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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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If u hv anxiety, would Prozac (fluoxetine) b better than fluvoxamine or clomipramine . If u hv anxiety would all 3 above raise your seretonin. Thanks?

If u hv anxiety, would Prozac (fluoxetine) b better than fluvoxamine or clomipramine . If u hv anxiety would all 3 above raise your seretonin. Thanks?

All raise serotonin: Due to drug-drug interactions i would lean towards Lexapro ( escitalopram). Celexa ( citalopram) has considerably less antianxiety effect, so do not accept anyone telling you they are the same. Both are generic. ...Read more

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I have this lump feeling in my throat..sore with white thick mucus. Don't smoke. Have severe anxiety. Take Prozac and Busiprone. Is it cancer?

I have this lump feeling in my throat..sore with white thick mucus. Don't smoke. Have severe anxiety. Take Prozac and Busiprone. Is it cancer?

Cancer?: Hard to know until you have seen your doctor. If you cannot get in to your doctor for a few days please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I know starting Prozac (fluoxetine) can raise anxiety levels initially. My question is, how long does the increase of anxiety when starting Prozac (fluoxetine) last?

I know starting Prozac (fluoxetine) can raise anxiety levels initially. My question is, how long does the increase of anxiety when starting Prozac (fluoxetine) last?

It varies.: Prozac (fluoxetine) actually is used for treating Anxiety also. If you are feeling more Anxious , and is interfering with your daily routine, you should talk to your doctor. I usually recommend about a week to get adjusted to a new medicine. I believe you must be taking it for Depression. Try Meditation and Relaxation Technique to help with Anxiety ...Read more

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I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) 60 mg also take Valium 10mg but it does not help much at all I go so much anxiety I believe Prozac (fluoxetine) is doing good for long term ?

I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) 60 mg also take Valium 10mg but it does not help much at all I go so much anxiety I believe Prozac (fluoxetine) is doing good for long term ?

Anxiety: Prozac (fluoxetine) can be used long-term. I try to avoid long -term use of benzodiazapines. What are you doing besides taking medication? Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation ...Read more

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I am 43 and experiencing palpitations especially when I lay down. They wake me out of sleep. I have anxiety and take Prozac (fluoxetine) for that but it isn't help?

I am 43 and experiencing palpitations especially when I lay down. They wake me out of sleep. I have anxiety and take Prozac (fluoxetine) for that but it isn't help?

Common problem: Palpitations can be a sign of all different types of heart arrhythmias. The greater majority are safe & are common to most people at one point or another. There are some palpitations that are more frequent with body position, at night, or during the onset/offset of some medications/foods, but people also tend to notice them more when they go to bed. See your PCP for evaluation & possible test. ...Read more

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I don't know how much more anxiety and depresion I can take. Im on anxiety Adderall and prozac (fluoxetine). Im 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. Im on anxiety Adderall and prozac (fluoxetine). Im 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

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Was on wellbutrin (bupropion) for a long time.helped with anxiety/dep.started Prozac too thinking it may help anx more, but seems to make anx worse. How is this?

Was on wellbutrin (bupropion) for a long time.helped with anxiety/dep.started Prozac too thinking it may help anx more, but seems to make anx worse. How is this?

Prozac (fluoxetine) causing anx?: prozac, an SSRI, is commonly rx'ed to treat depression and anxiety d/os. Of all of the SSRIs, Prozac may b most likely 2B stimulating. Thus, it may b most likely to cause initial anxiety, which typically passes. then we observe the meds intended effect - reduction in anxiety. All SSRIs can have this side effect. U note that u also take synthroid (thyroxine). This cld play a role.C ur doc 2 discuss next steps. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more