar n tn my husband was told he had major depression. he was put on prozac 60mg,wellbutrin 100mg,and zyprexa 20mg. it has been 2 years. he can't remember things from the day before. he does seam a little better. but he acts like a zobie. i feel he is over medicated. please give me some advise. i spoke to his doctor last time we saw him. he said he would start cutting him back next time we saw him. i read in a book on depression that he sould have only been on zyprexa for a short time.
Avatar m tn There are many different types of medication for depression and you would need to discuss which would be appropriate for you with your doctor. Some options are Prozac, Celexa, Effexor, and Wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn Zyprexa is used as an anti-psychotic, yes, and this is what it was first developed for, but it was also approved by the FDA in March of this year as a mood stabilizer for bipolar depression. I am on it for bipolar depression, and it is working very well for me. I am not psychotic, nor does my psychiatrist think I am.
Avatar m tn I have been taking Amitriptyline for a while for depression and pain but 6 weeks ago I suffered a stroke and my depression is worse so was given Sertraline along with the other.
Avatar m tn I have been living with BPD for my entire life. I have been on Prozac for my Depression and Geodon for my mood swings for almost a year now. I believe these medications aren't doing anything for me and what I've read about Geodon its an unsafe risky drug. I am 18 and I am going to ask my doctor if I can start lowering my dosages so I can safely quit taking them. Is it legal for him to deny my request of lowering my dosages?
Avatar f tn I was on Prozac 20 mg...started taking Paxil 25 result...feeling the same. Can I mix Paxil 25mg w/Prozac 20mg?
Avatar f tn Hi, I had on medication for prozac and had stopped for 2 months. Now my psychiatrist thinks that I need it back but then due to financial problems I won't can afford it. I had reacted badly when I was due to see counselor last 2 weeks ago and earlier on I had taken the prozac for more than half a year. Do I really need the medicine?
1370534 tn?1279514204 I have been on many medications for depression. They work for awhile, but they never seem to get at the heart of the matter. Many of them just stop working after about 8 months. To those of you who are living with BPD, what kind of medications are you on? What have you found to be helpful in your treatment? Thank you so much.