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This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Started Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 months ago. Weight up about 2 lbs with no lifestyle change. Heart, kidney, liver ok. Is this probably Prozac (fluoxetine)? Or normal variation?
Not necessarily: When people are depressed they frequently have poor appetite and lose weight. So it stands to reason when their treatment (in this case the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine)) begins to work they may regain their appetite and start to gain weight. There are other potential reasons for gaining weight so this should be a topic of discussion with your doctor. ...Read more
Yellowing of sclera (new onset) and bruises of unknown origin, any idea if this could be due to liver damage. I take excedrin, Prozac and Topamax (topiramate)?
Liver is sick: Yes. These symptoms can represent significant liver disease. ...Read more
Uncommon.: While elevations in liver enzymes can occur, development of fatty liver changes as a direct result of fluoxetine/olanzapine is unlikely. However, increased caloric intake/weight gain and Insulin resistance can lead to fatty liver and Olanzapine has been linked to these events. ...Read more
I know something is wrong with my lower abdomen, just don't know what it is? Bloat after fluoxetine wears off every night.
Then see your doc: For an exam, blood work and ultrasound, and you may need other tests, no need to speculate or worry. ...Read more
SSRI antidepresant : It's 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 more
Prozac (fluoxetine): Prozac (fluoxetine) is a ssri medication which can be used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, some premenstrual disorders, and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder). It inhibits neurons' reuptake of serotonin, so that more remains available in neuronal synapses. Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, sweating, and yawning. There can also be changes in sexual functioning. ...Read more
Several reasons: While 20 mg daily is the usual adult dose, here are several reasons why someone could be on less: 1. Old (>65), young (. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If the cause of the tremors is anxiety then the answer is it may. However, the Clonazepam may as well. 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
Ashwaganda: Ashwaganda usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause a problem with the Prozac. Examine.com recommends that it may help. Highly recommend that you try to find a naturopathic doctor OR search for a medical professional knowledgeable about "complimentary and alternative medicine" (search those specific terms) and get them to review your situation. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: You may need to talk to the doctor who prescribed the Prozac (fluoxetine) to you. Insomnia can be a sign that a medication is too activating for an individual. Accompanied by additional side effects the insomnia may be a reflection that the medication is making you a little manic although insomnia in the absence of mania is encountered as a side effect with prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more
Yes: Not so much initially, but over time it can cause weight gain like so many other antidepressants. Some have even lost wight on it at first — but later it can promote tiredness, decreased libido, insomnia, and weight gain. This can be confusing as it contrasts with its initial effects. ...Read more
Don't know your dose: Your obstetrician & your psychiatrist should work as a team and provide you with a taper schedule. ...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