all about Prozac

Posted by happyat76 @happyat76, Mar 5, 2018

I just came across this website and the information about Prozac. I thought some of you may be interested in this information, so I thought I should pass it on. The site is Very Well Health (www.verywell.com) and they have lots of great information for you to read.

Hi, @happyat76 –thanks for posting this information. Was there a particular article on fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) on this site you would suggest?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @happyat76 –thanks for posting this information. Was there a particular article on fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) on this site you would suggest?

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Actually, I found all of it interesting if like me, you take Prozac for depression and anxiety.

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Hi, @happyat76 – wondered what your experience overall has been like with fluoxetine hcl (Prozac)? You'd mentioned previously it seemed to help with some symptoms and not others? Is that still the case?

I'd also like to introduce you, happyat76, to some other members who have talked about taking fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) currently or previously, like @elwooodsdad @mayapapaya @jacko @amira @jacko @sylviaanne @meowrightmeow @stomprud @rmeyers1ppk @hopeful123 @dcwash @rmeyers1ppk @oprah @littlecroissant @lorraine59 @jennykl @dianrib @catcatanzaro60 @dishnc @healthytoday @stephieisabella @herbnj @rmeyers1ppk @stephieisabella @dianrib. Hoping they will share what their experiences have been for reducing symptoms and also any side effects experienced on fluoxetine hcl (Prozac).

While waiting for some of these members to join this discussion, I also wanted to share a bit of the Mayo Clinic information on this medication https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/fluoxetine-oral-route/description/drg-20063952 and this article about selecting and working with antidepressants https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/antidepressants/art-20046273.

@elwooodsdad – you said you'd just started taking fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) very recently. How's it going so far?

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Since I started taking it in Nov again it has helped me so much My doc said it takes awhile to help all the way. But it will never be a med I ever get off again. I was on it since 1999 and went off last year to try Cymbalta for pain and depression. I lost my mind this past year. Doing better but can hardly go out of house still.

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@catcatanzaro60

Since I started taking it in Nov again it has helped me so much My doc said it takes awhile to help all the way. But it will never be a med I ever get off again. I was on it since 1999 and went off last year to try Cymbalta for pain and depression. I lost my mind this past year. Doing better but can hardly go out of house still.

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Talking about Prozac medicine in last reply

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@lisalucier

Hi, @happyat76 – wondered what your experience overall has been like with fluoxetine hcl (Prozac)? You'd mentioned previously it seemed to help with some symptoms and not others? Is that still the case?

I'd also like to introduce you, happyat76, to some other members who have talked about taking fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) currently or previously, like @elwooodsdad @mayapapaya @jacko @amira @jacko @sylviaanne @meowrightmeow @stomprud @rmeyers1ppk @hopeful123 @dcwash @rmeyers1ppk @oprah @littlecroissant @lorraine59 @jennykl @dianrib @catcatanzaro60 @dishnc @healthytoday @stephieisabella @herbnj @rmeyers1ppk @stephieisabella @dianrib. Hoping they will share what their experiences have been for reducing symptoms and also any side effects experienced on fluoxetine hcl (Prozac).

While waiting for some of these members to join this discussion, I also wanted to share a bit of the Mayo Clinic information on this medication https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/fluoxetine-oral-route/description/drg-20063952 and this article about selecting and working with antidepressants https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/antidepressants/art-20046273.

@elwooodsdad – you said you'd just started taking fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) very recently. How's it going so far?

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It is going okay. Just started Saturday, and I will take 20 mg. this morning (Tuesday). No lightheadedness and no suicidal ideation as there was on Trintillix. Insomnia continues, but I don’t believe it is the Prozac, but the after effects/half-life of the Trintillix. Slept 101/2 hours Sunday night, maybe 3-4 on Monday. Seeing the doctor Thursday.

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@elwooodsdad

It is going okay. Just started Saturday, and I will take 20 mg. this morning (Tuesday). No lightheadedness and no suicidal ideation as there was on Trintillix. Insomnia continues, but I don’t believe it is the Prozac, but the after effects/half-life of the Trintillix. Slept 101/2 hours Sunday night, maybe 3-4 on Monday. Seeing the doctor Thursday.

