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Will Prozac (fluoxetine) help with my anxiety and phobias as well as my depression?

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 more...

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) a good medication for depression?

Excellent. Inexpensive also but like anything else, it's all about you and what works for you. Talk to your doctor. Sometimes we try several until we find what works best for you. 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?

Prozac, (fluoxetine) depr., OCD. Prozac (fluoxetine) is very good for ocd and depression. Most side effects go away with time. The most difficult and lasting side effect can be delayed or absent ability to ejaculate. Read more...
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 more...

What is also good for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder beside Prozac (fluoxetine)?

How about talking? How about talking to the right person about things that you don't feel good about? Do you know exactly why you don't feel well? Are you doing well in school? Do you like school & your friends? Anybody in your peer group you can lean on? How about home? Is that part of the problem or do you have a sib or parent you can share things? Can I ask someone from HealthTap to comment on your situation? Read more...

I would like Prozac (fluoxetine) not for depression but to lower my sexdrive. Could I lie to my dr. And get some?

Why lie? It is an off label but legitimate use for prozac (fluoxetine). However, bipolar disorder does need to be ruled out as a cause of your elevated sex drive or else Prozac (fluoxetine) could actually make it worse. Please be very straightforward with your physician and i think you will be rewarded with good results. Best wishes. Read more...

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) prevent depression?

In some, yes. Depression can be recurrent in some people's lives -- and also very disabling when present. In cases with 2 or more clear depressive episodes, your doctor may recommend saying on Prozac (fluoxetine) (or other antidepressant) permanently & preventively. For some this works and is reasonable -- especially if there aren't problematic side effects. Without previous history though, i wouldn't take it in advance. Read more...
Prozac (fluoxetine) No, it cannot prevent depression, but it can lift mood and decrease anxiety. It works by allowing more serotonin, a neurotransmitter, to exist in the brain. There really is no benefit from taking Prozac (fluoxetine) if you are not depressed - and you shouldn't. Read more...
Yes. Having major depression twice isindication to stay on med it may not be sufficient. With one medication the chance of complete resolution of all sx's is 30%. What left: insomnia, daytime fatigue and pain worse than tissue damage. You need at least 70% sx improvement lest inc. Chance of relapse on the med; not good for morale.Deeply asleep, deeply awake, quite mind; this is goal, combo may b nec. Read more...