Prozac for kids

Common Questions and Answers about Prozac for kids


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.
601528 tn?1224085098 ) 2) L-Carnosine supplement , 500 mg a day (L-Carnosine was found in a clinical trial to help women with bipolar depression and truly amazing) I was so depressed 3 weeks ago I never thought I'd get better, and wanted to die except I didn't want to leave my kids ( see photos) so if there's hope for me, there's hope for you.
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 I have also been giving him Bach Rescue Remedy for kids, which was suggested by his Psyc. before trying the Prozac. We'll see if that combo helps. In my opinion, he just lacks confidence to know that he really does know the answer. Most times, I'll ask him to look at the paper and figure it out and he can do it. His automatic reaction to getting an assignment is "I don't know what to do". I've read that kids with anxiety often have self confidence issues.
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.
Avatar n tn I have been on prozac for 28 days. I am so scared of wellbutrin after reading the side effects people are having, tremors, headachs, dizzy, unable to think, and thinking bad thoughts. I have 3 kids and a job I am scared of what this drug may do to me. Can you tell me percentages or something that may help me to feel better or worse if need be. The prozac has been wonderful except for no orgasm which I cannot deal with. Thank you for your last response.
Avatar n tn It has it's risks, but it also has benefits for children that have nightmares about horrible things that happened to them, as well as therapy. Prozac is approved for children 7 years and older. Well, it didn't even work for her after being on it for 2 months. Now they want to put her on Risperdal which is approved for children 5 years and older.
Avatar f tn My 8 year old grandson has been on strattera and prozac for a year now. About a month ago he starting acting out in very strange ways. He pooped on the floor in the school bathroom and blamed it on someone else, then urinated in the school bathroom and swears in wasn't him. He went into his grandfathers barn and threw plastic bins of collectibles all over and broke things, then took mail out of neighbors mailboxes and threw it in the water in the ditch.
1331182 tn?1275479204 The doc said to basically make a clean switch to prozac, for example Tuesday take last dose of effexor and Wednesday take Prozac. I have read and read and read everything I could find about tapering and withdrawal. I have NOT read one thing about anyone just quitting effexor and being okay. It is because of the short half life of the drug, meaning it is out of your system the next day. Prozac takes 5 weeks to get out of your system which is why there are no withdrawals.
Avatar n tn I have been on and off prozac for 11 years. In a relationship for 1 year and went from the usual low sex drive to NO sex drive (after being off prozac for several months). In the last couple of months I have become severely depressed as well. We went to a relationship counsellor who recommended wellbutrin, which I have been taking 150mg of for 6 weeks now, with no change other than dry mouth. I can't go on waiting and waiting - I need to get something that works now!
Avatar f tn Is the same advice true for L-Tyrosine? I am on Prozac as well and am wondering if L-Tyro should not be taken on prozac. Thanks :-) Mom--I too am on day 5 and I feel exactly the way you do. I was in the tub bawling for no reason about an hour ago. I am praying for us both and proud of us too!
Avatar n tn Sometimes a particular antidepressant can be very stimulating as well for some people, and Prozac is one known for that. That can increase your anxiety rather than help tamp it down. Much of this typically happens during the early phase of taking the drug and can stop over time, but it can also just be that this is not the proper medication for you.
Avatar f tn We just want to feel better so badly. Im NEVER touching an OC again. I went through hell for 10 straight day's. IM just looking for a boost to get over the hump ya know, last time we took the sub. i would take a quarter to a half pill throughout the day and it did the trick, but i wasnt on an anti-depressent ya know, either of us.
560272 tn?1311353893 4 months off Prozac, and I can barely leave my home. I'm thinking that this is not good.
266195 tn?1215314011 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 n tn My boyfriend has been taking Prozac for about a couple months maybe. I wouldn't say it has decreased his sex drive significantly, but it does affect his ability to orgasm. We had sex three times this weekend and he only finished once. He takes Prozac for OCD. He doesn't know that I know, but a big part of his OCD is "gay OCD." Which I've talked to doctors about and they said that people with OCD who are paranoid with thoughts about being gay are not.
Avatar n tn I would never advise anyone to take prozac for any long period of time. I personally feel that prozac and other antidepressants should be used short term with a definite cut off date. After some time that I cannot identify, prozac simply stopped working and caused me to decline in my mental health. I welcome any comments to my comments.
Avatar n tn Our granddaughter has been on antidepressants for over 5 years - started with Prozac when she was only 6 and is now on a third type of SSRI. Our granddaughter cannot function without her medication as she suffers from a severe anxiety disorder. Perhaps this is the reason your stepdaughter is on Zoloft (I doubt a doctor would prescribe a med such as Zoloft which is also a SSRI unless there was a very good reason).
459325 tn?1274758674 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).
Avatar f tn I have a 14 yr old cat who has been on a low dose, (@ 2.5mg per day) prozac for the last three years. He has alway had IBS, wich I have managed by food choices. Recently he has sarted throwing up foam, and the frequency has ben increasing. Tonight he just threw up foam which had brigt red blood in it. He does not appear to be in any discomfort. I dont believe this is an emergency- would you all agree?
1042423 tn?1260998559 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 n tn I have been taking prozac for about 5 plus years now and in the past year or so I have felt what I originally thought to be anxiety. But what would be an average annoyance to one has become instant irritation to complete rage. I see red and have a hard time calming myself down and focusing on something else. Not to mention other issues like self consciousness, ocd, and anxiousness become heightened while feeling so angry.
Avatar n tn i don't know how I could have continued TX while working. I took prozac for 5 months. it helped a lot with anxiety, riba-rage, etc. but didn't do a thing for the fatigue. I was on 20mg. I recently cut down to 10, then 5 and I haven't taken a dose the past 2 weeks. if anything, i have to tell you that in retrospect the prozac seems to have increased my fatigue as i don't feel as wiped out now. I don't even need the daily afternoon naps anymore. Everyone reacts differently to med.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend has been taking paxil for over a year, and his last dose he was taking was 40 mg a day. We have moved and couldn't get to the doctor he was seeing. Since then he's been to see one doctor that he informed them he was 'not right' and it seemed the tolerance to the paxil had built up and felt that the mg should be increased... other than that paxil was working like a dream. That doctor did not change the dose at all and he was stuck on another 3 month script of 40.
Avatar f tn I went to ER and everything possible was checked and was normal (thanks God) but since yesterday it dominate me the feeling that am drawning with this loss of appetite and nervouness also in the night couldn't sleep from shaking (sure many people with depression feels like that and I really feel sad for them and wish them to be cured ASAP) and at the same time I need energy for my kids and for the first time in my life I went to psycologist who told me that it isn't depression but my PMS is ki
Avatar f tn would you prescribe prozac and remeron and clonopin to a male with a history of violence and alcohol abuse?
Avatar n tn I'm worried I'll never lose the weight and that I'll have to resort to starving myself or going on slimming pills (which I do NOT want to do) Has anyone here stopped prozac and managed to lose weight? If so, how long did it take after stopping prozac for the metabolism to 'wake-up' and for the weight to start coming off? Please reply!!