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Can Use Of Fluoxetine Cause Anhedonia
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
I've taken Prozac (fluoxetine) for 3 days and I feel my depression worse than ever. I have suicidal ideation, anhedonia. Should I continue taking it?
Please see doctor: Please see your doctor asap. Please realize medicines that help depression do not work the same as meds, for example, that treat infections. Our brains often take 3-6 weeks to heal from depression IF they are going to respond to the anti-depressant medication. It is not unusual to need med changes if there is no response or they are intolerable. Support and talk therapy are vital as a bridge! ...Read more
Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?
Depressed but not sure if Prozac making worse. Emotional numbness lack of motivation anhedonia negative thoughts. Wellbutrin caused insomnia, extreme dry mouth, fits of rage. When Prozac was doubled, felt high, agitated. Tired of med merry-go-round.
If your seratonin low cn it cause u 2 hv band headaches & all kinds of horrible symptoms 2 your body. I use to be on Prozac (fluoxetine) 25 mg & now off of it.
In roundabout way: If you were on Prozac (fluoxetine) and stopped, it's possible to have some uncomfortable discontinuation symptoms [including headaches] even though Prozac (fluoxetine) is less likely than other ssri's to cause these. Another possibility is that Prozac (fluoxetine) was helping you relax, including the muscles around your scalp & forehead, which can tighten into tension headaches. Serotonin doesn't necessarily need to be "low" for this. ...Read more
Can I use vitamine B8 (inositol) as alternative to prozac (fluoxetine) for OCD treatment cause I belive prozac (fluoxetine) has side effects.which I don't like.
Consult psychiatrist: Hi there. I am a paychologist, medication is not my specialty. Having worked with many clients with OCD, I would strongly suggest that you consult with a psychiatrist to describe your symptoms, provide a thorough history, and express your concerns. The psychiatrist should be able to guide you. I usually find a combination of therapy and medication works best. ...Read more
Would the prolong use of risperdal and Prozac (fluoxetine) cause lack of concentration and forgetfulness? Or brain fog? My symptoms has gotten worst. My doctor says I do not have add or adhd.
Drug effects: Yes medd can cloud your judgement.Get a more detailed answer ›
Luvox (fluvoxamine) effects : Serotonin, which like all the nerve transmitters in the brain, lines the entire G.I. Track. During fetal development the bottom of the neural crest which becomes the brain heads south and remains connected to the brain both through nerves and through nerve transmitters that line the G.I. Track. When people take a medication like luvox, (fluvoxamine) which is a ssri, the excess serotonin stimulation within the G.I. Tract can trigger a diarrhea response. It does this by affecting and binding to serotoninreceptors in the G.I. Tract which can cause subsequent diarrhea. The gut is being increasingly referred to as the third brain and the whole effect of the gut and the bacteria that we have in our intestines is a huge area of research into human well-being and illness at the present time. ...Read more
Only difference is: Let your provider know about this side effect. This is the only way they can provide the best treatment choices, they need to know. Otherwise, do what you'd normally do w/ respect to diarrhea. Diet choices and OTC remedies (follow directions) and drink lots of water. How do you know it's caused by Prozac (fluoxetine)? Again, discuss w/ Dr. best! ...Read more
Anhedonia, or lack of sense of pleasure often refers to the absence of getting joy or satisfaction out of things or activities most people enjoy. People sometimes describe this as the "blah's". It is commonly associated with depression and can be one of the later symptoms to respond to medication or psychotherapy, but can also be associated with ...Read more
Anhedonia simply means an inability to find pleasure in the activities and hobbies that you used to enjoy. The key difference between anhedonia and a normal lack of interest is that the person experiencing anhedonia previously enjoyed the activities (e.g., sex, reading, sports, socializing, etc.) in which they are no longer interested. It is frequently ...Read more