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Can tremors/nasuea/dizzy be caused by a problem in the neck? Or withdrawl from prozac (fluoxetine)? Was on it for 5 days. Been off it now for 10 days. Was on 20mg

Can tremors/nasuea/dizzy be caused by a problem in the neck? Or withdrawl from prozac (fluoxetine)? Was on it for 5 days. Been off it now for 10 days. Was on 20mg

General malaise: Many diseases manifest by general malaise: weakness, fatigue, gastrointestinal discomfort, dizziness or lightheadedness. Consult doctor for specific signs of disease in systems of body function. Depression may cause many of them. Discontinuation of an antidepressant may cause flu-like symptoms or relapse of the depressive episode. Follow your doctor's recommendations as possible. ...Read more

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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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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help tremors?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help tremors?

Depends on cause: If the cause of the tremors is anxiety then the answer is it may. However the Clonazepam may also. I would discuss with you doctor your diagnoses and if you are on the correct doses of both medications. Also have medical causes of you symptoms been ruled out like thyroid problems, and neurologic. Have you seen a neurologist off all medications so a good baseline can be established? ...Read more

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Taking valproic acid 250mg twice a day & fluoxetine 10mg once a day. Left arm feels heavy & hand shakes but right doesnt. What could it be?

Taking valproic acid 250mg twice a day & fluoxetine 10mg once a day. Left arm feels heavy & hand shakes but right doesnt. What could it be?

Get checked out: Weakness as you describe could be in related to the meds. Get it checked out to make sure it is not serious ...Read more

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Will decreasing prozac (fluoxetine) from 80 to 60mg cause withdrawal? On PZ for OCD 3 mnths total, at 80 only for 1 mnth. No S/E at 60, lots persisting at 80

Will decreasing prozac (fluoxetine) from 80 to 60mg cause withdrawal? On PZ for OCD 3 mnths total, at 80 only for 1 mnth. No S/E at 60, lots persisting at 80

Maybe a little: Of all the SSRI medications, Prozac (fluoxetine) has among the lowest risks of SSRI withdrawal syndrome (mostly consisting of dizziness or light-headed spacey feeling).
That said, any SSRI dose reduction might cause some people to experience withdrawal syndrome.
The risk of significant withdrawal issues is lessened with short exposure (e.g. only one month) at the higher dose. ...Read more

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Why does fluoxetine cause diarrhoea?

Why does fluoxetine cause diarrhoea?

Luvox (fluvoxamine) effects: Serotonin, which like all of 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 as well as through nerve transmitters that line the G.I. Track. When people take a medication like luvox, (fluvoxamine) which is an 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

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Does fluoxetine cause insomnia?

Does fluoxetine cause insomnia?

It can contribute: It's one of the more stimulating ssris so we prescribe it in the am. ...Read more

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Can use of fluoxetine cause anhedonia?

Can use of fluoxetine cause anhedonia?

Yes: Any mental health medication has the potential to cause anhedonia. However, this is usually one of the symptoms alleviated by fluoxetine. ...Read more

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Can the use of fluoxetine cause anhedonia?

Possibly: One of the potential side effects caused by flouxetine can be emotional numbing or flattening. In a sense, people may not feel excited about things and potentially this could be interpreted as anhedonia. I have had clients who have complained of this. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause memory loss?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause memory loss?

Do not see: memory loss listed under side effect profile. However, sometimes a person may become less focused on Prozac (fluoxetine). If that were the case, one might not lay down new memory as well. ...Read more

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Can prozac (fluoxetine) cause QT prolongation?

Can prozac (fluoxetine) cause QT prolongation?

Minor: Most drugs can to a minimal extent, prolong the QTc interval, and in the class of anti-depressants, citalopram is the most potent, but Prozac (fluoxetine) is likely minimal. ...Read more

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Can Prozac (fluoxetine) causes kidneys problems?

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) causes kidneys problems?

No.: Prozac (fluoxetine) does not usually cause kidney problems. It may inhibit liver enzymes that metabolize other drugs and cause the levels to go up. ...Read more

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Does anybody know if fluoxetine causes insomnia?

Yes: Fluoxetine can definitely cause insomnia especially when it's first started. Check with your doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

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Could Prozac (fluoxetine) be the cause of my weight gain?

Could Prozac (fluoxetine) be the cause of my weight gain?

Maybe: Weight gain is listed as a possible side effect, but weight loss is listed too. Depression itself can also cause weight loss or weight gain. ...Read more

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How to deal with diarrhea caused by Prozac (fluoxetine)?

How to deal with diarrhea caused by Prozac (fluoxetine)?

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

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Will using Prozac (fluoxetine) cause me to have weight gain?

Will using Prozac (fluoxetine) cause me to have weight gain?

Weight gain: Is a side effect of all the Antidepressant drugs. If you are able to exercise and eat healthy, many times, weight gain can be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it common that Prozac (fluoxetine) causes people to be irritable?

Irritability with: Prozac (fluoxetine) certainly happens on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately if it does occur as a result of the medication, a change is warranted. ...Read more

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Can ondansetron be taken if your on fluoxetine? Cause it says moderate interactions.

Can ondansetron be taken if your on fluoxetine? Cause it says moderate interactions.

DO NO USE TOGETHER!!: Ondansetron and fluoxetine both affect the cardiac conduction system by prolonging the QTc interval. Serious, even fatal, disturbances in heart rhythm may occur. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause chronic, constant headaches? What can I do for this?

A possible effect: Prozac (fluoxetine) can cause headaches. If you have chronic/constant headaches you should call your prescribing doctor today and explain your symptoms. It may not be the Prozac (fluoxetine), but the symptoms, if you don't have a history of migraine headaches are cause for a call to the dr. ...Read more

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Can fluoxetine cause u to be nausea for a while til u get used to the medicine? How long will it last? Been on it for 19 days.

Can fluoxetine cause u to be nausea for a while til u get used to the medicine? How long will it last? Been on it for 19 days.

Yes: There isn't a guarantee that the nausea will resolve however. If you don't take it with food - start with that. I have never seen this not correct with addition of probiotics. Discuss with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Can fluoxetine cause low motivation? My crying has stopped, but, 3 weeks since starting and I have no desire to complete course work. I have no drive

Possibly: Fluoxetine can cause apathy, but so can depression or stress. It's best to speak with your physician to best understand the cause and treatment approach. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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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

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What causes off Prozac (fluoxetine) and get on nardill?

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Nardil (phenelzine): Switching from ssris to MAO inhibitors needs at least 2 weeks time period of being off of the ssri. Your prescribing doctor can closely monitor that. ...Read more

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Did there dangerous of pain of brest cause using prozac (fluoxetine)?

Unlikely: Am not aware of any studies that show Prozac (fluoxetine) causes breast pain. If you have a particular concern or breast condition, talk to your GYN. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Prozac (Definition)

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Tremor (Definition)

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