A 64-year-old female asked:
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been on 10 mg of prozac (fluoxetine) for 11 days can i switch to sam-e now or do i have to wait?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Depression: I commend you for your desire to have good health. Feel good about your achievements. Prozac (fluoxetine) helps anxiety and depression. Sometimes, it can take upt10-14 days to improve symptoms and mood; to have sustained improvement Prozac (fluoxetine) should be taken for 6 weeks. There is no research of at least six weeks duration comparing SAMe to other antidepressants See a Psychiatrist for Therapy, Breathing Relaxation
Answered on Oct 21, 2015
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Dr. Panagiota Korenis
13 years experience Psychiatry
Keep on it: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea and restlessness. If you stick to your prescribed regimen those initial symptoms will go away. Good luck with your treatment and remember it may take about 4-6 weeks before you start to see changes in your mood with the antidepressant-don't give up!
Answered on Oct 23, 2015
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