How long does prozac side effects last

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Avatar f tn 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 So I stopped taking Prozac 5 weeks ago without tapering. The side effects are there, dizziness, electrical feeling impulses in my brain, irritability, etc. But, it is not something that I can't handle, so far. I am determined to control my emotions and myself through natural methods and with God's guidance. My questions are the following: 1. Will these withdrawl symptoms ever go away? They did after I quit the effexor.
Avatar n tn i was under the impression that prozac isnt that bad especially at such a low dosage. can anyone tell me how long this will last. I want it to get better but it is like i am obbessing about it and it is making it worse.
Avatar f tn Do you remember roughly how long it took to adjust to prozac last time? I don't typically respond so much to the medication questions because medications can be complex and are best left to those with some knowledge or experience about them. It sounds like your doctor is managing the drug transitions well. I hope you get your answer and that the obsessive thoughts become less impacting.
Avatar n tn Very few meds work first time for people, often maybe a dozen are tried before any help is achieved, . Side effects of many meds are worse than anything already happening. How will a 4 year old explain that to you and will you understand? Ask people here if they have trouble describing side effects. Ask., , Most meds have been released and pronounced "safe" simply because they have passed clinical trials set by government.
Avatar f tn What's odd is the timing of your side effects. If they were truly adverse reactions to the Prozac, one would expect that the onset would have been far earlier. Most people who experience bothersome side effects start noticing them as early as 48 hours into the course. That's why I would be suspicious of either an anxiety-induced reaction, or perhaps another illness with ironic timing. What dose of the Zoloft does the doc want you to start out at? That's another helpful trick..
Avatar f tn well when i was on klonipine all i had was side effects it was horrible and getting off of it is just withdraws and getting off of any long term med is a pain in *** ..i have my own probs and my doc keeps ripping mine off an on from me so i know how it goes it *****...i always have to go cold turkey...
Avatar n tn You are not alone, I too suffer from extreme exhaustion and lots of long term side effects. I agree that it's hard to fight the system but you have to keep trying! Keep checking with different least that's what I'm doing, it just is NOT normal for an HCV SVR to experience this much fatigue (there must be something else wrong). You sound like a very caring man and she is lucky to have you. My best to you and your wife.
Avatar n tn I've heard plenty of horror stories about Effexor withdrawal. How long before Wellbutrin kicks in? (If you tell me 4-6 weeks I might as well just quit my job, divorce my husband, and lock myself in a rubber room!) Just FYI, I also take Levoxyl (150 mg. at night). Thanks for your help.
601528 tn?1224085098 I am on prozac and have been for about 6 months....This last week I have been very manic with ALOT of paranoia and anger. Could this be the prozac or would it have happened by now?
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever experienced a racing heart on Prozac? 2. How long can I expect these symptoms to last? I hear Prozac stays in your body a long time. 3. What is the fastest way to get this Prozac OUT of my body? 4. I read that all SSRIs have stimulating effects. I am in no way depressed and don't need stimulation as I am sensitive to sugar and caffeine. What can be done for my anxiety in this case? Ativan is short term ONLY. 5.
Avatar f tn talking to a naturopath you would be convinced they are equal to putting poison into our bodies! So three weeks.. put up with all side effects? How long until they become almost impossible to taper off of? That's another great concern of mine.. I have friends, and have googled so many stories of people going on medication that are unable to ever stop taking it due to terrible side effects.. Argh..
Avatar f tn I tried 10mg IR and 20mg IR, with great success and only mild side effects but they did not last very long maybe 5 hours max, and I have 13-16 hour work days. So he prescribed me 25mg XR, which worked beautifully for the first month, aside from only lasting 8-9 hours and making me feel cold (which I’ve always had cold hands and feet for as long as I can remember).
Avatar n tn does anyone know when the side effects of weaning yourself off of effexor stop? i have been completely off of it for three days now and i still feel awful. my coordination is off, i feel confused and forgetful, but the most irritating and troublesome side effect is one that is hard to describe. about ever ten seconds or so i get a really strange feeling in my head. almost like a pulsy - dizzy - out of it feeling. im just wondering when these things will go away. i feel so odd. thanks!
