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Can Prozac Make You Tired
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
Taking 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 10 weeks in the morning makes me very tired can I take a couple of hours before bedtime?
I've been on Prozac (fluoxetine) for years, 20 & now 40 mg. I've been off for about a month. I feel great, except for fatigue. Is the drug still active?
Can 5 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) be effective? 10 seems to strong came off 10 mg of Prozac 6 weeks ago for had by 10 mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) makes me tired and spacey.
Not really: 10mg is really a minimum dose to be effective, however if you are noticing a lot of side effects such as feeling tired or spacey, ask your doctor about a slower titration, and increase to 10mg only after 2 weeks or even a month on 5mg. And it really takes at least 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) to be effective, less than that and you just get side effects and no therapeutic benefit. ...Read more
Day 2 on half a tablet lovan (prozac) I have been going to the toilet frequently! Feeling tired & nauseated. Also, worried about gaining weight : (thx?
Bowel and prozac (fluoxetine): Bowel symptoms are not uncommon and usually short-lived. Weight gain is uncommon, and when it happens, it tends to start about six months to a year after starting treatment. In my experience it seems to occur more often in women with severe stress during the period of weight gain, and it may be only coincidently appearing to be drug related. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the best medication for extreme snappiness, and extremely tired very irritable. I've tried Prozac, Wellbutrin etc.?
Irritable: A medication is not the only way to fix this. Please think holistically. See doc to make sure you do not have medical issues such as thyroid or other hormone imbalances. How is your diet and exercise level? Are there decisions you need to make? Consider seeing a mental health pro for support and clarification. Peace and good health. ...Read more
40 days on Prozac (fluoxetine) and I'm tired all day every day, will this pass? Its helping my anxiety and panic attacks immensely
I'm weening off 30mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) after being on it for a year, is it normal to have physical withdrawal symptoms, such as severe fatigue?
Can happen: SSRI discontinuation syndrome symptoms may include: flu-like sx’s, insomnia, nightmares, vivid dreams, anxiety, tearfulness, depressed mood, confusion, irritability, restless legs, tremors, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose stools, loss of appetite, dizziness, unsteady gait, flushing, sweating, headache, lethargy, imbalance, vertigo, ringing in ears, hypersensitivity to noise, sensation of ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) 20 mg for anxiety disorder. Since a while I am feeling fatigue etc but mood ok. Does this mean my dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) needs adjustment?
Day 3 on lovan (prozac) half tablet. Tired all the time, no motivation. All I want to do is sleep. I know it's too early for affects, hopeless/drained?
Keep trying: As the medication activates in your system and reaches a therapeutic level, it is a good idea to be prepared. Take several minutes a day and walk, bend, stretch and get your body in motion. Get outside. Set an appointment to attend. Get used to an increase in structure. The medication will not do these things for you. It will only give you more resources to do what is necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm taking vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and Prozac for ADHD and Anxiety. I am experiencing energy fluctuations during the day (super hyper to super tired). Is this normal?
I take 20mg Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety. I am a college student so I am always tired during week days. Would drinking one iced latte or coffee a day affect me?
Day 2 on Prozac (fluoxetine) feeling really depressed. Nausea, frequent use of toilet, lethargic, tired, no motivation, low, sad.
My doctor prescribed me methylcobalamin injections after every 2 weeks to counter some fatigue or energy side effects of prozac (fluoxetine).Is this any help?
Probably not: Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin b12. It is useful for treating vitamin B12 deficiency, which can cause fatigue symptoms. However, there are many other causes of fatigue and low energy, including depression (is that why you're taking prozac (fluoxetine)?). Prozac (fluoxetine) itself may cause fatigue and low energy, although it usually doesn't. Methylcobalamin probably won't help that. ...Read more