Increase prozac dosage side effects

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2193833 tn?1339414902 when it comes to the meds, and the reintroduction of the drug into our systems causes a faster than normal increase in the serotonin, which leads to more severe side effects. Some people had no side effects initially, and the second time around, have every one in the book. That was me, pretty much. The bad news is, it will probably be much more difficult for you to adjust to the Prozac this time around, you may have to endure more side effects that are bothersome.
Avatar f tn just a quick question if anybody can answer it for me dose a dose increase in fluoxetine (prozac) cause any side effects? I'm going from 20mg per day to 40mg tonight due to the fact i'm feeling the 20mg isn't working as good as it has done for me.
Avatar n tn Long story short, after 3 weeks of being on the increased dosage if I persist and wait a few more weeks will the side effects to go away, is it normal for an increase in dosage to have this affect and how long do the side effects usually last? Or should I go back to my GP and be reducing back down to 20mg until I see the psychiatrist. If it is likely these are just interim side effects I can persist for another few weeks.
Avatar n tn The symptoms that you experience after increasing the dosage of Prozac are a frequent side effect of this medication. The agitation and emotional lability should improve in a week or so. Often times, to lessen the experience of this side effect a slow increase of the medication is done i.e. increase by 10mg instead of 20mg. I suggest a consult with your physician to monitor your current thyroid hormone levels and to discuss your current symptomatology.
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 f tn Common side effects include an increase in anxiety (feeling very jittery), sleep disturbances (either feeling drowsy, or insomnia), some GI symptoms which could include some nausea, diarrhea, lack of appetite, or increase in appetite. Also, headaches are commonly reported. The good news is, these side effects are short lived, with most people seeing improvements at about week 2. Also, not everyone will have side effects, it's something that greatly varies from person to person.
20632981 tn?1503691167 My question is, does Prozac have low side effects like Zoloft but does it work better? And should I be taking a SSRI or SNRI for depression and anxiety, what works better with less side effects?
Avatar m tn If he is aware of your reaction to Nyquil then I would take the Prozac. You can't worry about side effects because we all respond differently to these types of drugs, and just because anxiety is listed as a side effect doesn't mean you will experience it. Prozac is an excellent medication and has been widely used for many years. Work closely with your doctor when it comes to your medication, he knows best. Take care.
Avatar n tn My other comment is that once you stabilize your dosage, and the side effects diminsh, it's worth the trouble. I have tried 9 or 10 meds in the last 11 years of my depression, diagnosed w/ biological depression (can't do anything exept medicate all the time)and my current med, serzone has little or no sexual side effects. That can be an issue with husband/wife/lover.
Avatar f tn In the meantime, it's typical the first few medications tried don't really work, or may just have annoying side effects, or even intolerable side effects, such as insomnia, or more often being tired all the time. Either one can happen. (One med kept me awake like drinking 20 cups of coffee. The same med put my mother to sleep for 18 hours.
Avatar f tn The second is that some psychiatrist will add Wellbutrin,as stimulating antidepressant in low dosage as an adjunct to the ssri and it sometimes takes away the sexual side effects. But then you're on two drugs, so it's a choice. So give it time, see how it goes, but if you find the side effects are too much for you and you need to try a different medication, do it sooner rather than wait a long time -- the longer you're on these drugs, the longer it takes to taper off them.
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 m tn Merry Christmas - I'm sorry you're going through this! I don't have any experience with prozac, so I'm not sure how much help I can be. However, I can share a couple of things I've learned on my med. journey. Starting or increasing a dose on our anxiety meds can actually increase our anxiety as a side effect. This is no fun, I know. But this is usually temporary and goes away over time. GI distress can also be a common side effect. As hard as it sounds, we just need to give it time.
