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Tapered from celexa 40mg to Prozac (fluoxetine) 40mg in a period of 2 months because of worse depression. Prozac (fluoxetine) is making me feel derealization. Should I stop it?

Talk to your doctor. My intuition is telling me that discontinuation or changing the dose may be a consideration although i would try to talk to a doctor about this before proceeding. If you start having thoughts of harm to self or those around you then i would definitely think about getting to an emergency department. Stay safe! Read more...

Been taking Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg for 6 days for postpartum depression and feel worse, can this be possible?

Yes. It is possible to feel worse before you get better. Tell your doctor. Medication takes time to work. Doses may need to be adjusted. If you do not tolerate one drug, another one may work. Remember, depression is treatable! Read more...

I've taken Prozac (fluoxetine) for 3 days and I feel my depression worse than ever. I have suicidal ideation, anhedonia. Should I continue taking it?

Please see doctor. Please see your doctor asap. Please realize medicines that help depression do not work the same as meds, for example, that treat infections. Our brains often take 3-6 weeks to heal from depression IF they are going to respond to the anti-depressant medication. It is not unusual to need med changes if there is no response or they are intolerable. Support and talk therapy are vital as a bridge! Read more...

Began taking Prozac (fluoxetine) a week ago. Today I'm really depressed, sad and weepy. Definitely worse, since I'm on it for anxiety. Is this from Prozac (fluoxetine)?

Probably not. Prozac (Fluoxetine) takes up to six weeks to become effective in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety. After one week, it is not likely that you are getting effects from it. However, some patients become depressed that the medication has not caused change. Discuss this with your prescribing physician. Read more...
Great input from. Dr. Zimmermann. If anxiety symptoms increased - that can occur when starting an SSRI anti-depressant. It usually dissapates with time. However, I am not sure that one can attribute a day of weepiness to the Prozac. 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...