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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Shouldn't matter: Prozac (fluoxetine) should have no significant effect on exercise. It's important to stay well hydrated with most medications, including prozac, so b ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
11 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe: Preliminary data include: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0882401012001106 Ultimately, staying on a drug or not is a decision you s ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Talk to prescriber : Wellbutrin 1/2 life -the time it take for 1/2 to be out of the body is 33-37 hrs so really the fastest, the prozac is 2-4 d , but has an active metabo ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Explore more options: Sorry these haven't worked but there are further options to explore including acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils, homeopathy, amino acids, u ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: Welbutrin is sometimes rprescribed to counter adverse sexual side effects of some antidepressants such as Zoloft (sertraline). I can not predict if it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
60 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: it is ok to exercise with antabuse and lexapro (escitalopram). As always when on a drug proceed cautiously to begin with and if lightheaded back of - ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes.: Yes, you can exercise on effexor (venlafaxine). However, if your blood pressure has been elevated while you are taking this medicine, you should check ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Very effective: avoid alcohol, sweets, high fat and try to exercise 20-30 mins early in the day to get the full effect of a healthy lifestyle
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Use alternative: Unfortunately Prozac (while an awesome drug) can interact with quite a few medications. Usually the SSRI + Wellbutrin (bupropion) combo is a great and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
It often helps: Regular, moderate to intensive physical activities/exercise can help with symptoms of depression and may help insomnia if done earlier in the day. Pro ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Alcohol & Depression: Alcohol in any form -- including beer and tequila -- is a depressant. Combined with prozac, (fluoxetine) you could have much more sedation or intoxic ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Maybe: There really is no data on that sort of thing, would have to observe what happened.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Risperdal: This is an antipsychotic mood stabilizer medication. It is used for resistant depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antid ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Current guideline favors a lower threshold (120 systolic) and thus you may well benefit from further lowering. If you are overweight, weight reduction ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Safe: And may be very effective.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes but...: I would avoid St. John's wort which will cause problems with lexapro and Wellbutrin (bupropion) (too much serotonin can cause seritonergi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Usually cardio: Most people have better 'mood improvement' or endorphin release after a good> 30 min cardio workout. Some people do after a @weight workout but thi ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
I am afraid so: But there re otherssri without an effect on weight. Paxil (paroxetine) is very good for anxiety and panic attacks because it acts relatively quickly ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Depression: Both of these medications work on neurotransmitters that are active in controlling brain activity as well as mood. The area of the brain responsible f ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Depression/anxiety: Please try the new medicine your doctor prescribed but you should also see a Psychologist for help.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zolof: Not uncommon combination if u r seeing benefits.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Not FDA approved: This medication is not fda approved to treat anxiety and or depression. Discuss this further with your doc.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Barnett
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
2 part question: 1. Gabapentin (neurontin) has a side effect of weight gain in some individuals. 2. The combination of Citalopram (celexa), Adderall (dextroamphetamine ... Read More

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