Prozac for kids

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Avatar f tn my son is 8 yrs old and on adderall prozac strattera trazodone and has a overactive thyroid problem and hand tremors should he be on theses meds .
Avatar n tn If im not mistaken, I think Prozac is one of the SSRIs that is approved for under 18 "dont quote me though" and I know for a fact Buspar is approved for all the way the age of 7. Ive heard good things about it. Best bet is to talk to a DR, about it and see what they think.
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.
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 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 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 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 40 mg of Prozac is half the maximum dose, so you shouldn't worry that you're taking too much. 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.
266195 tn?1215310411 I get this everytime I take prozac, I get real hot for a little while, and get a little headache, almost feel flu like for about 20-30 minutes and then it goes away. Sometimes it's associated with nausea. After the first few weeks this go's away though. Anyone else get this when on an SSRI?
Avatar f tn I'll give a brief history. 7 years on and off Prozac for depression. In the beginning, the psychological evaluation was that I was depressed (post partum) Technically I think that means that I should be past that. However once you have the prescription, no one ever suggests getting off. (with the exception of my naturopath) My kids are 6 and 9 years old. I've been with the same man for almost 20 years. (married 14yrs). Relationship up and down...
1080181 tn?1425394866 I have read that Prozac can delay your period.... so who here has had a delayed period as a result of Prozac? And how long did it take for you to get it? I do not want to waste more money on the doctor for a blood test, so I would like to wait on that.. I really think I am just paranoid.
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.
Avatar m tn On Feb 28 I was changed from Paxil 40 mg a day to Prozac 40 mg a day, I was told to lower my paxil to one a day for 5 days thaen begin taking my prozac..... That week I did as told and felt fine a little depressed but ok....That following monday i was soooo excited because I had such a burst of energy and my house hasnt been this clean in forever.... Tuesday morning whe I got up I felt so sick like I had the flu or something, neausa, dizziness, headache and pure desire to stay in bed all day.
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 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 f tn I am not so obsessed witht he dx - because of a great set of doctors, advocates and lawyers my son is getting excellent services at a school primarily designed for Asperger's, severe ADHD and Tourette's. He comes up a bit short in all of the categories (and even his tics deemed to be going away). He has a high IQ (his comprehension levels are that of 10th grader - except that he is 4th), imaginatve, verbal - but very high strung and rigid in his thought patterns.
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.
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 n tn He also takes tenex for his tics and attention and prozac for his anxiety. He is kind of an ABC diagnosis kid. He has Aspergers and tourettes and OCD. Most likely PANDAS because of his history of strep and behaviors, but we can't get him treatment for the underlying issue whish is his immune response that makes him get worse symptoms. He still gets shor tempered on the risperdal and tenex and prozac. We have upped all the amounts except the risperdal is still at 2 mg a day.
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 n tn They drs. don't think that he has ADHD or any other disorder. He just has a fear of not knowing what to do and instead of asking for help like most kids he will sit there and cry. It's like the pressure is just to much for him. I have the teachers help with trying certain things in class. I also give him flax seed in as much food as possible for the OMEGA'S and I also spray him down morning and night with Magnesium oil.
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.