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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 8 days 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 24 days 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 27 days 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 1 month ago.
 
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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago.
 
Mixed feelings
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Hi, I was prescribed fluoxetine to help with Menopausal problems about six months ago. I'm only on a very low dose and they've really helped with my mood. In fact so much so that the happier I am in myself the more I fear death. I suffered with post natal depression with both of my boys and occasionally had an intense fear of dying. I wouldn't say I spend loads of time thinking about it but more than normal I imagine. Does anyone else feel like this? I'm very content with my life and family and logically I know that I shouldn't give it time, life's too short to worry about something you can do nothing about but I can't seem to help it. I'm wondering if I should try and "face it" and think about it more or try and ignore it and carry on being happy...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Prozac Vistaril And Methadone Cause A Positive On Urine Test
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I am in a recovery clinic and I recently had a urine test come back positve for benzodiapines. I have taken none. I am going from DR to the lab and even the pharmacy trying to get answers as to why. But I have gotten no help. I am on methadone, prozac,vistatil, trazodone and I recently had a really bad touch of bronchitis and I took over the counter meds. Can someone help? Or tell me where to get my answers!! ## Go to the website below, it will prove by a pharmacist that yes you can test positive for benzo's from Vistaril. justanswer.com/pharmacy/4tb3c-vistaril-cause-false-positive-drug-test-benzos.html ## No, none of the medications you've listed have been known to cause false positives for Benzodiazepines. Learn more Benzodiazepine details here. Do you remember what over the c...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Prozac users please respond
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Are there any prozac users with a good response please let me know I have tried so many meds for my severe anxiety depression fears paranoia anhedonia and medical related PTSD looking for success stories please I started at 20 for 2 1/2 weeks now on 40 for four days and no relief please help ## Hello, Theresa! How are you? With Prozac, it actually takes about a month, before it starts having much of an effect and it can be as long as 3 months, before it reaches its full efficacy level in your body. What else are you taking? Have you considered taking more than one medication, at a time? From some of your posts, I've gotten the impression that you're treatment resistant and, in such cases, multiple medications are often needed. ## I've taken numerous meds for depression/PTSD:...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
PROZAC
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i just started taking prozac and have been on it a week now i havent seen or felt any difference yet . does this medication make you gain wieght??? ## hey, well actually prozac usually has no side affects and ive been on it for almost a month. when my doctor asked me what my eating habbits are like i said good and i asked why and he said just to make sure but prozac usually wont make you hungry or not hungry so it might be something else ## He is talking crap, i just started to take Prozac and it made me eat more too. I also had recovered and was off Diabetes meds and now i'm back on them cause of the Prozac too. so it made my reading high and the doctor told me it didn't. Prozac causes my blood pressure to go up too. ## Is anyone on this thread still on prozac if so are you doi...
Updated 3 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 3 months ago.
 
mylan 6150 side effects
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I take Prozac and I ran out of meds my pharmacy put this med in my bottle by mistake and I have done took 12 pills am I ok with this mix up not my fault theirs I have bad headache for awhile not I ask place tht messed my meds up she apologized and said tht it was to treat acid probs is this so thanks ## Hello, Annette! How are you? The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, lists this capsule as containing 20mgs of Omeprazole, it is used to help reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. I take one with my Prozac, with no issues, but it's always best to double check with your doctor to be sure. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness and stomach pain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Prozac antidepressant
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What kind of false positive that would show up as?
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Book Recommendation on antidepressant withdrawal
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I just finished a book called, A Traumatic History, and a large portion of the book details the authors severe withdrawal to an antidepressant, and all of the bulls*** that went along with it. I highly recommend it for those who are suffering. Helped me a lot.
Updated 4 months ago.
 
prozac 10mg will medicade pay for it in new orleans
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My daughter has a prescription for Prozac 10 mg and I brought it to Walgreens and was told that Medicade wont pay for it. Can someone please tell me why ? ## Prozac IS covered by Medicaid.they paid for mine until I switched to Effexor.i just called my pharmacy in Hammond la. and I asked them if Prozac is still covered.because I have Medicaid.and they said yes
Updated 4 months ago.
 
Prozac vs Xanax for very high anxiety
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Hi, I have very high anxiety.. I've tried everything!! I didn't want to be on any narcotics because I'm a opiate addict for 10 years and been clean for 2 years!! (Never looking back either, it was really hard to get off and I still think about it every day to this day). So I told my doctor this and that I did not want to be on anything that was addictive or a narcotic. So they prescribed me Prozac among a lot of other things. I had depression which I do not usually have. I have very very high anxiety and the only thing that seems to work is Xanax. Yes it is addictive and yes it's a narcotic. They won't prescribe it to me because I told them about my past addiction but that is the only thing that works. Has anyone else had experience taking Prozac and can say if it wo...
Updated 4 months ago.
 
not covered, can't afford prozac?
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Have 20mg caps of prozac for anyone who needs. Lowered my dose and have many left. ## Nickynub- if you still have them available I would pay for shipping. If not, I am looking for 20mg capsules of Prozac for anyone who may have them. Thanks so much. ## You might also be interested in the patient assistance program being offered by Eli Lilly the manufacturer of Prozac. "Lilly Cares is a patient assistance program administered by Lilly Cares Foundation, Inc., a private operating foundation. Lilly Cares Foundation was created by and receives its financial and product support from Eli Lilly and Company. Lilly Cares Foundation and its patient assistance program is an outgrowth of Eli Lilly and Company´s ongoing efforts to provide ill and needy individuals and infants, who are US res...
Updated 5 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 6 months ago.
 

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