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starting prozac for anxiety n panic attacks
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I have been switching from lexapro to prozac.. started with 5mg. Lexapro n 10 mg.. I have panic attacks and anxiety all day.. for someone that hates taking xanax because I'm afraid to be addicted.. it has made me even more panicy just taking the xanax to bring it down.. this has been going on for a good week now.. I can't be alone.. always wanna go to the er for some help. I was prescribed. 25 mg 2x a day of xanax.. it absolutely does nothing it's only 1130am and I've already taken 1mg n .50mg to get thru it.. please help I feel like I'm going nuts.. does this ever end.. is it just a phase to get thru until the prozac actually starts working.. scared this will never end.. my mind races of all the horrible things going on.. ## Get a book called "Self Help for Your...
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Prozac having bad side effects
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I started Prozac about 4 weeks ago. I had started having really bad panic attacks and bad anxiety so I went to the doctors and he put me on this. Since I've been taking this medicine it has helped with the attacks but it's made me feel so weird and like I'm not alive. My body knows what it's doing but my mind isn't all there. I forget tasks very easily and start to forget stuff sometimes. My mind is constantly in a battle with itself. I just always ask myself, is this ever going to end? Is this going to get better? I don't know what else to do. Can someone please tell me if this is going to stop? Sometimes I just go to sleep early at night hoping things will be better in the morning but nothing ever changes. I don't have thoughts of suicide at all but I just ...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
Prozac Methadone
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Im on both methadone and prozac,the problem i am having are awful jerks or spasms when i take them as prescribed.I have tried several other antidepressants on methadone but still have spasms or violent jerks.When i tell the doctors they dont have an answer,Help! ## Come on Verwon,i need some info on the problem of spazms or jerks while on methdone and antidepressants. Help ## Unfortunately, while it is a common problem reported by many people, I really don't have any answers as to why this happens. It's been reported with many antidepressants and Methadone. It may be due to the fact that some of the antidepressants raise the levels of Methadone in the body. What dosage do you take? You might want to try asking your doctor about making a slight adjustment, so you take a little le...
Updated 12 days ago.
 
Can any of my medications cause weight gain as a side effect
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I want to know if 10mg of Urbanol + 150mg of Epitc + 500mg of Dopaquel + 100mg Prozac can cause weight gain? ## Yes I will cause weight gain because it makes u eat alot at night when u take your medication ill rather be fat and happy then skinny en depro lol ## The Epitec and Dopaquel can both cause increased appetite and weight gain, as side effects, along with nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, and headache. How much have you gained?
Updated 23 days ago.
 
