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Will Prozac Help With My Weight As Well As Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Probably: I am careful when i prescribe Prozac (fluoxetine) for my patients, as it can be very strong, too strong for some. If you take too much, it can cause more anxiety. This is why, i never start someone on more than 10 mgs per day and then, i wait a month before i consider increasing the dose. Prozac (fluoxetine) lasts a very long time in one's system, dosage changes should be very gradual, start low, go slow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use alternative: Unfortunately Prozac (while an awesome drug) can interact with quite a few medications. Usually the SSRI + Wellbutrin (bupropion) combo is a great and very commonly used therapeutic option for patients suffering with depression and anxiety. There are plenty of efficacious and safer alternatives. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Is it possible that Prozac (fluoxetine) side effects wont go away.I am on 20 mg and is it good for OCD and depression?
Some side effects go: away with time- others do not (sexual side effects, for ex). There are things to minimize effects, like take on full stomach, at bedtime etc. Best to talk to prescriber if you're having side effects. Prozac is a good drug for OCD and depression ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have depression and Prozac doesn't work well; and Lexopro and Effexor had terrible side affects. Counselling will not help. What are my options?
See doctor : Counselling won't help? Have you tried and to no avail? It can be very effective without drug side effects but doesn't work for everyone. There are a number of other medical strategies. Can augment treatment by adding in another medication or there are a few other less used alternatives. Seeing your doctor to look at these options or referral to a psychiatrist may be helpful. Good luck ...Read more
Does Prozac (fluoxetine) help anxiety/panic as well as depression? I know it's a bit more activating than other ssris but wondering if it's still good for anxiety
Prozac (fluoxetine) anxiety: Prozac (fluoxetine) is still one of the best drugs for depression. It is also a great choice for obsessive compulsive disorder and bulimia nervous. Although it is not indicated for anxiety it may help in an indirect way but I would not take it if your only diagnosis is anxiety. Now days many have multiple diagnosis so it may be part of you treatment plan but not the first choice. Off label can be for panic ...Read more
I was put on 50 seroquel for insomnia by my psychiatrist as well as 10 mg Prozac daily for anxiety and depression. I started these meds two days ago. My anxiety is at an all time high now bc if the strange forced sedation with the seroquel. What can ?
Seroquel (quetiapine) s/e?: See your psychiatrist to assess for side effects asap. Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause a physical restlessness with pacing, "restless legs" type of agitation that is often mistaken for "anxiety." This side effect can be treated, but needs to be evaluated by your doc face- to- face. Ask your psychiatrist to assess for this side effect and if present to consider a lower dose or specific med to help with this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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