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Prozac false positive for Amphetamine?
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My daughter takes 30 mg of Prozac in the morning. I did a home drug test on her 12 hrs later as I suspected drug use by her behavior. The Lab results came back positive for Amphetamines 7799 ng/mg. Can Prozac show up as Amphetamines? What do the numbers mean?
Updated 9 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 23 days ago.
 
Depression and Cilift
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I am Bipolar and take 900mg Epilum in the morning as well as 900mg in the evening. I suffer from severe major depression which went through the roof after a teriible year of great losses. My GP has now put me on 20mg Cilift. Will this work? ## Sorry, I forgot to mention that I still take the Epilum and just added the Cilift 5 days ago, as I understoof that the Epilum helps with moodswingsn whilst the Cilift will help for the depression. ## Hello, Emispi! How are you? It is an effective medication for many people, but the only way to see if it will help you is by trying it. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi thanks for your comment and interest. Undfortuantel...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
teen withdrawal from prozac
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Hello, my son (16) has been taken off of prozac. 10mg for 1 year. He was not tapered off, doc said it was unnecessary since it stays in the body longer than most others. He is 2 weeks off of it and is now having bad dizziness, confusion, nausea and is extremely irritable. He is generally a very easy going guy (even before meds) suddenly, he's very short tempered. Are these normal symptoms of discontinuing prozac, that will pass? Or am I right to be worried about this?? ## Hello, Kassie! How is your son doing? Yes, as listed by the FDA, those can be normal withdrawal symptoms and they should pass in a few weeks, once his body gets used to being without the medication. He may also experience some rebound depression, anxiety and diarrhea. If the symptoms get severe, you should consult ...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
switch from cilft to prozac
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Hi I have been on cilift for 14 years but it made me gain weight "a lot" and my eyes is puffy " make me look 1oo years older alsow energe verry low. I want to now if I will have side afacts if I change ? Thank you ## Hello, Jolene! How are you? All medications carry the risk of causing side effects and if you stop one suddenly to switch to another, you'll likely also experience some withdrawal effects, such as rebound depression, diarrhea and dizziness. The FDA lists Prozac's typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Has your doctor instructed you to change? What dose will you be starting with? ## Hi Verwon Thank you for reply. Have not been to my dokter still waying if I must switch but get so depres because I am gaining w...
Updated 2 months 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 2 months ago.
 
prozac (fluoxetine) effects
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I've been on fluoxetine for 6 months, starting off on 20mg and now on 60mg for my ocd. I also take seroquel 75mg daily spread out. Recently i have started to feel really high, like coming up on "xtc". I went to the doctors and they referred it to be SAD seasonal affective disorder, but i feel like its to do with the medication. I feel very spaced, clenched jaw constantly, dizzy and blurred vision. I'm just wondering if anyone else has felt similar? ## I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with your medications. I am on 80mg prozac and 300mg seroquel a day. I was taking 25mg seroquel twice daily and the 300mg at night but I found that the prozac was all I needed during the day and stopped taking the 25mg during the day but kept my nightly 300mg of seroquel. The 25mg d...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
withdrawal symptoms of nuzak and urbanol
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My psychiatrist put me 20mg of prozac first whilst in hospital then went to nuzak 20mg and 40mg urbanol. 10 breakfast n lunch n 20 dinnertime. I became like a zombie. I wss just slightky stressed with work.bf issues. And no family support as I livr away.i suddenly stop since ths was making hv no emotion no feeling. Fely good at first not worrying. But God doesn't create us to have no feelings. He wants us to go thru good n bad n feel everything. N just pray n go to the Lord Jesus Christ. He didnt open the red sea for nothing. If he can save hes people in doin that then surely our problems can be sorted. Be obedient n loyal to God and ask for his help hes waiting for you. Trust me I did. Im of the meds now about 14 days. I had terrible withdrawal. Slurred speech, forgetful, slow talk...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Use of Prozac/Lovan in 13 year old
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My soon to be 13 year old son has been recommended to start Lovan which I understand is same as Prozac. He has suffered with anxiety issues for several years and it has worsened now that he recently started high school (in Sydney Aust.). He is often stressed and unhappy. We are worried about possible side effects and would like to know the experience of others with youngsters on it. He is having counseling as well at the moment. Has the drug helped and what side effects were experienced? ## This is one of the few that is approved by the FDA for use in teenagers. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia, weight loss and dry mouth. Though I'm an adult, I've been on it for several years for anxiety and other symptoms associated with perime...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
prozac fluoxetine
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I have finally got back to prozac instead of the generic version of prozac and my heartburn is gone.. I have suffered with SEVERE heartburn for 4 years. I finally talked my doctor into giving me the brand name instead of generic and sure enough that was the cause of it.. Back 20 years ago I was put on prozac and was on it for many years and about 4 years ago I started getting generic prozac (fluoxetine) and within 30 minutes of taking it I had SUPER SEVERE heartburn that lasted for many hours!!! I would take antacids, tums, zantac, pepto, milk, Everything but nothing would put the fire out!! It's been 2 weeks now on brand name prozac and NO HEARTBURN!!! THANK THE LORD!!!! I wanted to post this so maybe someone may get some relief if they are experiencing what I have went through for...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
prozac making me anxious
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I started prozac a week ago I also have been taking latuda for about a month and lamictial for over a year. I noticed there's no.way not to that my anxiety is 1,000 x's worse since I started the prozac. I get so anxious for NO reason whatsoever and my heart races. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this and if so how long does it normally last. This is horrible. I was taking it in the am but switched to night and its crazy but it seems to be worse and lasts about 6 hours out of the day. ## Hello, Steph! How are you doing? Yes, Prozac can due that and it usually lasts about 3 weeks, before it eases off and the medication reaches its level of therapeutic efficacy. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight loss and headache. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Prozac exhaustion
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I am on day 21 of Prozac. I also take 90 mg. Cymbals, 300 mg lithium and clonazepam as needed. After starting the Prozac I am so exhausted I can hardly function. My doc wants me to up the Prozac to 40mg. I have had major depression most of my life. I feel I'm overestimated, and none of it is helping much anyway. Thoughts? Thank you. ## Hello, Suzy! How are you? Prozac has been known to cause that as a side effect, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight loss. However, it should improve once you're on one steady dose for about 4 to 5 weeks and your body gets used to the medication. Adding it to the other medications has likely increased its drowsy effect, as well. What type of doctor are you seeing?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Prozac and insomnia
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I am on 5 th week 20 mg of Prozac. Up to 5 days I was also taking xanax .50mg per day. Now that I feel better with my depression, I have stopped taking xanax. The last 3 days I cant sleep and at night when I close my eye my mind doesnt shut. Also still struggling with shortness of breath and some panic attacks. Specially now that stopped taking xanax. Any suggestion? Thank u ## Hello, Roadrunner! How are you? There's a chance that it's due to stopping the Xanax, you may be experiencing some withdrawal symptoms. It will likely just be a matter of time, before things improve. If not, then you should speak to your doctor. As listed by the FDA, withdrawal symptoms may include nausea, headache, anxiety and depression. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank u. Yes I started ...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Prozac 20 mg xanax 0.25 mg
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I am on the 14th day of prozac 20 mg. Have Major panic attacks, anixety attacks and of course depression. I use to be on zoloft 50 mg and even up to 100 mg but stopped working for me. I have tried herbal remedies and end result was digging myself deeper with my panics. So I started to take xanax 0.25 mg 3 or 4 times a day so I can function and go to work. However I really dont want to use xanax this much. I really hope prozac will work soon. Like I said 14th days and had few good moments but still feel the anixety and panic if I dont take xanax. Is it going to get better ever? If or when is prozac kicks in? When it does will be easier to tapper off xanax? ## Hello, Roadrunner! How are you? When I first started Prozac for perimenopause symptoms and any time we adjusted the dosage, I foun...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
Prozac. Discontinuation
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What happens when you stop taking Prozac. I have taken it for 35 years and currently take 40 mg a day. What is the best way to stop? ## Hello, Kate! How are you? It would best to speak to your doctor, so they can help you set up a slow tapering schedule. Prozac is an SSRI that has a relatively long half-life, so it's usually easier to stop that most of the others, but you may still experience some withdrawal effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, rebound depression, rebound anxiety, weight gain and vaginal bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 months ago.
 
