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I don't know how much more anxiety and depresion I can take. I'm on anxiety Adderall and prozac (fluoxetine). I'm 20. Such a waste of life and potential. What do I do?

I don't know how much more anxiety and depresion I can take. I'm on anxiety Adderall and prozac (fluoxetine). I'm 20. Such a waste of life and potential. What do I do?

It can be difficult: Anxiety can be quite difficult to treat. You have to be careful with addderall because it can worsen anxiety and the dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety is usually higher...Talk to your doctor. Also, a good diet, plenty of sleep and psychotherapy can help. Don't give up...Be patient...Anxiety can be controlled but it will take patience. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Is it ok to take a diet aid while taking Adderall and Prozac to avoid weight gain? They both cause loss of appetite for me but gained on Zoloft (sertraline) smehow

Why?: If the Adderall and Prozac (fluoxetine) both cause loss of appetite for you, why do you need something in addition as a diet aid? Take advantage of the fact that you have less appetite and just eat less! ...Read more

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Can adderall/prozac combo cause high white blood cells and high platelet counts?

Can adderall/prozac combo cause high white blood cells and high platelet counts?

Probably not: I would look for a different cause. If the elevations are slight, ignore them. The most common cause of a more significant elevation in platelets is iron deficiency. Nobody knows why. ...Read more

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I am a guy on Prozac (fluoxetine) & adderall. I feel stressed out. What should I do?

I am a guy on Prozac (fluoxetine) & adderall. I feel stressed out. What should I do?

tell the prescriber: Both Prozac (fluoxetine) and Adderall can cause a stimulating effect which could leave you feeling anxious, "wired" and generally uncomfortable. If you are using caffeine in addition to those meds, the effect could be even worse. You need to speak to the md prescribing these meds, who may need to readjust what is being prescribed. ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) with Adderall and crack?

Prozac (fluoxetine) with Adderall and crack?

Prozac (fluoxetine) combo: Not best combo since crack adds to the agitation and irritability and can interfere with Prozac (fluoxetine) action. Add to that the legal ramifications. ...Read more

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How long does Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg take to have an effect if I have been taking concerta 36 mg for a month and previously on Adderall ir15mg 1month?

How long does Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg take to have an effect if I have been taking concerta 36 mg for a month and previously on Adderall ir15mg 1month?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Much different then the prior two meds. It takes a good 3-4 weeks to see full effects. And the drug levels need to build up in your body. So don't expect to take the med and feel something. Like the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). But take it regularly and I've it a chance. Also talk with your doctor if things don't seem to be working ...Read more

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I am currently taking Adderall, 10mg am 15 mg pm, now my doc added Prozac (fluoxetine). I am terrified of gaining weight. Is it likely i'll gain weight?

I am currently taking Adderall, 10mg am 15 mg pm, now my doc added Prozac (fluoxetine). I am terrified of gaining weight. Is it likely i'll gain weight?

No, not necessarily.: If you are worried that you might gain weight as you start Prozac (fluoxetine) (you may be surprised to see that you feel like eating less on the prozac), take a proactive approach. Watch what you eat, maybe keep a food log, try a low carb diet by eating only fruits and vegetables as your carbs and cutting out bread, pasta, etc and eat more protein and "good" fats, and start more exercise --to prevent wt gain. ...Read more

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I take 60mg Prozac each morning and 20-50 mg of adderall a day and 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) at night to sleep. Xanax (alprazolam) isn't helping can I take on more 1mg tonight!

I take 60mg Prozac each morning and 20-50 mg of adderall a day and 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) at night to sleep. Xanax (alprazolam) isn't helping can I take on more 1mg tonight!

Stop the madness!: You are on major medicines from a competent physician and are asking doctors who don't know you for permission to take more meds??? Sleep is necessary for good health and disrupted sleep needs to be treated. Perhaps your meds are causing the insomnia, or stimulant drinks, or stress, or psychiatric disease itself. Call the prescriber to discuss this, and quit trying to circumvent him/her. ...Read more

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Is it normal and safe to be on prozac, (fluoxetine) lorazapam, and Adderall I just want to get better so im starting this new combo I hope it works...I have adhd, ?

