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Why have i gained weight since.Quitting fluoxetine? No change in diet and i even started jogging since new years day. I am so frustrated!
Med side effect?: Weight loss can be a side effect of fluoxetine. That is not a reason to take it if you don't need it. Jogging is a great start to keep weight off. . Learning about food and healthy eating can help. You are not alone about frustration in losing weight. If the frustration is overwhelming, therapy may help. ...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 will cold turkey Abilify (aripiprazole) 10 mg tomorow after 3 month usage. I got phsycotic last time i quited. But then i also quited fluoxetine. Can i be sick?
Please don't!: Before you stop any psychotropic medications, please,please talk to your doctor because you can repeat the experience you had the last time. ...Read more
I quit Prozac (fluoxetine) after 10yrs. Suicidal ideation, depression, and insomnia decreased post-prozac but anxiety increased. How can I treat anxiety now?
Other treatements: There are two different approaches to treating anxiety, even after 10 years. Psychotherapy is a very effective option. Sticking with medication, there are other medications besides Prozac that treat anxiety and depression. A different ssri, such as zoloft (sertraline) or Celexa is an option, as well as choosing a medication from a completely different class, such as remeron. ...Read more
I just cold turkey quit my symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine) after seven years. Its been a week and i feel fine. How long does it take to get out of your system?
Prozac (fluoxetine): If recommended by your physician and warranted by recurrence of symptoms , yes. ...Read more
Used 20 mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 months. Now cutting it down to 10 mg a day (doctors advice) for two weeks. Possible to have side effects by quiting now?
itching with citalopram and quit taking it for 4 days when will go away totally? Cause still itch and dr put me on fluoxetine now.
I have taken fluoxetine 20mg twice a day for 2 years. My sex drive declines over time. Is this permanent? How long to restore normal after quit it?
Within months: The sexual side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) are not permanent, you should be back to normal within weeks or at the most a month as the medication bi products linger around for few weeks in your system. However be mindful of what Prozac (fluoxetine) was started for, have a detailed talk with your physician before doing anything. There are other ways to improving your libido like switching to another or adding medication. ...Read more
Taken 80mg Prozac (fluoxetine) for two months, safe to quit cold turkey? Not helping depression and too many side effects. Would rather be off meds quite frankly.
Is it safe to take 20mg fluoxetine and chantix to quit smoking? I've taken chantix before with no adverse side effects.
Chantix: Yes, if no objection by your other doctors. ...Read more
Can stopping Prozac (fluoxetine) cause depression? I quit about a week ago after tapering and now I feel so depressed all I do is cry.
Tried lamictal as mood stabilizer was up to 50 mg at 3 weeks with intense itching my md told me to quit it today and raised my Prozac (fluoxetine) from 10 mg to 20mg how long will it take for itching to stop?
Lamictal & itch?: lamictal can cause a rash (SJS) that may be severe enough 2 b fatal. More common, any new med can cause a benign, but annoying rash (sometimes preceded by itch). bc there is a small chance that lamictal may cause the dangerous rash, MDs wisely stop the med if ANY new rash (or rash-like sx) develops. when will it pass? us. days. best way 2 know is have a dermatologist biopsy - 2 determine if SJS ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SSRI: Fluoxetine is the first of the "newer generation" of antidepressants developed around 1990, called selective (or specific) serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin available at brain synapses. Fluoxetine and other SSRIs are powerful anti-depressant and anti-anxiety agents. ...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
Weight Neutral: Any of the antidepressants can cause weight gain. When Prozac (fluoxetine) was first available, it was said to be weight neutral. If this is of concern and you are taking Prozac (fluoxetine) or thinking of taking Prozac (fluoxetine) discuss this with your doctor and see what options are available. ...Read more
Delays ejaculation: Fluoxetine will delay ejaculation which depending on the couple may be good or bad. It will also decrease libido somewhat. If a person has an unwanted sexual compulsion or obsession -- and these are common -- drugs like fluoxetine sometimes cause them to melt away while leaving normal loving intact. Good luck. ...Read more