Is marijuana better than Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression?

Cannabis & Depress'n. Marijuana worsens depression & anxiety. Users feel temporary relief from these problems but long term use decreases serotonin levels, leading to increased depression & anxiety. The temporary relief is not "feeling better." rather, as one former user described, "it lowers my give-a-damn quotient." apathy does not = feellng good. However, exercise can help some types of mild depression & anxiety.

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I take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. In dec '12, my dosage doubled to 80 mg daily to treat ocd. But I find my OCD is the same. Can I add a diff med for ocd?

Check with doctor. You should not add anything without checking in with the doctor or seeing a specialist who can review your condition. These medications do carry serious side effects when used either inappropriately or in high doses. Read more...
Substitution. Anafranil is an antidepressant that is often used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. The Prozac (fluoxetine) would have to be tapered down and discontinued before the Anafranil could be implemented. Read more...

I am taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. My wife and I are trying to have a baby and its not working. Can it have to do with the prozac (fluoxetine)? what can be done

FERTILITY. This is a bit more complicated not clear if Prozac (fluoxetine) affects male fertility. I am not sure if you have seen a fertility specialist to see if there are other causes and that ought to be the first step. Read more...

19 female just been prescribed Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression anxiety and bulimia. On day two feeling like I have tons of energy? Is this possible? Normal?

Anything is possible. You may have slept well for the first time in a while, perhaps eating without purging, many other factors as well about what you are now doing or no longer doing, just because of the intervention. Please speak to your prescriber to report the effect that you are experiencing. Read more...
Contact your doctor. Having "tons of energy" on day 2 of Prozac (fluoxetine) can mean different things. One is that you're experiencing relief from symptoms. Another is that Prozac (fluoxetine) is triggering a hypomanic or manic episode -- and this needs assessment pronto. Nothing is wrong with having energy, but usually Prozac (fluoxetine) does not act quite that quickly. Please call your doctor and tell him/her what's happening with you. Be well. Read more...

Thinking of trying to get pregnant. I take Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. What are the effects of taking Prozac (fluoxetine) while pregnant on my unborn baby?

The jury is still ou. Prozac (fluoxetine) considered to be the safest out of all ssri, but there is more data connecting women taking antidepressants during pregnancy and children born with lung problems. To be on the safe side, taper off and see a therapist for depression, exercise. Read more...
See Mayo Clinic . Antidepressants: safe during pregnancy? - mayoclinic.Com www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/antidepressants/dn00007 antidepressants are central to treating depression — but during pregnancy, it's important to weigh the risks. Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy and baby. Read more...
Prozac (fluoxetine) ; pregnancy. Prozac (fluoxetine) has been studied extensively in pregnancy. While it's not been shown to cause fetal malformations, it may be associated with neonatal distress at birth (25% risk) and also with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. http://tinyurl.com/l57wsxn I have been a liaison psychiatrist on OB services, and suggest caution with these medications. Please discuss w/your OB ; psychiatrist. Read more...

My md has prescribed Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression, my therapist says to heal naturally, what should I do?

Listen to MD. Depression is a medical disorder just like any other medical conditions. There is limit to what our body can heal itself, after that limit it needs help; medications and therapy. Similarly there are well designed studies which show that natural healing is not complete in major depression without help of medications and psychotherapies. Read more on this web site www.Nih.Nimh.Gov. Read more...
Conjoint discussion. Your therapist and your md (i hope a psychiatrist) need to discuss your situation and come to consensus about your treatment. You, of course, have the choice of whether to take the Prozac (fluoxetine) or not -- but you should not be in the middle of 2 professionals disagreeing about your care. Psychotherapy is an essential part of recovery from depression; meds may still be needed, at least for a time. Read more...

I'm type1 diabetic, on novolog and Prozac (fluoxetine) for depression. Will this affect how my birth control pills work?

It Shouldn't. But your doctors should each know all of the medications and supplements, etc. That you take. This provides everyone with an opportunity to notice possible interactions and find alternatives. There should not be a problem, but do mention it. Best! Read more...

Can Prozac (fluoxetine) accelerate depression?

Not likely. We are always cautious of worsening depression after starting antidepressants. But is unclear whether it is due to the medication or progression of the illness, before the medication becomes therapeutic. Read more...
Prozac (fluoxetine) One old hypothesis was that some severely depressed patients who had thoughts of self-harm & had no energy to carry on the act, when given medication that gave them extra energy fast, that they carried on the act of self-harm before they had the chance to work thru their depression. Again, this is only hypothetical, since data re. The subject are scarce & not much is written about it. 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...

I am just starting Prozac (fluoxetine) and was wondering what will happen if my depression increases?

If it does. If it does, call your psychiatrist & let them know that you feel more depressed. This may be a sign that the medication is not the right one for you. If that's the case, there are other medications that you can consider. Read more...
Depression. Prozac (fluoxetine) and similar medications can take several weeks to reach full effectiveness. After and even within that time period, if your depression worsens, it will be important to contact your physician, as you may need a change in dosage or to shift to a different medication. However giving the medication time to work is an important piece of starting an antidepressant. Read more...