Fluoxetine and diarrhea

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634590 tn?1293777693 When I get a severe episode I drink electrolytes (from chemist esp for people with diarrhea) and eat bananas and brown rice. It also helpful to try and get some probiotics to replenish the healthy bacteria in your intestines. Probiotics are large amounts of good bacteria required for the intestines normal function. They are Lactobacillus Acidophilus and Bifidobacterium Lactis. You can buy them at a chemist or a health store.
Avatar f tn My doctor prescribed me Sertraline 25mg on top of my existing med. The first day I took Sertraline I got stomach upset and diarrhea; reduced to 12.5mg now. I m suffering side-effects like I'm having a fever(fatigue, sweaty, chills at times). On top of that, my menstruation's cramp is exceptionally bad this time, not sure it was affected by Sertraline. I am not sure this med would help me anymore. Hope someone could induce more positive effects about Sertraline.
Avatar n tn Hiya, I wouldnt worry too much as i suffered from really bad anxiety attacks in which i suffered every symptom from racing heart, dizziness,churning stomache,blurred vision,tight chest and full blown panic attacks which were so intense that i could not leave my house and sat at home crying and feeling like i was dying and my GP put me on fluoxetine 20mg and after a couple of days i felt much worse.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Fluoxetine (generic Prozac) for a few years now and about 6 months ago I upped my dosage. My sex drive on the lower dose was already low, but now it's almost non-existent. At first it wasn't a problem because I haven't been seeing anyone, but now that I am I would really like to try and fix this problem. Since I'm female feel like this is going to be a more difficult process. Would anyone know of any supplements that can help this side effect??
Avatar n tn Hello, I am 29 years old and male. I have been suffering from chronic diarrhea for the past 7 months. I am currently seeing a gastroenteroligist for my problem. He is struggling to find out what is wrong with me. My symptoms first started just a few days following taking malaria tablets, prior to going on vacation to Hondurus (Central America). While on vacation the diarrhea started badly, which followed eating some 'home made' soup (tripe).
1910757 tn?1348686919 Where you by chance on antibiotics at any point before the diarrhea started? Zoloft is a great med for anxiety and depression...and my advice to you would be to stick it out a while longer, at the same time, ask your doc for a referral to a GI specialist. To help with nutrition, start drinking something like Ensure twice daily. I just wouldn't be ready to relate the diarrhead to the Zoloft...the timing is all wrong. Please let us know how you're doing!
Avatar m tn nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dry mouth, trouble sleeping, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, or sweating may occur. Unusual or severe mental/mood changes such as anxiety, weight loss, and vision changes may also be observed. If this headache persists, have this checked by your doctor or be referred to a neurologist for proper evaluation.Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn About 1 week later the same thing except this time the bowel movement was diarrhea and the diarrhea lasted a few hours. I have had four episodes in 3 weeks. I went to the doctor today and said the first thing he wants to do is get a stool sample to test for parasites and bacteria. So we'll see. But reading what's been posted I'm going to monitor my diet and see what happens. These episodes are scary and make me panicky which may be making it worse for me...I don't know!!!!
Avatar m tn Hello there, Fluoxetine or Prozac belongs to the group of antidepressants called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. (SSRIS). These drugs tend to cause less sedation and have different side effects to older antidepressants. Fluoxetine or Prozac elevates mood, increases physical activity and restores interest in everyday pursuits. Prozac is used to treat depression , to reduce binge eating and purging activity ( bulimia nervosa) and to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Avatar f tn Incident : March 30 – Had a 10 min nude massage with female masseuse fully clothed. She rubbed my butt and anal area (2 or 3 times), a little more than a normal massage touching the hole, without inserting her finger. She then asked me to turn over so she could give a hand job. Immediately after that, I ejaculated. As far as I remember, she had hardly touched my penis. She then grabbed some tissue paper and cleaned the penis quickly. Then, she took a warm towel & cleaned my penis.
Avatar n tn 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,
Avatar n tn A recent four week regimen of 20 mg Fluoxetine seemed to produce GI symptoms of varying nature and duration but including diarrhea, flatulence, dyspepsia, and GI malaise. I d/c'd that medication. Following that, there was a similar response to 20mg Citalopram, even after 30 days. I d/c'd that too, and I'll discuss the matter with my psychiatrist early next month. I have had good results on Fluoxetine in the past, but that was 10 years ago or longer.
Avatar m tn Generic : Escitalopram oxalate PPD Drug Class: Central Nervous System Drugs (CNS)/ Psychotropic Drugs/ Antidepressants/ Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) Needs a Prescription: Yes Indications: Listed in Dosage. Recommended Dosage: For dosage information of prescription medicine, please consult with your doctor. Contraindication: MAOIs, pimozide. Patients in manic phase. Pregnancy. Precaution: Monitor patients for risk of suicidality.
