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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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