Prozac, or fluoxetine in its generic form, is a popular antidepressant medication prescribed to treat major depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), among other issues. Prozac (Fluoxetine) is considered one of the most popular antidepressant medications of all time. M: 8 3 years: 10 mg 11/6/2019: 3 You should not use Prozac if you are allergic to fluoxetine, if you also take pimozide or thioridazine. Obviously one of the side effects is low energy/tiredness, which I struggle with a lot. Prozac is very different than Effexor, in terms of side effects, and I believe still more widely prescribed. People compare dosages, side effects and results … Peer support for anyone struggling with a depressive disorder. Summing Up — Marijuana and Prozac. ... allowing them to focus on their recovery. I was feeling continually stressed. I love it and can say it is a life saver. Prozac is mainly used to treat major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder (approved uses by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) but is also sometimes used off-label to treat other anxiety disorders. Many people have had great success taking Prozac to manage depression, OCD, panic attacks, as well as eating disorders. I guess it is different for everybody. Because of a drug interaction between marijuana and Prozac, Prozac levels in your body may increase. I'm also having trouble sleeping. This medication has truly changed his life for the better. People with depression can have a cognitive impairment like being unable to focus or to remember stuff, so taking an antidepressant will help. Anxiety medications usually come in two classes: (1) Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors , like Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, or Prozac; and (2) Benzodiazepines, such as … Since I’ve been on Prozac, I’ve been able to recognize my negative thoughts as they are occurring and “talk myself out of them”. It works great but it stopped working for me after 8 months and the withdrawal symptoms are intenseeee. I am at 40mg. Has anyone smoked weed while on prozac? Anxiety consumed my life ever since I was a child - it was such a part of me that I assumed that it WAS me. I’d love to hear success stories of it not taking another 4-6 weeks for a side effect to go away BUT I of course also want to hear whatever the truth of peoples experiences has been :) stay well everyone, I admire all your strength in all you’re dealing with. I feel like I can't focus on getting schoolwork done bc I feel unmotivated and distracted by other things. If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression 1. Prozac and family can take three weeks to bring results, but because they bolster just one of the brain's many signaling molecules (serotonin), anyone can safely start at a standard daily dose. I was on it before and I think it worked better for me. I stopped because I heard i should not mix the two. Hi all! I got really scared when I started reading about side effects like brain zap. PS There’s a great conversation on the podcast ON BEING “THE SOUL OF DEPRESSION”, If you have a moment, please listen ... so helpful. But I can't sleep, and melatonin doesn't seem to work. I’d definitely be on it right now if I could afford it. It also allowed me to feel legitimate happiness when good things happened to me, which felt great. Dry Mouth 10. A few times we have taken him off it to try other things and nothing works as well for him as this does. In general, generic drugs cost less than their brand-name counterparts. Probably people with anxiety too, as it has definitely helped me a lot, but i don't think it is a nootropic. Now that I'm older and I still have depression and anxiety issues, I am starting to consider going back on the drug. Right now the New York Times is running a series on Breaking up with my Meds that is attracting a lot of comment. Also, I was prescribed medication for anxiety and put on a very low dose of blood pressure medication. A subreddit for people prescribed Prozac (Fluoxetine). I started laughing again. After nine months of trying different medications, Prozac was the one that worked for me. Every time ya feel bad just up the dose? Personally I was fine on it, but kept having to increase the dosage and then eventually I felt like it wasn’t really doing anything at all. Prozac is not cheap: it costs $2 a capsule. I have to increase my dosage from tomorrow. Muscle Tremors 17. I was against taking it because I smoke weed regularly to help me sleep, but I stopped once I started taking prozac. It took almost five weeks to become fully effective. i’m on about my 4th month of prozac. At 30 mg, I could start to set priorities, but I still had difficulty following through on a set of actions. r/prozac: A subreddit for people prescribed Prozac (Fluoxetine). 