Avatar f tn As a history, I was diagnosed having OCD some 10 years back and have been consulting a psychiatrist who had put me on fluoxetine on and off. However, I had stopped the medication since I came to US (for more than a year). Incident: About 4 months back from now (30th March), I had been to an Asian (chinese) massage parlor. The masseuse (female) asked me to remove all the clothes and lie down nude on the massage table, and told me she would be back in 10 mins.
Avatar m tn I took fluoxetine for 10 days and developed ringing in my left ear. It has been 33 days since my last dose was taken. Will it stop eventually? I can't sleep and had to start taking xanax for anxiety and panic attacks because it drives me crazy. I am desperate for help. I saw an EENT and he sees nothing wrong with my ears. I also stop taking all my vitamins and simvastatin just to see if that will help. Have you heard of this before. My dose was a childs dose (.5 mg).
Avatar n tn I had horrible withdrawal symptoms including seasickness-like nausea, joint and limb pain, stomach cramps and diarrhea, mood swings, insomnia and probably, worst of all, the brain zaps or shivers. I'm going into my 6th week off the drug and while the withdrawal symptoms are not as intense, I experience some of these negatives effects every day, particularly in the sfternoon as I tire.
Avatar f tn 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. This drug also alters blood glucose levels. So if insulin or oral antidiabetic drugs will need dosage adjustments. Monitor mood changes, avoid taking in afternoon whenever possible to avoid nervousness and insomnia.
Avatar n tn This reaction appears to be most common with paroxetine, and to a lesser extent with sertraline and fluoxetine. Withdrawal has also been reported with fluvoxamine. Because this is the newest SSRI how often the withdrawal reaction occurs is unknown.
959034 tn?1253675076 neuromuscular abnormalities such as hyperreflexia, myoclonus, tremor, rigidity, and ataxia; and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. MANAGEMENT: Caution is advised if metoclopramide is prescribed in combination with serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
419309 tn?1326506891 I also started having anxiety and diarrhea those 3 days on the ADs. I stopped taking the ADs and within 2 days all those sides went away. Once I found out that I was UNDIE at week 4, my sadness went away and I have been fine since. I certainly could have asked for another AD to try but I am of the personal opinion for myself that I do not want to add any additional meds in my system unless it is absolutely necessary.
Avatar f tn Combining these medications can increase the risk of a rare but serious condition called the serotonin syndrome, which may include symptoms such as confusion, hallucination, seizure, extreme changes in blood pressure, increased heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering or shaking, blurred vision, muscle spasm or stiffness, tremor, incoordination, stomach cramp, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Severe cases may result in coma and even death.
Avatar m tn If your daughter has started taking the Prozac medication, how long has she been on the Prozac ? Prozac is also called Fluoxetine. According to a medical book I am consulting to try and help you, " the full benefits of fluoxetine may not be felt for 4 weeks or more. " " The most common adverse effects of this drug are restlessness, insomnia, and intestinal irregularities.
Avatar m tn One in soil tainted with common pharmaceuticals, and a second irrigated with water contaminated with three drugs (carbamazepine, diphenhydramine, and fluoxetine) along with the two widely used antimicrobial compounds triclosan and triclocarban. The study in Environmental Science & Technology was some overblown lab simulation, because U.S. waters are overflowing with this junk and so much more.
Avatar f tn But ill explain)- I asked him if it made sense that I got diarrhea when I ate fastfood. (yeah sorry)- And his answer made allot of sense. Since I rarely eat fastfood, my stomach is not really used to the overload of fat and salt and everything else found in fastfood. So the body will react to it one way or another. Also why we get these sideffects from medicine sometimes. Its something completely new to the body, so its gonna react.
Avatar f tn Pastoral care, counseling, family conversations, and being present are ways to give comfort and to give meaning to both the person who is ill and to their family. One of the tragedies that Dr Gawande addresses in his article "Letting Go" is that when realistic discussions about prognosis are not given, patients and families are subjected to toxic therapies that have no benefit.
Avatar n tn Amblyopia, Conjunctivitis, Cyst, Ear pain, Eye pain, Jaw pain, Neck pain, Pelvic pain, Hangover effect and Malaise. Rare - Prozac (Fluoxetine) Side Effects Rare Prozac side effects occurred in less than 1 in 1000 people.
1580318 tn?1550258081 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued at least a dozen warnings about the dangers of PPIs, which include an increased risk of bacterial diarrhea, magnesium deficiency, and bone fractures (http://www.fda.gov). Long-term consumption of PPIs has also been linked to increased risk of pneumonia and unhealthy weight gain. 2) Statins.
1571878 tn?1354953383 I would wake up in the mornings still tripping, and would have a blast exercising and going to school and work. I finished the bottle and moved on with life. But I couldn't. Every few days, I would buy another bottle, drink half, trip, do it again the next night, then swear I would never do it, again. Except, I would always find an excuse.
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238668 tn?1232735930 Potential side effects include bleeding, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and leukopenia (low blood cell count). The half life (amount of time for half the drug to be cleared from the body is 42 hours but varies widely depending on the individual).