Avatar m tn Donald; Reduced libido is a common side effect of not only Prozac but all SSRI-class drugs. From the Wikipedia entry for Prozac: "Other side effects may occur, including sexual dysfunction. Possible sexual side effects can include anorgasmia, reduced libido and impotence.[23]" Regarding the prozac inhibiting the T shots from working, I'd have to say that they are certainly not helping.
Avatar f tn Deplin seems to be an anti-depressant booster, and Abilify could cause the twitching. It does take a while for it to get out of the system. If after a month off the drugs, and the twitching is still there, you migh want to consult with a psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn Paxil is a newer medication, and if the dosage isn't working you may need to have your doctor increase it. Prozac is an old drug and I think the newer ones come with fewer side effects. It's best to discuss this with your doctor since he is aware of what will best suit your needs.
Avatar n tn there is no evidence to prove that it helps any more than the 60 mg per day. The maximim dose for Prozac is 80mg per day so you're still below the highest dosage on that one. I doubt your doctor will increase the Cymbalta anymore, and if he tries to...find another doctor! Best wishes.
Avatar f tn I take Prozac also. I started taking it in the mornings but I had bad start up side effects and it made me so tired. So I have now been taking it after dinner. Taking it at night suits me better than taking it in the morning. I asked my doctor if I could do this before I did and she said it was fine. She said it can cause insomnia in some people so that's why its recommended to take in the morning. But if it doesn't keep you up at night it should be fine. All the best!
Avatar f tn Give that dose a few weeks and see how you do on that. Headaches and dizziness are common side effects of Prozac and should abate once your body has adjusted to the medication. Obviously if they persist, you need to let your doctor know. It can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks for Prozac to reach "steady state" in your body which is the point where it begins to help. If your headaches worsen, call your doctor immediately.
Avatar m tn I would like to know, when will be things are settling down? Should I increase the dosage (after checking with doctor only)? I would like to know what is the typical period for both of the medicines to kick-in? Can we mix Any information would be really appreciated.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your answer . I have been back on it for a week now and just still have anxiety in the morning.
Avatar f tn The good new is that the Xanax in someway is reducing those undesirable side effects related to heart and blood pressure. Prozac can still take some time to work in contrary to the Adderall so give it time as it's true that your anxiety level is very high.
Avatar n tn Ultimately, I would like to wean myself off it if possible and I will be seeing my doctor in a couple of weeks to discuss it with him. So far, after 2 weeks of decreased dosage, I notice no side effects of withdrawal, but the possible addictions continue, although I am more self-aware and trying to control it. Back in the 95-96, I went through a divorce and a lot of emotional upheaval.
Avatar n tn The majority of side effects resolove with the duration of treatment, but they may reoccur if the dosage is increased. The benefits of medication versus side effects needs to be evaluated by your psychiatrist. Best Wishes, HFHS M.D.
Avatar f tn Forget the weight loss part of it, read up about the side effects of Prozac and you will run a mile. I suffer from clinical depression, got put on Lovan, once I did my research discovered WHY I was feeling manic and totally out of control, reading too much morbid kind of stuff just out of curiosity, (which I would never do normally), and DID lose a ton of weight. It was labelled Lovan here in Australia but is actually Prozac.
Avatar f tn The side effects of Prozac seem like they would enhance the side effects that I am having from metoprolol. Have any of you taken this combination or similar and ultimately did you feel it was worth it? I just know I can't continue on like I am feeling now.
Avatar n tn I increased the dosage the first night by a half a pill, but was still left with uncomfortable side effects. The next night I took a full additional pill which has left me with a total of 20mg of Prozac being taken. This did wonders for the withdraw feelings, but the anxiety is over-whelming. I was burning out my skin, shaking, fearful thoughts and feelings raced, and a buzzed feeling has taken over my body.
Avatar m tn she has called 911 three times and they sent her home each time within the hour tell her that nothing is her doctor is wanting to try her with Prozac to increase the serotonin in her help her feel better..he is going to put her on 20mg a day...that is one tablet...what should I look for as far as side effects...?...