Doctor insights on:
Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Yes but: This seems a bit much for anyone. Is there a way that you can speak to your doctor about streamlining your meds. The doc is treating you for bipolar issues,anxiety, depression, and sleep disorder. I suggest that you see if this doc or another can put you on a regimen that might help you sleep and still take care of the problem. Have the doc consider remeron (mirtazapine) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All the ssri antidepressants have an impact on rem sleep. Though Effexor (venlafaxine) is not technically an ssri, it is a dual action agent (snri) that has ssri activity in addition to norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. Most patients complain of increased dreaming, or more vivid dreaming, which suggests an impact on rem sleep, since dreaming occurs during rem sleep. ...Read more
Work with prescriber: There are many interactions among these drugs that may increase side effects. Contact prescriber regarding all side effects but especially excessive sedation, confusion, dizziness, lack of coordination, irregular heart rhythm/heart palpitations, difficulty concentrating. Also may experience dry mouth, loss of appetite, sleep disturbances. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
If by doctor's order: If you're taking these medications on doctor's order then, I cannot tell you NOT to take either one of them or any of them. But if what you're asking is whether or not it's SAFE to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) with all the other medications or whether or not it's really NECESSARY for to take ADDERALL (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) given the rest of the drugs you're taking then, that discussion should really be with your prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more
Best ssri for panic and anxiety? Take betapace. Cymbalta (duloxetine) too activating. Tried12.5 zoloft. Dizzy after 1 dose. Cleanest ssri?
Best SSRI 4 anxiety?: I'm sorry you've been struggling to find the right med to treat ur panic d/o. SSRIs are 'first line' (1st choice) for anxiety disorders, including panic d/o. There truly is no one best SSRI, tho. Keep working with your doc, who can help select the next best choice for you, based on your hx & history of responses thus far. Don't give up on the therapy. Best results r found thru meds & therapy :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?
So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more
Ativan + Hydroxyzine: Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan •Tolerance •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety and tension •Reasons to add Hydroxyzine See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Relaxation •Music Relaxation •Meditation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paxil (paroxetine) for social anxiety? (Taking Prozac 40mg and it's not helping anxiety.)Can I take Paxil (paroxetine) with Ritalin? (Ritalin dose 5-10mg x 2-3 daily.)
Can you take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and seroquel together, Effexor (venlafaxine) day time, seroquel night? How long Effexor (venlafaxine) take to work? Will Effexor (venlafaxine) make me more productive?
First few days on 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) cause drowsiness (i.E., feeling sleepy during the day despite 8-9 hours of sleep). Could this subside eventually?
Side effects usually: Subside in 1-3 weeks. If you take the medication in the morning and feel sleepy during the day, try taking it at night and see if that reduces the daytime sleepiness. If it does not subside your prescriber may reduce the dose for a while and increase later when the side effect subsides. If it becomes intolerable and does not subside then an alternative medication may be necessary. Best regards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I take my 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) and 5 mg of aripiprazole at night instead of in the morning due to feeling really drowsy?
Timing of medication: It's fine to take those medications at night if you feel they are making you sleepy. The important thing is to try to develop a schedule of taking them around the same time every day, whether it's morning or night. It might be the aripiprazole that is making you sleepy rather than the prozac; you might want to try that medication at bedtime first and leave the prozac in the morning as a trial. ...Read more
Would taking my 60mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) at night instead of the morning help with my daytime sleepiness? Thank you
Prozac (fluoxetine) caused severe sleepiness, dr switched me to sertraline which is better than prozac, (fluoxetine) but some sleepiness, how to tolerate?With best regards.
Zoloft (sertraline): Suggest taking with dinner on full stomach if ok with your prescribing doc. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine) is it safe to stop taking it after 6 months 10 mg. I hate the sleepiness weight gain jittery freezing
Discuss with your MD: Your best bet is to discuss it with your doctor ... Perhaps there's an alternative treatment which might be more appropriate for you. When discontinuing fluoxetine, it's best to taper it over 2-4 weeks (7.5 mg -> 5 mg. -> 2.5 mg). This avoids any abrupt adverse reactions in discontinuation. Hope that helps! ...Read more
One pill of Prozac (fluoxetine) it was 20mg then I took two pills of omeprazole it was also 20mg then I took one pill of non drowsy allergy 10mg what to do now?
Nothing: There should not be a significant issue with this combination. ...Read more
Bupro+sertra caused excessive daytime sleepiness, >10mon, Prozac (fluoxetine) worse, fully interacted with my life.Please guide me.Grateful.
Unusual problem: Bupropion (wellbutrin), sertraline (zoloft), and Prozac (fluoxetine) are usually activating antidepressants. Excessive daytime sleepiness is uncommon with any of them, but is more likely from the ssris (sertraline and fluoxetine). It may be that bupropion by itself would not cause this side-effect. Best to discuss this with your prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If we need to control GAD&SAD with fewer possibility of weight gain and drowsiness so which combo more compatible: (BUSPAR/PROZAC) or (BUSPAR/ZOLOFT)?
It depends: Everyone is different so a trial and error attempt is often required. How about buproprion (Wellbutrin) and Buspar (buspirone)? SAD also can respond to light therapy so don't leave that option out. Also some patients with a diagnosis of GAD have other issues going on. Commonly they will have aspects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can benefit from specific therapy. ...Read more
Daytime sleepiness, legs hurt at night, sadness. Are these enough side effects to change from Prozac (fluoxetine) to another ssri? Or shouldI stay
Will nuvigil help with drowsiness caused by fluoxetine?Fluoxetine seems to be working. My suicidal thoughts have decreased but i'm fall asleep @work
FIRST THOUGHTS: Nuvigil will help with sleepiness. However it seems like the flluoxetine hasn't done enough. Ask your dr about adding 1-2mg of abilify, (aripiprazole) and see if the combination helps with suicidal thoughts. Also be sure that falling asleep really is the fluoxetine. Might be depression. Remember if you did that before the meds. Mainly see the dr and wrap this up tighter good luck! ...Read more
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
Several weeks. : If a female has been breastfeeding her baby while taking Prozac (fluoxetine) continuously, then drug levels can build up in the infant. Also, if there was intrauterine exposure to prozac, (fluoxetine) the baby may have increased blood levels. Liver enzyme systems do not mature until 2 weeks after birth. There is variability in the metabolism of drugs depending on the type. The colic can last up to several weeks. ...Read more
Yes. : Yes. If you're using them for an anxiety-related disorder (gad, ptsd, panic disorder, etc.) the Prozac (fluoxetine) is generally used daily to improve your mood ; whereas Ativan is a short-acting medicine meant to be taken as needed for acute situations - 'panic attacks.'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No negatives so far: See also the site below for a review of maca's possible sexual benefits for people on ssri's:www.Passionrx.Net/maca.Html maca herb information, studies, review and use for fertility and sexual benefits - the extract helps restore sexual health to those on ssri drugs such as Prozac (fluoxetine) ... ...Read more