Prozac Side Effects
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I was on 10mg and just went up to 20mg 5 days ago. My jaw hurts, sinuses are blocked and my mouth feels sore like I ate too much salt. I also feel foggy and off. Is this normal? How long will this last? ## I just got on prozac 20mg. 4th day today i have all the same symptoms as you besides the jaw. its all normal yoga girl. The weird things is that its hard to get mad. That's a plus i guess. I hear that the foggy feeling get weaker as time. no worrys ## Yes, I can assure you both that such side effects only last for a few weeks, it was about 3 weeks for me, whenever I adjusted my dosage. They do improve and eventually go away completely. If they don't, then it might not be the right medication for you. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and wei...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Prozac generics
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Hi everyone, I am taking Prozac generics and wondering about preferences in manufacturers. I believe the 20mg of Activist is not performing very well. My pdoctor has increased to 30mg by taking 3 10mg and would like to get a reputable manufacturer. Also would like to know about experience from people who were given Latuda to use with it. He gave me a sample pack but have been afraid to take it. ## I currently take the capsule manufactured by Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals for perimenopause symptoms, which include anxiety, and it works very well for me. I take 20mgs in the morning and 10mgs at night. I can't say how well it will work for you, though, since we are all different. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Prozac or methadone?
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Hi, My name is Cynthia. And 3 weeks ago my doctor started me on Fluoxetine (prozac) and then 4 days I started taking methadone for my headaches and recently between the two I started itching badly, so I was wondering if It was the prozac or methadone? I looked up the side effects for prozac and one of them are itching, but so is One of the effects to the methadone! And it is my whole body not just one spot! Help me! Please/thank you so much ## Kittykat96, Although Prozac can cause localized itching methadone is notorious for causing full body itching that can become relentless. Methadone is a synthetic narcotic opiod and like traditional opiates it shares that propensity to cause itching. Contact your prescriber he may be able to adjust or eliminate one or the other . Hope that helps an...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Prozac ruined my life
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I was on Prozac( fluoxetine) for about 8-9 years starting when I was about 14 years old. I'm 23 now and for about the last two-three years I started getting weird side effects and feelings that I never had before. I would feel spaced out, disoriented, out of body, dizzy, angry, light/visual disturbances and really wishhy washy.. like bi polar feelings and suicidal feelings. I had never had these ever before. I was on the Prozac for severe anxiety and panic attacks. I never had depression or bi polar feeling ever in my life. And I always would get dizzy spells and just feel SOOO spaced out and out of body literally so freaking weird. So when these symptoms started happening I went to numerous docs and they all found nothing wrong physically. Blood tests, ..check up all normal. So I d...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
What can cause a false positive for thc
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I'm currently taking prozac, trazodone, cephalexin, gabapentin, loratadine, verapimil, benzonatate and lovastatin. Can any of these drugs or a combination thereof cause a false positive for THC?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Prozac Tweens Side Effects
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Any info on side effects for a younger person (age 12) who was just prescribed Prozac for depression, after a depression diagnosis and attempted suicide? ## Hello, Diana! How are you? While the side effects would be the same at that age, as they would be for an adult taking it, they may be slightly more intense. The FDA lists them as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, trouble sleeping, vivid dreaming, weight loss and dry mouth. I am on it for perimenopause symptoms and I've found that generally, the side effects intensify for a few days around week 3, then suddenly improve and go away, after that. How is the child doing on it? ## Has been a week today and so far no symptoms other than lesser appetite after taking meds in the am. Seems to help with anxiety yet still seei...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Cough suppressed from Fluoxetine?
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I know this might sound strange but did anyone experience that their cough was reduced after taking prozac? I have had a cough since march (dr. said acid reflux and quitting smoking) but since on the prozac it has not been as frequent. Is this a possible side effect? ## No, that is not typical, the FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth. It is probably more likely just things slowly improving, overall, that typically occurs as time passes, the quit smoking cough usually improves very gradually. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
pcp false positive
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I take prozac, trazodone, topamax, ambien, protonix and melatonin. I tested positive for PCP. ANY IDEA WHAT MEDICATION IT COULD BE? PLEASE HELP.
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Prozac Side Effect Questions
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HI everyone! this is my first post on the forum, but I have been taking Prozac for anxiety about a month and a half now, but before this I was on Zoloft. The zoloft made me feel very depressed (I hadn't even known what depression felt like before the zoloft) and just down about life, so I decided to talk to my doctor and switch medications. The zoloft also cause diarrhea, but these side effects ceased to exist once I was off the zoloft and on prozac. Now while on prozac, I'm not sure if it has helped my anxiety that much, but I just feel at an easier state of mind. Some of the side effects I experience include occasional diarrhea (not was often as while on zoloft), a decrease in appetite, and sometimes I'm just very jittery and wired. I also noticed while taking both zoloft ...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
i want to join disscusions about anxiety sertaline
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Would like to connect & relate with people, who suffer from anxiety. I have just started sertaline. Been on prozac for years. And not long on pregabalin for chronic back pain (which I have learned is also for anxiety). I noticed that pregabalin was helping my GAD. I realized my anxiety hadn't been addressed. Not one to pursue I was left on prozac. My doctors put me on sertaline, she has started me on 50mg & told me I might feel I bit more anxious ! Last week I was sobbing at times, crying over silly things, I havnt had sleepless nights like some people say. feeling a bit more chilled 2day, but haven't felt like eating ?
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Severe withdrawal symptoms after stopping Prozac
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My doctor switched me from Prozac 40 mg to Wellbutrin 150 mg. She had me take both, full strength, for a week together then stop taking the Prozac. Three days later small symptoms of anxiety started to show such as voice tics and nervousness. By day five I was experiencing something akin to electric shocks going through my body and I was in tears begging for help. My doctor said to stop the welbuutrin and start the prozac again. I did with no changes for three days. I called my psych doctor who was out on vacation and her nurse said to call my primary care. I did and my primary care doctor said to start taking the welbutrin again along with the prozac and call psych office and tell then I need to be seen. Psych office says I have to wait until doctor is back from vacation. After two day...
Updated 6 months ago.
 