1. The depression episodes stopped and I felt confident and stable. Prozac did help me get out of a dark mode and I’m grateful for that. I don't feel some of the side effects such as heart palpitations or chest pressure just anxious. The Nuvigil helped me a lot for a long time. #2 Prozac and Cocaine. These kinds of drugs affect everyone pretty differently. Just like with alcohol, research has shown that Prozac reacts with illicit drugs as well. I'm prescribed Prozac and Wellbutrin for anxiety and depression. Just because it worked for me doesn’t mean it’ll work for everyone. There is absolutely a good chance it will help you. 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 90 mg capsules; 10 mg, 20 mg, 60 mg tablets; 20 mg/5 mL concentrated solution; Typically, your provider will start you on the lowest dose possible of Zoloft or Prozac and increase it if necessary. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. But I took it 3 years ago, a really little dose each day, and it did help me. Says Gemma of starting Prozac: “It really did just like, part the clouds. your friend Chuck.1957 Maybe go to the pharmacy and talk with the pharmacist and get some loperamide see if that well help … See what others have said about , including the effectiveness, ease of use and side effects. I didn't overthink things, which helped a lot to reduce my depression. I also try to apply cbt where appropriate. It is part of a class of medications known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Can you elaborate on what it has specifically done for you? I am able to stay in attention on the workflow and not skipping steps as I rename the files, move them to the proper location and record any actions needed for the doc, then get straight to the next doc. I want to be more productive with my days but sometimes I find it hard to get enough energy to do so. Indigestion 15. Exactly! The psychiatrist I was seeing at the time told me to permanently remain on the prescribed medications. “Prozac has been pretty good for the depression, my anxiety has been worse though. Do not use Prozac if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. Nervousness 19. Did your stress disappear or did it just get easier to deal with once you stopped taking it? I guess I am okay with it but I don't like how it numbs me it makes me feel like I've lost myself. Medicines that interact with Prozac may either decrease its effect, affect how long it … Difficulty Sleeping 7. It dramatically changed my life for the better! While the options for SSRIs are extensive today, Prozac continues to be one of the more widely used medications for the treatment of depression.Prozac has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of: 1. Too bad my parents are anti med. Would you recommend it? Prozac, also known by the name Fluoxetine, is a drug typically used in the treatment of major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and other certain conditions. I’m tackling some major backlog that I have high anxiety about. We are here to answer your questions and alleviate any concerns. i always noticed my body relax but never my mind. Prozac. I am now taking Wellbutrin. It was developed by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and approved for the treatment of major depression in 1987. Prozac (Generic Name: fluoxetine hydrochloride) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) medication taken orally that is primarily used to treat major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients over age eight. However, it might not be a good choice if you have liver or heart problems. I been taking it for 8 months and is a drug I'm very thankful for. Prozac and Lexapro are each available as generic drugs. Does anyone have any solutions they have to deal with this? 391 reviews submitted with a 7.0 average score. Flu-Like Symptoms 12. In my late thirties I was diagnosed with depression and panic attacks. For Anxiety and Stress: “Prozac enabled me to start enjoying my life again. It took almost five weeks to become fully effective. He didn’t know that autistic people should get a much smaller dose (I learned about that about 5 years after I stopped taking the Prozac, I didn’t know that at the time.). If you decide to try Prozac to manage your depression or anxiety, keep an eye out for these side effects. Most health insurance companies cover both drugs. After nine months of trying different medications, Prozac was the one that worked for me. I’ve been taking 10 mg and now I have to start taking 20 mg. I’m a bit scared. I’m a 64 year old female whose been taking Prozac for 24 years. Does anyone know if it is ok to take moringa when on prozac? Zoloft caused heart issues but I … Did it work for you? The popular antidepressant also may have edged out Meridia, producing an average weight loss of slightly more than 11 pounds in patients taking Prozac for … My thoughts turned from negative to positive. I’m a 