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Why did my doctor put me on Prozac (fluoxetine) if i´m not depressed?

Why did my doctor put me on Prozac (fluoxetine) if i´m not depressed?

Other Reasons: Although most people associate Prozac or fluoxetine with depression, it has a number of indicated uses. Among the fda-labeled indications are bulimia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Non-fda labeled indications include fibromyalgia, raynaud's phenomenon, postraumatic stress disorder, and even hot flashes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

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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How would I ask my doctor to put me back on Prozac (fluoxetine) after being off of it for 6 months +? They never took me off I had just stopped taking it.

Talk to her: Truth is, most of us aren't great at adherence to our meds. Docs know this and expect it. Most of us realize you're the boss and know what your body needs. Tell her and if she's somehow disapproving, find another doctor. ...Read more

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My doc took me off Prozac (fluoxetine) and put me on 75 mg effexox i took one last night and have felt bad all day is that normal is it ok if i don't take no more?

My doc took me off Prozac (fluoxetine) and put me on 75 mg effexox i took one last night and have felt bad all day is that normal is it ok if i don't take no more?

Hang in: It takes time for Effexor (venlafaxine) to start to work & for the previous medicine to get out of your system--it will take time to see what Effexor (venlafaxine) will do for you. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on a zpack, naproxen and nasonex (mometasone) for a horrible sinus infection. I had facial pain, tooth pain andheadache. Now I have kidney soreness in the back. I am on prozac. What should I do?

My doctor put me on a zpack, naproxen and nasonex (mometasone) for a horrible sinus infection. I had facial pain, tooth pain andheadache. Now I have kidney soreness in the back. I am on prozac. What should I do?

Related?: Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents like Naproxen may have adverse effects on kidney function, but this is quite rare considering the number of persons using these medications. Inform your doctor of your new symptoms to receive appropriate evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Has a study ever been done by doctors to see the effect of Prozac (fluoxetine) on relationships?

Should Help: If Prozac (fluoxetine) is being correctly used for depression or anxiety, and if it us helpful, then relationships should improve. I do not know if a specific study has been done to examine this question. ...Read more

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Doc asked me to taper off prozac (fluoxetine) from 40 mg to 30mg in a way that take 20mg on weekends and 40 on weekdays. Is this the right way.

Doc asked me to taper off prozac (fluoxetine) from 40 mg to 30mg in a way that take 20mg on weekends and 40 on weekdays. Is this the right way.

How to taper prozac (fluoxetine): that seems rather odd. I generally don't see any problems with going down straight from 40 to 20mg if you do want to do 30mg, why not do 40 and 20 on alternate days ...Read more

Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more