Avatar n tn 2/ Is it common to GAIN weight while taking Synthroid? If so, how hard to go back to normal weight and after how long? 3/ Is it more difficult to get pregnant while on Synthroid? 4/ Is it a given that once someone start taking Synthroid (or any other thyroid med for hypo), it's for life? 5/ should i have my baby tested for thyroid problems? Would love to read your experiences and feedback. thanks! hyponofun :( This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn I have no idea what to do and though I have only been off the Synthroid for 4 days, the side effects have not abated. Anybody have any thing to say to help me understand what is going on? I'm so upset and exhausted from lack of sleep....I was feeling FINE before Synthroid!!!
422425 tn?1307996590 Hi, Tramadol is a mu agonist and it blocks serotonin and norepinephrine re-uptake, so it also has weak antidepressant effects like a drug such as cymbalta or effexor. The latter could be affecting you more leading to the side effects you're getting. If they're too severe, you're doc will probably just switch you to a different drug. If you can deal with it, then ok.
Avatar m tn I am sure it did at this point. Since stopping Prozac I know the horrible side effects that was causing.Now I am feeling the effects of the Levothyroxine and hyperthyroidism. I may also add that I do not have my large intestine, as it was removed due to ulcerlative colitis in 1991, so I may not absorb medications as most people do. My diet is limited to certain foods and almost all vitamins and hard coated time release pills pass through me intact. I know it's gross, but it's true.
462771 tn?1358359443 I've been on it since February of this year. I do get flu-like side effects still. But they do not last as long now. Maybe 48 hours. I did have to go on an anti-depressant for the first time in my life. But I can not say it was Avonex alone that caused the depression. I think the mix of being dx'd with MS, the loss of some of my function, and the medications all mix together caused depression.
Avatar n tn I also have terrible hypothyroidism and I asked the dr if all of the anxiety and weight gain and all of the terrible side effects could be the hypo he said yes so he took me off prozac and tapered me off risperidone last week. i am a freaking mess. i am withdrawing or am i spirally out of control? I have been on these meds for so long I don't know what normal is? what is your suggestion?
1798419 tn?1315814027 told me that Effexor may attribute to weight gain, and it DOES state this in the side effects printed from the manufacturer, so your Dr. is incorrect. Do your homework and don't trust all the Doctors, find a good one, and also consider natural health options if you possibly can. Good luck!
603726 tn?1223923260 Almost everyone does. If the side effects become very severe, then call you doctor. By in large most people tolerate this drug fairly well. You shouldn't have a problem. Good luck and remember...... 6 weeks before any improvement.
Avatar f tn I am very nauseous and have no appetite. My doctor told me this is a temporary side effect. How long does it usually last?
Avatar n tn How do you do on just one of the medications? Does Prozac alone handle your depression? Do you get the side effects with just Prozac?
Avatar n tn I am beginning to have very uncomfortable side effects and would like to stop taking it. I would appreciate your guidance in how to quit with the least withdrawal symptoms possible. Also, should I be taking any milder substitute during withdrawal to avoid severe depression ? Thank you very much for your help.
565246 tn?1216471723 on me and he's raking in the money right now. I hear that him and Moses have a side bet on how long it takes me to tell my boss where he can get off. Just once I'd like to be able to wake up and know what to expect. Right now I'd rather be going through High School football "two-a-days" in the South Louisiana summer heat.
Avatar f tn I am tapering off of 80 mgs of Prozac. I have been on iProzac for 3 months. While taking it I had diarreha but thought it would,eventually go,away.,well, it didn't,so,I am,getting off of it. My question is, now I am down to 20 mgs. And according to my doctor, I will go down to 10 mgs in two days. And stay on 10"for a week and then stop completely. How long should,I expect this terrible diarreha,to last? I mean it is bad!
Avatar f tn My mind has never recovered, I guess I need some new dandy anti-depressants; the Prozac sure is not strong enough to overcome how I feel. Is there anyone else who feels like they have lost part of themselves from the treatment? I am on Provigal and that gives me some energy, but I have to pay later, usually complete fatigue for a few days. Pain pills relieve me to a point. A provigil and a pain pill and I am almost human. Oh, and somewhere along the line I have had some brain swelling.
Avatar n tn Now I don't really experience any side effects. It seems like when I take a dose it last for only about 2 hours. Is this because I'm on too low of a dose or my body is getting use to it. Is there another benzodiazipine that last longer like Xanax, etc.?