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Prozac for psychiatric disorders

I have a psychotic disorder, personality disorder, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder. I also have an anti-social disorder and polysubstance abuse disorder. What medication can they give me to help with all of this? Can Prozac help? ## Prozac contains the active ingredient Fluoxetine, it is an SSRI antidepressant that is also used to treat anxiety, and some other mental health disorders. That said, there is no way to know how much it will help you, other than trying it. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, weight changes, dry mouth, headache, and mood changes. Usually, when someone suffers from multiple issues, more than one medication is required. What options has your doctor suggested?

Prozac and ms contin

Hi all! Just wondering if anyone has been prescribed both an SSRI (Prozac) plus pain management such as MS Contin with breakthrough percocet? My husband needs something for depression but I didn't know if it would be safe to take (they tried him on zoloft and it caused him to have horrible back pain). Thanks for any experiences!! ## There is a possible interaction, you can read about it on the University of Chicago Medicine site. They warn about the risk of Serotonin syndrome. It isn't that they cannot be taken together, but a doctor should be closely monitoring the person if they care combined. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you!! I've read the studies and of course a doctor is prescribing but they don't know everything (I've been a registered nurs...

Prozac ruined my life

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...

withdrawal symptoms of nuzak and urbanol

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 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...

prozac has ruined my life

I have been on prozac for the last two and a half years and it has ruined my life. Since taking prozac I have lost my job, my home, my friends and family and almost my children. I also dropped out of uni. ## you need to be more specific... i was on zoloft for twelve years and one day it just flipped on me and I had severe depression to where I couldn't even get out of bed i just wanted to throw the sheets over my head and not move... since then I changed to prosac and it has been a miracle drug for me... i work, i have a three year old i am very productive in society... so everybody's different maybe you should try a more recently made anti-depressant... perhaps prozac is not for you. Also check into ambilify... I cant take it i had a severe reaction to it... but some people say...

Prozac Side Effects

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...

What to take for menopause?>

What do you think is the best over the counter medicine or vitamins that don't distroy your liver? Do you think seeing a Doctor & getting medicine? I was hoping to avoid medicine at all. I'm really not having a hard time. I would like to get a good night's sleep. It seems to get bad at night time. Thank you ## I am in perimenopause, and I take a low dose of Prozac/Fluoxetine to help with the symptoms. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, dry mouth, mood changes, and weight loss. I tried some over the counter products, such as multivitamins, black cohosh, resveratrol, and natural progesterone supplements derived from yams, but I never had any luck with them. So there are other options available that are safer for your liver, and d...

Prozac medication

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. ## Did anyone experience Seizures on Prozac? My daug...


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...

Prozac users please respond

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 20mg 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 depres...

Suicidal Thoughts On Fluoxetine

Alright so hello guys, I’m having a very scary problem. I’ve been taking fluoxetine (Prozac) for about 5 weeks. Things have been great the past few weeks, I was feeling really good! Before the medication I was having tons of suicidal thoughts but now for the past few days those thoughts have come back and even more scary, I feel motivated to actually act on them. Only thing keeping me going is I do still have hope and I know it will hurt my family. So have any of you had this problem? Should I keep taking the medication? Will I feel better again? I felt like this medication was working really well but now I feel lost again. I’m hoping this is just a bump and things will start progressing again. ## In most cases, it is best to consult your doctor, and try a different me...

Prozac during pregnancy

I take 20mg of Prozac but do not know if i should stop it before getting pregnant? Is there anyone who got pregnant while on Prozac and the baby was fine with no issue, birth defects, complications? Has anyone stopped taking Prozac before getting pregnant and how did you do with your depression? ## Animal studies have revealed no evidence of fetal harm, but it is always best to consult your physician to be sure it is safe for you to take. The NIH does lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and mood changes. Are you on any other medications?

clanopin, what are its side effects

what are its side effects and what happens if you take 5mg of it with 20mg of prozac ## Klonopin is a benzodiazepine that is used most commonly used to treat anxiety, and nervous disorders. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming, and taking it with Prozac(Fluoxetine) may intensify some side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, and sedation. Have they both been prescribed for you?

Fluoxetine help

I have been on Fluoxetine for 9 years and took 20mg but then I started taking every other day thinking I was gonna come off it, but started feeling bad again so I’m on my 4th week of taking it every day again. The side effects are really bad again, thought my body will be used to it. Can anyone help ## What side effects are you experiencing? Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you! The NIH lists the typical ones as possibly including nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, and weight loss, along with others. If you were taking it every other day, then started taking it every day, again, that is essentially a dosage change, so it is normal for you to experience side effects, again, for about 4 to 6 weeks.

Nuzak or Venlor for anxiety and PTSD?

Between nuzak and venlor, which is better? I have been suffering from panic attacks from a young age, and 6 years ago my sister died (suffocated) in front of me, also 2 children later and I feel extremely unwell from anxiety and ptsd. Which would be better? I google too much and it makes me scared. ## There is really no way to say, since we are all different. What works well for you might not work for me, and so on. The NIH does warn that they cause similar side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications? I am so very sorry about your sister, that would be horrible, and a memory you can't let go of. ## Just for reference in case anyone else has an opinion Nuzak is the same active ingredient as Prozac (F...


drug being given my husband to control anger in dementia ## i have discovered a friend of mine is prescribed deficote as well as prozac should i be worried? ## Are you referring to Depakote? The name is very frequently misunderstood. It is most commonly used to prevent seizures and to treat bipolar disorder. The FDA warns that its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. Isabel, as to them combining the medications, it should be okay, if his doctor has prescribed them both and decided they are safe for him. Have they experienced any odd side effects, or reactions?

Antidepressants that don't cause weight gain or fluid retention

I am on the search for an antidepressant that will not cause weight gain or fluid retention. Can someone give me some personal experiences with medications they were on? Thank you so much. ## I've had very good luck with Prozac/Fluoxetine, which I take for perimenopause symptoms. I am a congestive heart failure patient, which high blood pressure, so I can't take anything that could cause weight gain, or fluid retention. The FDA lists this medication as causing side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and weight loss. Does anyone else have any suggestions?

antidepressant containing opium

antidepressant containing opium or opiates. Opiates used for depression. ## That is not a common use for opiates, in modern times, due to their addictive nature and the risk of abuse, which the FDA warns about. They may also cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth. What other medications have you tried? Have you tried any SSRIs, or SSNRIs? Some examples would be Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, or Cymbalta?

pcp false positive

I take prozac, trazodone, topamax, ambien, protonix and melatonin. I tested positive for PCP. ANY IDEA WHAT MEDICATION IT COULD BE? PLEASE HELP. ## It’s the Ambien it comes up as a benzodiazepines my suboxone doctor told me that’s...Thank u ## PCP will NOT show as a Benzo on any drug test although Ambien is itself a Benzo but still no relation to PCP. Completely different compounds. However, Antidepressants, especially Prozac,Wellbutrin and Trazodone are highly documented in causing false positives for amphetamines.

Prozac Nation? Are we addicted to Antidepressants?

We live in a nation where drugs are created for every conceivable human feeling. Do you ever wonder if these feelings are normal and not meant to be drugged away? What if your depression and anxiety were you body's natural way of telling you something is going on with you, that you need to pay attention to something inside of you? Seriously, how else would our mind and body alert us if something is wrong, if not through our depression and anxiety? Are we then actually harming ourselves by medicating away our body's natural reaction to stress? I like to hear your thoughts on why we should or shouldn't stop taking drugs. ## You are so correct with this statement. Our bodies are telling us it isnt working right, but most doctors are too quick with the ink pen to try to find the...


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