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Prozac Generally Treat Ibs
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
My wife is taking Prozac primarily for IBS relief (been on it 2 weeks). She has a severe cold and I want to know if NyQuil would be ok or not.
Caution: Nyquil and many cold/cough OTC meds contain dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, which can interact with serotonergic antidepressants like Prozac to increase risk for serotonin syndrome. Ask pharmacist for advice to avoid dextromethorphan. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20028946 I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have ibs-c with pain, take Prozac & amitryptline. Also had joint pain &tired. Tested got ANA positive and rnp positive(1.4). What could this mean?
See below: ANA is one part of detecting if there is an autoimmune disorder present. Your doctor can examine you to determine if the tests are confirming diagnosis from your symptoms and the exam. Please refer to this site for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0004004/. ...Read more
I'm currently 32 male and been prescribed Prozac 20mg for 9 mmonths in order to treat minor disorder., what should I do?
Go back to MD.: Prozac is prescribed for depression. Did your prescriber tell you why he chose this medication for you? We don't usually prescribe medications for minor depression. Sometimes, a short course of cognitive behavior therapy will help. If the depression interferes with your ability to function because it impairs your sleep, appetite and energy levels, then we will prescribe medications like prozac. ...Read more
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?
I'm taking prozac for OCD but it causes insomnia and and anorexia, is there a safe drug can treat these side effects, I tried olanzapone but not work?
I was on Prozac for 13 years to treat anxiety. This year it quit working for me. I have been on Viibryd, and Paxil CR. Neither worked. What next?
More than drugs: Effective expert psychotherapy (CBT) is shown to be the key factor in optimal outcomes. You were able to avoid learning better skills for managing your life for a long time, but it seems that the time has come. So, I urge your next move to be finding a good therapist. Either w/ or w/out another medication that's what's been missing. Find one you trust and it will be worth your effort. Best! ...Read more
Sure: Could be very powerful combination because they are from different classes of medications; dose proportion of both med's is very important. ...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
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