Is it normal and safe to be on prozac, (fluoxetine) lorazapam, and Adderall I just want to get better so im starting this new combo I hope it works...I have adhd, ?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): We wish u the best & speedy recovery. If prescribed by 1 doctor, combination should be safe. ...Read more

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What are the chances i'll gain weight on prozac? Gained weight on Zoloft (sertraline). I am now also taking Adderall. I'm extremely active and eat healthy as is

What are the chances i'll gain weight on prozac? Gained weight on Zoloft (sertraline). I am now also taking Adderall. I'm extremely active and eat healthy as is

Hard to say...: ...With any certainty. Usually people do not gain when they start prozac; only tend to see that after they have been on it long term. Also be proactive as much as you possibly can: stay as active as possible, exercise as often as you can, watch what you eat, try not to pig-out when the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) wears off, be prepared mentally in that way to counteract any possibility of overrating! Good luck! ...Read more

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Which ADHD medication (e.G., ritalin, (methylphenidate) adderall, stattera, etc.) is least likely to result in interactions when combined with an ssri such as prozac?

PRACTICAL: As I recall patients with ssri's and stimulants at the same time, I don't recall seeing significant difficulties. Might be possible, but not probable in my experience. ...Read more

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I am overweight and take Prozac (fluoxetine) and adderall. I've been having a strange throbbing pain in my left thigh like a burning stinging?

I am overweight and take Prozac (fluoxetine) and adderall. I've been having a strange throbbing pain in my left thigh like a burning stinging?

Shingles?: There isn't enough information to answer your question, but if this has been a problem for just a day or two, and you have had no injury to the area or to your lower back, I would consider possible shingles. If you notice any form of rash in the area, call your doctor or a dermatologist right away. ...Read more

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I take Prozac & Risperidone together for OCD. As an effect, I sleep a lot and started to lose focus and concentration on my studies. Does Aderal help?

I take Prozac & Risperidone together for OCD. As an effect, I sleep a lot and started to lose focus and concentration on my studies. Does Aderal help?

Gene testing: Before changing or adding any medication, you could be genetically tested to see which medications will work best for you. You could ask your doctor if he/she can provide that for you. You could also try some brain training exercises or neurofeedback. ...Read more

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I take adderal, abilify, (aripiprazole) and fluoxetine but since I am running out of meds and living n a foreign country I have had to start rationing. Is it bad?

Not a good idea: Will suggest you see a psychiatrist in your new country of residence to see if these medications or other equivalents are available. You are doing so well now probably because of your current treatment and altering that may not be a good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

SSRI antidepresant: Its been around a while now, but pretty revolutionary when it first came out. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor most commonly used to treat depression. The ssris were a big step forward due to far less side effects than the tricyclic antidepressants that were the main treatment for depression prior to that. ...Read more

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What is Prozac (fluoxetine) for and what are it's effects?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine) for and what are it's effects?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is an ssri medication which can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, some premenstrual disorders, and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder). It inhibits neurons' reuptake of serotonin, so that more remains available in neuronal synapses. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, sweating, and yawning. There can also be changes in sexual functioning. ...Read more

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Wondering why would someone be on 10mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Wondering why would someone be on 10mg prozac (fluoxetine)?

Several reasons: While 20 mg daily is the usual adult dose, here are several reasons why someone could be on less: 1. Old (>65), young (. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety?

In addition to or: As an alternative, consider practicing the Relaxation Response, from a book by Herbert Benson. See this website http://www. Relaxationresponse. Org/ Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) lower libido?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) lower libido?

All medications: That raise serotonin can lower libido. There are some ways to treat this side effect. Talk with your doctor about this. He can help. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help tremors?

Depends on cause: If the cause of the tremors is anxiety then the answer is it may. However the Clonazepam may also. I would discuss with you doctor your diagnoses and if you are on the correct doses of both medications. Also have medical causes of you symptoms been ruled out like thyroid problems, and neurologic. Have you seen a neurologist off all medications so a good baseline can be established? ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause memory loss?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause memory loss?

Do not see: memory loss listed under side effect profile. However, sometimes a person may become less focused on Prozac (fluoxetine). If that were the case, one might not lay down new memory as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ashwaganda with prozac?

Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause a problem with the Prozac. Examine. Com recommends that it may help. Highly recommend that you try to find a naturopathic doctor OR search for a medical professional knowledgeable about "complimentary and alternative medicine" (search those specific terms) and get them to review your situation. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more