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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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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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Has anyone tried fluoxetine or duloxetine for fibromyalgia?

Has anyone tried fluoxetine or duloxetine for fibromyalgia?

Duloxetine for Fibro: There are now three drugs that have been approved by the fda for the treatment of fibromyalgia-duloxetine (cymbalta), lyrica (pregabalin), (pregabalin) and milnacipran (savella). Studies has shown no difference in effectiveness between savella and cymbalta. We usually use one of the two along with lyrica (pregabalin). This combination has been the first medications to provide real benefit to fibromyalgia patients in years. ...Read more

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Are fluoxetine and gabapentin effective treatments for fibromyalgia?

Are fluoxetine and gabapentin effective treatments for fibromyalgia?

They can be: Fluoxetine is an anti-anxiety, anti-depressant medication that may help mood and anxiety problems that can be common in fibromyalgia. Gabapentin is an anti-convulsant medication that can be used off-label to improve neuropathic pain, which is common in fibromyalgia. So in some patients, together these medications can improve different problems that occur in fibromyalgia. ...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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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you tired?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) make you tired?

Yes, but??!!: Is the tiredness primary to you seratonin problem or due to the treatment with prozac. You have to do the detective work and figure that out. Usually fluoxetine is activating and not sedating, but everyone is different. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) give you energy?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) give you energy?

It might: Prozac (fluoxetine) is an antidepressant which may have some stimulating properties in many individuals. This effect might be felt almost immediately. In addition, if it has been prescribed to treat depression, and if one of your symptoms has been decreased energy, then energy should improve as the depression begins to improve, over the coming weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

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