Prozac pros and cons

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Avatar f tn My doctor recommended Paxil a while back but we decided I should go on Klonopin instead. And I've read that Paxil causes weight gain. So, can anyone give me the pros and cons of the various anti-depressants?? Which are deemed the most effective? Any advice you can give will be much appreciated. Thanks!
Avatar n tn (bet those sx disappear real fast) wyntre Bug, Just wanted to let you know i finally threw in the towel today and started the prozac. I've gone 5 months without help, thinking the mood swings might improve, but, although they're not increasing in duration, they are a lot more intense and i just can't handle it. I guess the moving-stress has pushed me over the edge. I know it takes up to a month to get good levels in the blood but I swear I already feel better.
460185 tn?1326081372 I noticed Ryan is back - yes, I read the disclaimer and yes I see a dr and talk to a pharmacist about meds and their interactions. My question is what are the pros and cons of Cymbalta? I'm not taking it but have seen it mentioned a number of times.
Avatar n tn I am trying to start researching about my different problems a little more as I get older, because when you're younger I think that you just follow what the doctor and your parents say, whereas I'm now old enough to start questioning whether that course of treatment is in my best interests - by identifying the pros and cons etc... So if you have any resources particularly related to depression - I would really appreciate any assistance!!
Avatar n tn Of course the decision to take any medication during pregnancy is one you will need to make after close consideration with your doc, weighing the pros and cons. I will tell you that I remained on a low dose of Lexpro during one of my pregnancies without any problems. For me, at the simply was not wise for me to stop taking it....I was having a HUGE amount of anxiety and depression.
Avatar f tn I am wondering why he's needed prozac for, and if he could use something in the homeo line in place of? For pets and people alike, many times the cons out weigh the pros with meds...does he need it to calm him? Lysine dosage is for 500mg for acute stage than usually 250 for maintenance. NO I don't have a herpes kitty, but I do keep it on hand as its good for anytime their immune system needs a pick me up. wishing Blueboy the best, keep us updated....we worry abt our kitties on here..
Avatar f tn After I had my baby I went on Prozac and it helped me a lot. As far as Prozac and pregnancy below is official information regarding pregnancy and Prozac. Prozac (SSRI antidepressant) may cause serious or life-threatening lung problems in newborn babies whose mothers take the medication during pregnancy. However, you may have a relapse of depression if you stop taking your antidepressant during pregnancy.
492869 tn?1285022533 Possible contradictory side effects (hypokalemia), Beta Blockers: Pros: Reduces adrenalin sensitivity, helps to stabilize autonomic functions, Cons: Possible contradictory side effects (low blood pressure and heart rate), Examples: Atenolol/Tenormin, Metoprolol/Toprol XL, Acebutolol/Sectral, etc.
Avatar n tn i have taken a prozac during 3 pregnancies and delivered 3 healthy babies. I changed to wellbutrin and proceded to have three miscarriages back to back all before the 8th week. I have quit wellbutrin and am back on prozac and have just hit my 10th week of pregnancy. I have done some research and a lot of people have made comments similar to mine and some studies back it up. i will say I have 4 children and had no problems with any of the pregnancies except for when I was taking wellbutrin.
Avatar f tn I have read a lot of bad stuff about this med...what are the factual pros and cons? 4) Have read a little on this a possible combo with Intuniv and how well does it work with the hyperactivity and attention? Thank you...
Avatar m tn I want to tell you so very badly not to worry about it. I think your doctor is right and that sometimes the pros of the meds outweigh the cons of the anxiety. At least in my case this was true. But in the end, I think we do the best we can and we deal with whatever happens.
Avatar n tn I'm told that most are using Effexor because it is newer. As far as the two, What are the pros and cons of each one so I can make an educated decison.
Avatar m tn Medications can be used as part of an anxiety treatment plan, but they're certainly not a "cure". The decision to use medications is an individual one, and no doubt there is a wide range of opinions on the subject. At the end of the day, there's no "right" or "wrong" approach, people have to decide that for themselves. That being said, I personally think there are a couple scenarios where medications would be indicated...
