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Doctor insights on: Can You Develop Neuropathy From Prozac

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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How does Prozac (fluoxetine) reduce pain? Helps with my back pain/my neuropathy in my foot. Doesn't seem to help all pain (fibromyalgia = not as much help)

How does Prozac (fluoxetine) reduce pain? Helps with my back pain/my neuropathy in my foot. Doesn't seem to help all pain (fibromyalgia = not as much help)

Chemicals: Prozac (fluoxetine) is approved for chronic headaches but otherwise lacks indication for chronic pain such as neuropathy.
It may help improving the pain by improving underlying depression, even if it was subtle or undiagnosed. Improvements in depression are linked to heightened pain tolerance. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Not Prozac (fluoxetine): Have your doctor evaluate why you have "nerve damage" and "swelling". Prozac (fluoxetine) has many bad effects, and I do NOT use it in my practice, but your issues seem secondary to another cause. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause Ultram to work better? I saw that Prozac (fluoxetine) increases opiod receptors in brain. Have back pain, osteoarthritis pain, foot nerve damage.

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause Ultram to work better? I saw that Prozac (fluoxetine) increases opiod receptors in brain. Have back pain, osteoarthritis pain, foot nerve damage.

Unlikely: No evidence I know of that and there are significant interactions. Though interactions are the same there is evidence that Cymbalta (duloxetine) may help with chronic pain. Talk to your doctor about all the medications you are on and he/she can help you weigh the benefit vs risk of such combinations. ...Read more

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What can I do for neuropathy?

What can I do for neuropathy?

Not enough info: There sre numerous types and causes of neuropathy. You need to provide specifics to receive an answer. The best answer is to discuss this issue with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is neuropathy a degenerative disease?

Is neuropathy a degenerative disease?

Not classified as: Neuropathy represents nerve alteration or damage usually secondary to an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, leprosy, vitamin deficiency. Although occasionally there are some congenital hereditary neuropathies, and some autoimmune nerve disorders, these would not usually be classified as degenerative. It is usually very possible to uncover causation in most cases. ...Read more

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What is the best neuropathy medicine?

What is the best neuropathy medicine?

Tough call: Every medication has its pros and cons. A good practitioner will use the entire medication profile to his/her advantage. First of all, your choice of meds depends on the exact symptoms: is it sharp, aching, numbing, burning? Do you have trouble sleeping, is mood or anxiety an issue? Do you have high blood pressure? Have you ever had an ulcer? Are you over/ underweight? So there's no "best" really. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for neuropathy?

Topic is too broad: Neuropathy is not a single disease - it is a complication found in a number of different conditions. If a single or multiple nerves are affected by neuropathy, the cause is targeted for treatment, but if the cause cannot be corrected, symptomatic pain relief takes place.
Rec: see a pain management specialist for diagnosis and cause treatment. ...Read more

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How come when u have neuropathy u feel colder than normal?

Nerves not send righ: When you have neuropathy your nerves don't feel sensations correctly. The nerves are you wiring. They are your internal electrical circuit. If your wires aren't working right then they don't send your sensations to you correctly. The better you can diagnose why you have neuropathy the better the treatment can be. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) effective?

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) effective?

DEPENDS: For the right illness Prozac (fluoxetine) can be very effective. Indicated for depression, anxiety, panic, social anxiety, ocd, pmdd. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy impact things sexually?

Can neuropathy impact things sexually?

Neuropathy: Yes, it may affect sexual functions by two direct mechanisms. First lack of sensation in severe sensory neuropathy from skin and reproductive organs results in diminished physical pleasure, higher threshold and discomfort. Second, autonomic nervous system may be involved resulting in impotency, impaired lubrication and anorgasmia. Indirect mechanisms are pain, depression and side effect from meds. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Depends: Neuropathy refers that something being wrong with your nervous system. There are many forms that are temporary because they are caused by a virus or a bacteria of some sort. Neuropathy can also be caused by a genetic condition or some other pathology which is irreversible. Consult your pcp for more information on a specific type of neuropathy. ...Read more

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What does having optical neuropathy mean?

What does having optical neuropathy mean?

Nonspecific term: Any pathology affecting the optic nerve could be described this way. However, the cause needs to be uncovered, as one could have ischemic process due to atherosclerosis, optic neuritis due to multiple sclerosis, compression of optic nerve due to tumor, etc. So, if vision is being lost, need attention asap. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Is there a cure or remedy for neuropathy?

Look for causes: Neuropathy is more of a symptom than a disease- the most important thing to do is to get a thorough workup including blood tests and (if indicated) electrical testing such as a nerve conduction study to determine what kind of neuropathy it is and what might be causing it. Depending on the cause, there may be a curative treatment in addition to the symptomatic ones. ...Read more

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How much B12 should I take if neuropathy?

How much B12 should I take if neuropathy?

It depends...: Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Does neuropathy cause pain on your heels?

Does neuropathy cause pain on your heels?

It can: Heel pain can be caused by neuropathy but more often it is either plantar fasciitis (a heel spur) or lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in your back) if it persists more than a week or so, visit your favorite podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is your opinion on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): I agree with drs. Ali and satinover that Prozac (fluoxetine) can be very useful when prescribed and re-assessed carefully. However, I believe it (and other antidepressants) can be over-prescribed too. I have seen non-psychiatrists (as well as psychiatrists) jump to prescription pads when a patient weeps or tells of grief following a death. Not every tear signifies depression requiring prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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