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Prozac And Exercise
I have bad constant weight gain as a result of Prozac for GAD.Diet & exercise doesnt work.Doc said taking Lactobacillus Gasseri will help lose weight?
Maybe: Preliminary data include: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0882401012001106 Ultimately, staying on a drug or not is a decision you should make with the help of the prescriber based upon your response thus far and the observed risks. ...Read more
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 have exhausted many treatments for PMDD: birth control,prozac, therapy,Advil (ibuprofen) that leads to stomachaches,exercise,vitamin supplements. Any advice?
Explore more options: Sorry these haven't worked but there are further options to explore including acupuncture, herbal medicine, essential oils, homeopathy, amino acids, use of progesterone premenstrually etc. You will likely have best success using a combination of therapies. I advise working with a holistic/integrative practitioner. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: Each patient is different. Many people are on that medication for several years. When a patient starts on this medication patient should stay on it for 6 to 9 months after that they try to wean the patient off the medication gradually. See you doctor. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High dose prozac (fluoxetine): That dose may not be safe. I have never had a patient on 90 mgs per day. There are a lot of other strategies a board certified psychiatrist would generally have and be able to apply in the case of someone needing ultra high doses of medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Won't fix depression: Antidepressants all need to be taken on a regular daily basis to work as antidepressants. The usual daily dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) is 20 mg, but some people need more. Prozac is sometimes prescribed instead for pms symptoms, in which case it need not be taken continuously. The dosing is best discussed in person with the prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on you: The timing doesn't change the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) on depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. But Prozac tends to be "activating" and might disturb sleep if taken at bedtime. Most patients take it after their first food of the day, e.g., after breakfast. Rarely, patients find it sedating instead of activating, and then it's best to take it at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Prozac (fluoxetine) is an anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication that generally improves frustration tolerance and irritability often helping those with anger be less likely to reach a breaking point. Sometimes side effects occur and can include worsening mood or irritability which can increase the risk of aggressiveness. If this is happening get with your doctor as an adjustment or switch may be needed. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more