304970 tn?1331429594 The bottom line is that you need to talk to your doctor and weigh the pros and cons. And if you don't like that doctor's answer, get a second opinion. Remember though, if it is a chemical imbalance, therapy can help, but usually will not solve the problem. And you're not alone! About 20% of all females aged 24-44 suffer from depression (including me)....and most can find effective and safe treatments during pregnancy.
Avatar n tn LOL In any case, just look at all the side affects and weigh the pros and the cons of each one. You could try one and if you don't like it you can switch to another. People do this all the time. I tried two SSRIs, celexa and lexapro, before finally settling on Wellbutrin this time around. Medication gave me my life back...twice. .
Avatar n tn I also am worried about Seizures but I weighed the pros and cons and decided I needed this help more than the risk of a seizure. Good luck everyone!
Avatar f tn So there are always pros and cons with any situation. I hope you situation gets better but i would definitely stop a month or two before delivery so you won't have to go through any additional stress when baby is born! Good luck momma!
Avatar n tn All in all the pros outweigh the cons and all medidcations have risks associated with them. We all take a risk when we walk out the front door everyday too. I hope everyone finds the help they need and can enjoy life, because it's way too short!
Avatar m tn I have not yet started it, and I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons, but my anxiety is destroying my life. And to make matters worse, I am getting my wisdom teeth out soon, and I heard SSRI's are something that needs to be taken into consideration because people who are using them bleed out almost 20% more during surgeries. Is this all a no-deal for me? Does anyone know if I'm playing up this bleeding side effect of SSRIs too much?
Avatar f tn there are pros and cons to all the anti depressant/anti anxiety classes. lexapro is and SSRI...these tend to cause more alertness, but also can irritate the liver. 2 other classes exist that also help with depression, they are older drugs...known as trycyclics and tetracyclics...they are taken at night...make you sleep better...and have a different molecular weight and function....they still cause seretonin uptake changes and help....
Avatar f tn it took me a year to find out what was wrong with me and i ended up housebound for a year and half straight.Ive been on so many different medications but i found that klonopin and prozac are a good fit for now. It makes it real hard on me because i go through stages. One year i can get on a plane and visit my mother in florida, then the next i cant even be alone at my house nevermind leave it! Im at that point right now, i cannot even be alone for five minutes or i will have a panic attack.
Avatar n tn I am now 35, 3 children and when i was diagnosed manic-depressive i was on prozac, wellbutrin and taking hi levels of prescription weight loss pills. I was losing my mind but i wasn't losing any weight! When my Psychatrist decided to try me on Topamax it was because of my anieity over my weight gain with the standard mood stabilizers. Within these past two years I have lost 38 pounds taking this medicine.
Avatar m tn I think it will be smart to ask about other alternatives and the pros and cons of each one. I used clonazepam years ago for anxiety/panic attacks. I was told to take it only for 6 months since it can cause dependence. I was a panic attack sufferer. It is very important that you try to find the source of anxiety in your life, as well as do exercise or breathing techniques. (That helped me). Do not only rely on the medication.
200220 tn?1361955154 Thanks I know there are pros and cons on having the thyroid out = I already had an RAI and it didn't work the nodules are still working.
1979414 tn?1337806949 A good shrink can prescribe--and better still, will know the pros and cons of various psych meds regarding cardiac issues. I have been there, and tried no fewer than five, count 'em, five, different SSRIs. Each one has had quite different effects. For example, you note that you have been prescribed Prozac. It is a good sign, really, that you feel a little sleepy on this med, because it means that it is somewhat calming for you.
Avatar f tn But this is something that you really need to think about. Do the pros of taking medication outweigh the cons in your case? In mine, the pros won out. If I were in your position today, I would do some thorough research and speak to my OB before I went on any medication. There have to be some statistics out there regarding the various medications and pregnancy. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
1600750 tn?1297572064 This is a unique and personal decision that every woman in this situation must make for herself. It's best to weigh the pros and cons with your doctor...both your p-doc (or whomever Rx's the Zoloft) and your OB. There are some AD's that are considered "safer" than others during pregnancy, which is something you would need to discuss with your doc early on. Zoloft has a pretty good reputation in this scenario.