Can you develop neuropathy from prozac (fluoxetine)?

Unlikely. Patients may endorse neuropathic type symptoms when initiating or getting of this class of medication, known as ssris. Particularly, if a high dose is started without gradual titration or if a higher dose is stopped abruptly. I've seen it occur even in the setting of proper titration or weaning. This side effect is self limited and should resolve in its own. The time course is quite variable.

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How does Prozac (fluoxetine) reduce pain? Helps with my back pain/my neuropathy in my foot. Doesn't seem to help all pain (fibromyalgia = not as much help)

Chemicals. Prozac (fluoxetine) is approved for chronic headaches but otherwise lacks indication for chronic pain such as neuropathy. It may help improving the pain by improving underlying depression, even if it was subtle or undiagnosed. Improvements in depression are linked to heightened pain tolerance. Read more...
Serotonin. Prozac (fluoxetine) blocks the reuptake of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that has a role in many processes like mood and pain. We don't know exactly how it helps with pain yet, but it could alter some of the pain signaling pathways and processing in the brain. Read more...

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause nerve damage to the legs which causes a little swelling?

Not Prozac (fluoxetine) Have your doctor evaluate why you have "nerve damage" and "swelling". Prozac (fluoxetine) has many bad effects, and I do NOT use it in my practice, but your issues seem secondary to another cause. Read more...