prozac / side effects question
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I am on prozac.for 5 days now, I feel nausea all lday and have lost my appetite. I also feel like I have sinus infection & insomnia. Does anyone know how long these side effects will last. I am on 20 mg. ## When I started it, or any time we've raised my dosage, I found that the side effects lasted about 3 weeks, before tapering off. As listed by the FDA, you may also experience dizziness, headache and dry mouth. If things don't improve, or it they get worse, you should consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Were you also nauseous? If so what did you do for that?
Updated 5 months ago.
 
prozac ruined my life,
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I have always been an anxious person (worrying too much, scared, etc) but last year some events made my anxiety worse. I was prescribed prozac for it and at the begining it was good: no anxiety anymore. After 7 months I decided I didn't want to take it anymore so I tappered to 0. I felt ok for about 3 months after stopping and then the anxiety came back with a revenge; this time I had several new symptoms like: chest pain, insomnia, ocd thoughts, panic attacks, depressiive feelings. My doctor told me to get on prozac again and so I did. The anxiety has gone a bit but now I have a lot of side effects that I had not experience in my first round of prozac. Emotional numbness, zero libido, nausea, etc. I just want to come back the state of mind that I had before meds, in the long term proz
Updated 7 months 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 7 months ago.
 
Trying to find the generic of Prozac that works for me
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The generic Prozac I am looking for is 4346 40mg capsule made by Teva. They do not carry it where I live. Does someone know where I might find this medications? Thank You ## @Smith21, One thing you might want to consider is contacting Teva Pharmaceuticals directly in order to determine which pharmacies (and locations) they supply their products with; specifically generic Prozac. My understanding is that they should be able to provide you with a list of who has their products and/or when they send out shipments, unless some of that information is classified... Nevertheless, Teva's US Headquarters can be reached at the following number: 888-TEVA-USA (888-838-2872) I hope this helps!
Updated 8 months ago.
 
antidepressants while pregnant with twins
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I'm 24 weeks pregnant with twin boys. I am currently Not on antidepressants. I was prior to finding out I was pregnant, I was being prescribed Prozac 40mgs. When I found out I was prego, I started weening myself off over the next two weeks. No problems. No withdrawal. No depression. This was in January of this year. Now we are in May, and I am completely OUT of my mind. Bat s*** crazy. & emotional as ever. Sure, I'm sure the hormonal thing has got my emotions out of whack, but its worse than just that I think. Anyway..... Has ANYONE on here who is a woman, been prego, on antidepressants & had complications, or none? Would you recommend it, or not? Anyone else know of anyone pregnant on meds? Please give me any feedback .... Good. Bad. Or indifferent. I'm going nuts. ...
Updated 8 months ago.
 

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