Prozac medication
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I'm not sure if doctor's read this website but until they realize that these drug manufacturers can't be trusted, they will not be able to help their patients. My mom who has Alzheimer's is able to react to changes in different brands of the same meds she's been on. Her caregivers notice and let us know. It's a real shame that the FDA allows such a drastic range in what they are able to put into these generic drugs. Shame, shame on them. We need to protect ourselves against the generic drugs sitting right in our local drug stores. You don't need to be on street drugs to be harmed by bad drugs, they are right at your local pharmacies. Don't let your pharmacist lie to you, they're in it for the money.
Updated 6 months ago.
 
psychiatrist reference in Knoxville Tn
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Im from out of state and am trying to find a psychiatrist in knoxville that can write my prescriptions. I can have my info and medical records sent or faxed. I take Prozac, Valium and Tegretol. Someone please help ## Hello, Shayne! How are you? It might be easier to set yourself up with a new PCP there and then have them refer you to someone. Plus, the PCP could at least make sure you don't run out of the Prozac and Tegretol. The Valium, however, will have to be prescribed by a specialist. The FDA classifies the Valium as being a benzodiazepine that is most commonly used to treat anxiety and nervous disorders. It carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Prozac is an SSRI antidepressant and its typical...
Updated 6 months ago.
 
pramadol pain drug
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can U use pramadol with Prozac & Zanax ? ## Is it possible to use the drug pramadol with Prozac & Zanax for back and leg pain when needed ## Hello, John! How are you? Did you mean Tramadol? The main concern would be between it and the Prozac, since they can both raise Serotonin levels in the brain, which can lead to a dangerous condition called Serotonin Syndrome, if it becomes too elevated. Thus, you should only take them together, if your doctor has prescribed them both and is monitoring you regularly for any possible problems. The FDA classifies Tramadol as an opioid, so it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and constipation.
Updated 8 months ago.
 
Seratonin Syndrome
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I was recently diagnosed with Seratonin Syndrome after 3 months of going from doctor to doctor trying to find out what was wrong with me -- nobody knew how to diagnose it -- heart palpitations, severe joint pain (was tested for lupus and RA) dialated pupils, very agitated and irritable, nose bleeds, increased blood pressure and pulse rate. I had been on Prozac (10 mg) for over 20 yrs. after an auto accident & subsequent surgery, Neurontin (1500-1800 mg) was added, along with Tramadol (50mg) 3-4 times a day. Cymbalta (30 mg) was added to the cocktail in December & I have been fighting symptoms that no one could diagnose. Seratonin Syndrome can be life-threatening, but I was prescribed all of these medications which did nothing but react with each other. Please be careful & do...
Updated 8 months ago.
 
Depression and a lot of foot pain
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Hi im 33 yrs. Yr old ive suffered with deppressed for 10 yrs now. I was taking prozac abd stopped 4 yrs ago. I have recently lost my mom sudden and unexpectly and i cant seem to find a way to get out of my depression and yes it does run in my family. I lost weight. And now ive gained 25 lbs in a month. ??? And my foot paini have 2 planters warts on the bottom of my foot on the front pads on both feet. Ive had had thrm surgicly removed and they return. Wat would you suggest i do? That you for your time ## For the warts, you'll likely need to have them removed, again. They do tend to do that, so sometimes they must be removed several times, as detailed by the NIH. As to the depression, having lost both parents at varying times of my life, I understand how hard that is and I would sugg...
Updated 8 months ago.
 

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