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How Long Does Prozac Take To Work For Depression
How long doea it take for Prozac to start working for depression and OCD ? And is 20 mg is enough for depression and ocd?
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
I have been on anti-depressions for years, celxa, Paxil and prozac, i'm don't feel like it helps anymore..Can you become immune to it after so long!?
Not immune: Immunity doesn't happen, but sometimes people may not respond as well to a single medication over time, or life stresses may cause depression to overtake a medication. The best thing to do is to keep working with your psychiatrist as there are many combinations of medications. Also consider psychotherapy along with medication, as the two together can be more effective. Hope this answer helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are issues: I agree with dr. Lindenbaum about prozac's relative safety, but there are issues in some people. You may never experience any problem, and your doctor may have prescribed it appropriately (for moderate to severe depression). But some have had movement disorders or "tics" develop - which may or may not go away. You may want to read dr. Joseph glenmullen's well-researched book "prozac backlash.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does higher Prozac dosage mean its more potent? Or how does that work, i'm going from 20 to 40mg (DR) will this decrease my panic atks/depression more
What do you recommend if i take 20mg of prozac( fluoxetine) evert day for depression; yesterday i bought some st johns wort (5000mg tablets), can what do you recommend if i take them together?
Why?: If you are not happy with prozac, talk to your doctor. If you are not happy with your doctor, get another doctor. I don't understand why you bought st. John's wort before you know what to do with it? The issue here is not whether combining Prozac with st. John's wort is good idea for you. The even more important problem is how to repair your relationship with your doctor. ...Read more
Prozac : Antidepressant medication like Prozac has an effect on the serotonin system in the brain. Serotonin is one of many neurotransmitters in the brain that are felt to have an effect on one's mood. Prozac is an ssri, which stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. There are six different ssris on the market. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am suffering with antenatal depression and just been prescribed prozac. Should i try it out for a bit before returning to work?
Pregnant & depressed: Being pregnant and depressed is not easy. Please don't assume Prozac should be your sole treatment of depression. Results are much better when combined with psychotherapy, so please make sure this is part of your treatment. Timing your return to work depends on your discussions with your psychiarist & your therapist. Prozac will take 4-6 weeks to show effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do Prozac and Lexapro work the same way? Which one works best for treatimg depression and anxiety?
SSRIs: Prozac and Lexapro are ssris for the treatment of depression. Lexapro is also approved for treating anxiety, panic, and ocd, as well as in treating autistic spectrum disorders such as asperger's. While both medications are similar, the molecules are still somewhat different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Prozac for depression. In dec '12, my dosage doubled to 80 mg daily to treat ocd. But i find my OCD is the same. Can i add a diff med for ocd?
Being depressed how fast and effective is medication and what medication will work for anxiety and depression. What re the best medication Prozac?
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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