64 year old female whose been taking Prozac for 24 years. Press J to jump to the feed. Didn’t really notice any side effects, except maybe a somewhat decreased libido (but that varies for me a lot whether I’m on meds or not, so might not have been related). Hey everyone, i just started taking prozac (10mg). I was also 100% hesitant about taking medication. Specifically, I’m scanning a huge stack of papers into the cloud. Abnormal Dreams 3. So, to conclude, is it safe to smoke weed while on Prozac? I think the question really is, are the side effects worth dealing with to not feel as depressed? Problems With Ejaculation 20. The Inability To Have An Erection 21. I went from suicidal thoughts, feeling like I wasn't ever going to be able to have a normal life again, constant anxiety, severe anxiety-induced depression, to finally being able to wake up and enjoy the day again. I’m so sick of feeling tired or low energy most of the time lmao. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Right now I struggle a lot with making decisions, so what usually ends up happening, is I don't end up making one and I stay in a situation that I'm not content with. At 20 mg, I didn’t want to die any more, but I had difficulty making decisions. Like many others, Elizabeth Wurtzel '89 and Lauren Slater, Ed. Obsessive-compulsive disorder 5. My side effects are under control but I’m scared if I increase my dosage it’ll worsen them. i realized a couple days ago that when i meditate, i focus on my breath in my belly. Fluoxetine Hydrochloride is the most active chemical compound in Prozac. I’ve been on and off Prozac since 2016 (did not use it 2017-2018) but ended up having to go back on it in 2019 & 2020-present. One 20-milligram capsule is the typical daily dose. Press J to jump to the feed. Prozac has been absolutely wonderful for my 8 year old son. and keep an eye on your blood sugar again. Here's the other thought - and I know it's an exhausting process - but there are countless medications out there that are used to treat the kind of disorders you experience. I’m so grateful we have a treatment. For about 5 years of my life, I've dealt with on and off really bad depression and anxiety issues. Drowsiness 9. I am having a lot of success on Prozac. I’m a month into 40mg. Diarrhea 6. It feels like my brain is wearing a set of reading glasses. M. '89--the authors, respectively, of Prozac Nation (1994) and Prozac Diary (1998)--suffered "Prozac poop-out": the drug's mood-altering effects wore off and depression returned. I also work the steps of AA to stay present and process resentments and fears. I’m taking some extra gabapentin, but I’ve had the most productive day in years today. Dizziness 8. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. At what point did you decide you were ready to get off of the medicine? Like really continually. Major depressive disorder 2. Editorial Note: Over two years ago we posted Antidepressant Withdrawal: V’s story.It has close to 100 comments making it one of the topics that has attracted the most interest. This effect seems to enhance with dosage upping so my doctor and I decided to go back down to 10 mg where I didn’t have this problem to the same extent. What has your experience been? I told this to my Dr and their suggestion was to increase dose from 20mg to 40mg......is this the only solution now? Reviews and ratings for Prozac when used in the treatment of depression. I know the therapeutic changes can take many weeks or even months but I do seem to recall from past changes that the side effects could abate much easier. But I don't want you to continue with vomiting and diarrhea ect every day this could lead to more problems like dehydration etc. He has an extensive medical history and he’s been taking this medication since he was 5. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. So I took Zoloft 150 mg for two months, for panic attacks, it only made things worse so my doctor said to cross taper to Prozac 40 mg. Week 1 100 mg Zoloft 20 mg Prozac felt good Week 2 50 mg Zoloft 40 mg Prozac, and I’m about to start week 3, just Prozac tomorrow. It is less likely to cause side effects than and has fewer drug interactions. Prozac (fluoxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety. However, after I got the prescription, I was too nervous about the side effects and the negative things people have said about the drug to actually go on it. Prozac is the only antidepressant that helps me and doesn’t make me feel weird. I’ve been down at 10 from 15 for 3 days, and just starting to suspect I may feel more energized but too soon to tell. Thank you. received an overall rating of 6 out of 10 stars from 769 reviews. GI Distress “By far, the most common Prozac side … MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine. meditation never seemed to work for me. 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