Prozac for kids

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Avatar n tn i started tapering him off and some most of these have calmed down at a quarter of the dose, strattera is a non stimulant and works like an antidepresant wellbutrin but is for kids too..frontline has a series on the medicated child on www . pbs. org, you should really check this out, it is scary!!! deals with kids being on physc meds...
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.
569026 tn?1216982293 Taken several SSRIs in the past for anxiety. Adderall XR for ADD, Wellbutrin too. I have been seeing a therapist for about 4 months and he had me go for a psychiatry evaluation a few days ago. The two concrred that I am "complex" and could be a combination of BiPolar 2, Adult ADD and even...Borderline Personality Disorder (god I hate that name). Anyhow, one of the main symptoms we all agreed upon was the mood swings.
581310 tn?1253029550 I am feeling no different with the anxiety. I am thinking I might need to get on xanax for a little while until my prozac is increased since it is really driving me crazy. Any advice would be great.
Avatar n tn Our child was on Prozac for a year when she was six years old - she sufferd from severe anxiety and depression. We had major issues with the Prozac. Her doctor placed her on Effexor for two-three years with moderate success but some side effects as sweating and poor sleep issues. She now takes a very low dose of Celexa and is doing well. If it were me, I think I might choose point (3) with one of the newer SSRI's (they tend to have fewer side effects).
Avatar f tn 5 months I took klonopin sparingly and Prozac. I stayed on Prozac for my entire second pregnancy. My oldest son is fine. My younger son has ADHD but so do I as well as my husband so I don't think it came from the Prozac. Do a bit of research as far as studies go. When I had my kids, there were no studies. There wasn't even the Internet I don't think. I guess what I'm saying is you can have your sanity as well as children.
Avatar f tn I had to stop taking Prozac because of anxiety after taking it with no problems for years. So, if it works for you now, keep an eye on how it's working later.
Avatar f tn Thanks for your comments. Will give the Prozac a little while longer. What do you think of my doctors advice to switch from one drug to the other without weaning off the first one?
Avatar m tn s causing his illness but instead they are a result. He is going to start seeing a psychologist for the depression so we can ween him off the prozac. He is still extremely fatigued(begs for us to let him sleep, we were told to keep him awake as much as we could), still has ulcers in his mouth on and off, his hands and get ache. We really just don't know what to do anymore and feel so helpless.
Avatar f tn I was on prozac for 2 years for panic disorder. It worked very well, but I also took xanax as needed for breakthrough anxiety. However, for the first two weeks or so, the prozac made my anxiety much worse. I toughed it out, and it did its thing.
Avatar m tn I could take a Beta Blocker to help control the symptoms or Prozac for longer term relief. I opted to start 10 mg Prozac just to get my mind back on track so that I could focus on improving my life vs. worrying about the next panic attack. So I'm currently at day 7 and its been a rough ride to say the least. Previously I was taking the Hydroxyzine for anxiety once a week, I have now taken it three days in a row. The worst is usually during the night and morning.
Avatar n tn I am 27 years old and 2 kids i have been on prozac for 2 months at (4o MG) I still get very moody and feel like yelling alot and i do. the doctors wont listen to me..... what do you think?
Avatar f tn When I went to see a doctor he prescribed me 10mg of Prozac. I have only been on the medicine for 4 days but I feel like my anxiety is worse than ever. I now have a constant tension in my shoulders, and I don't want to be around my friends or go out. I know the doctor told me that it takes three weeks to work but is this normal? It is really affecting my social life and my job. What should I do?
Avatar f tn He has been on Concerta for about one month and now he is on prozac.he takes two concertas 27 mg along with a prozac pill every day.I have noticed very little change in him.I did hear that it takes 4 weeks for both medications to take effect.tomorrow will be the 4th day of him taking prozac.just wanted some advice on what route should I go with has been very tough.thank you so much.
1348086 tn?1370783185 Prozac tends to be better for depression than for anxiety, but then, so is Cymbalta, since both are also stimulating (Cymbalta much more so). On the other hand, if Prozac works, it's probably the least troublesome of all these meds. Cymbalta is liver toxic for many and one of the hardest to get off of, while Prozac is one of the easiest to come off of since it stays in the body for a lot longer time and therefore the withdrawal is, for most people, slower and easier.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with ocd and was prescribed Prozac. But I am not taking it for the fear of side effects and withdrawl issues. So I researched about the natural treatments and have been taking the following supplements for my OCD in the given amounts and have seen improvement in the way my brain handles irrational fears- Vitamin B6- 40mg/day Vitamin B12-1mg/day Folic acid-1.6 mg/day Vitamin D3- 60K UI powder sachet/week Ashwagandha(Withania Somnifera)- 500mg/day Cod Liver Oil(Omega 3)- 1.
Avatar n tn I have a 13 yo son diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, mild depression, and OCD. He was put on prozac 1 1/2 years ago, starting at 10 mg. It helped a little, so eventually it was increased to 20 mg. In January, it was increased to 30 mg, but it seemed like the anxiety fears were more on the upswing, and the OCD wasn't as much under control. He also had a lot of health issues going on that same year, and we believe the prozac was tangled up and at least increasing his stomach pain.
Avatar f tn Hi, I’m currently taking Abilify, Prozac and Clonidine and I got offered a great job, I have to do a drug test, will any of these medications make me fail? It’s a urine test at arc point labs. I’m assuming no but I want to make sure.
Avatar f tn I take Prozac for OCD. I have had OCD for many years but just started taking Prozac in October. I have gradually noticed a difference and usually for the better but still have times when I seem like I'm slipping back again. I have also noticed that I have times elevated mood,which is it's almost too Anyway hope that you find the medication thats right for you. the way I take 30mg a day.
1042423 tn?1260994959 I currently take Klonopin for the panic disorder, but was just prsecribed Prozac to help with my general anxiety. I have tried other SSRIs like Lexapro, but always had terrible dise effects. Has anyone had a good/bad experience with Prozac? What is the SSRI that typically produces the mildest side effects? I'm getting really tired of constantly switching meds, Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!!
Avatar m tn I think the Prozac is more effectice at 50 or 60 mg. Seroquel is for seeing gousts demond halusinations people on drugs, or hearing things. it will long term make your brain smarter and be able to focus better, work better and it cures anxiety. Prozac is better I feel. I hate the way seroquil makes your head hurt when you take 20mg or more. uncomfortable feeling. take 75/100 mg seroquil and 60 mg Prozac. =NO ANXIETY NO WORRIES.
Avatar n tn Are you saying that you have to take 160Mgs a day of Prozac to get a response from it? I think starr is right, 80 is the max effective dose for prozac. That's why it kind of unusual that 160 works better for you. Either way I would talk to your doc. 160mgs a day may be beyond the safe level. If 80 a day isn't working then I think you would be better to either switch AD meds or add another medication to the Prozac to produce a better response.
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459325 tn?1274755074 she is so out of control sometimes -- your words (sounds like severe anxiety) This is what is happening re children and anxiety and research. Several of the more reputable leaders in anxiety treatment believe the earlier the treatment; the better the prognosis (and I am talking of researchers and medical personnel from the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Hong Kong).