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Hard to explain but Prozac (fluoxetine) feels "intense" to me. Any milder antidepressants?

Milder? It depends on your symptoms. Prozac (fluoxetine) is more activating than many other antidepressants and better for low motivation and energy. There are many antidepressants and each have their own side effect profile and mechanism of action. Discuss options with prescribing doc. If (s)he is not a psychiatrist consider requesting a referral. Read more...

What is the best way to get off Prozac (fluoxetine)? I have been on antidepressants for 6 months. I want to get off of them.

Discuss. with your doctor your symptoms and your reason to quit the medication. Read more...
Ask doc. With help from your physician. If you have had more than one major depressive episode, it would be better to stay on them longer because it recurs at the rate of 50% after 2 and >90% after 3 episodes. Prozac is so long acting that it tapers itself for the most part, but you may feel muscles jumping independently and other withdrawal symptoms while decreasing your dose by 10mg every 2-3 weeks. Read more...

What diet pill is safe to use with antidepressants? Like Prozac (fluoxetine)

I . I always recommend that you speak with the medical provider who is prescribing your antidepressant directly before taking an additional medication, an herbal or a supplement. When medications are mixed, there is a possiblity that they can interact. Another option to help with your weight would be the addition of medical acupuncture to a balance of healthy diet; plenty of water and aerobic activity. Auricular (ear) acupuncture is safe and effective. There are several different protocols for weight loss. Good luck. Read more...
None. There are not really any safe diet pills. , there are many techniques that can help, given your use of prozac, statistically a casein free, gluten free diet might be helpful if you struggle with cravings. Find a counselor to help you systematically address issues tha tmake it hard for you to loose wt. Read more...
Agree with Dr. F. In addition to her advice, you may wish to join a support group like Weight watchers. . Read more...

I have been on Prozac (fluoxetine) for 8 mos. I am62 makes me nausea. How hard is it to make the transisition to try another antidepressant?

Not hard . It is easier to switch to another antidepressant from Prozac (fluoxetine) than most of other antidepressants. Talk to your prescribing doctor about switching. In the meantime you might try taking your Prozac (fluoxetine) with food to see if it helps. Good luck. Read more...