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I slept 8 hours last night. I took 1mg of Klonopin, in addition to my regular dose, and all is fine. The Prozac is working. I am not depressed. I'm just damn tired, and I am seeing the doctor tomorrow to have him address the sleep issue. The transition to Prozac has been nearly flawless, save the sleep issues, some of which I blame on the residual of Trintillix. Not by job to practice pharmacy or psychiatry, but the insomnia has been an issue. Took my wife to a movie and dinner last evening, after being up all night the night before, and taking a short nap, and I felt great. Brain chemistry is a puzzle, and I'll let those whose life's work it is to assist. Fortunately, my physician/psychiatrist is as much a friend as a doctor. Always helps to have an ally instead of an adversary.

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@catcatanzaro60

Since I started taking it in Nov again it has helped me so much My doc said it takes awhile to help all the way. But it will never be a med I ever get off again. I was on it since 1999 and went off last year to try Cymbalta for pain and depression. I lost my mind this past year. Doing better but can hardly go out of house still.

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@catcatanzaro60 A good report. Do hope things continue to stabilize and you can get back on track. Welcome to a new year.

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@parus

@catcatanzaro60 A good report. Do hope things continue to stabilize and you can get back on track. Welcome to a new year.

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@parus thanks I am so worried about losing everything in the meantime but I have regained my faith, and other times I just want to sign myself into the hospital. This crap is getting on my nerves. I slept the whole day Tuesday. It was gone. I have been writing the paperwork for my disability a little every night. I am not going fast enough. I am thinking about getting a lawyer. Thanks for caring though.
I hope this is a good thing. I am about ready to go off Cymbalta all the way. I am looking my another counseling place to go to again.

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Per doc, I am coming off Lexapro and trying Prozac for my anxiety attacks. Has anyone had success using this med for anxiety? I do not have depression issues but I do have GAD. Any input is appreciated!

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@annedodrill44

Per doc, I am coming off Lexapro and trying Prozac for my anxiety attacks. Has anyone had success using this med for anxiety? I do not have depression issues but I do have GAD. Any input is appreciated!

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Hi, @annedodrill44 – wanted to let you know I moved your post on fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) here to an existing discussion on this medication so that you can connect with others interested in the same topic. Hoping members like @parus @elwooodsdad @catcatanzaro60 @happyat76 will have some input, as may @gingerw.

I personally have taken this medication twice for a season when I was experiencing an especially stressful situation where I was significantly anxious and the symptoms were not manageable with trying to live my daily life. One time 20 mg did the trick, and another time (during a move across town) I ended up needing to have my dose upped to 40 mg.

I will say, however, that I note for me, fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) can at times cause minor problems with my memory (e.g., can't recall something that happened 2-3 months ago that I think I should recall, or telling the same story again by mistake), so that part is a tradeoff. This memory issue resolved before when I tapered off the medication.

How is the transition to fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) from the escitalopram (Lexapro) going?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @annedodrill44 – wanted to let you know I moved your post on fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) here to an existing discussion on this medication so that you can connect with others interested in the same topic. Hoping members like @parus @elwooodsdad @catcatanzaro60 @happyat76 will have some input, as may @gingerw.

I personally have taken this medication twice for a season when I was experiencing an especially stressful situation where I was significantly anxious and the symptoms were not manageable with trying to live my daily life. One time 20 mg did the trick, and another time (during a move across town) I ended up needing to have my dose upped to 40 mg.

I will say, however, that I note for me, fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) can at times cause minor problems with my memory (e.g., can't recall something that happened 2-3 months ago that I think I should recall, or telling the same story again by mistake), so that part is a tradeoff. This memory issue resolved before when I tapered off the medication.

How is the transition to fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) from the escitalopram (Lexapro) going?

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I have been prescribed Escitalopram while titrating off of Clonazapam.
Has anyone else been prescribed the same?

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@helenfrances

I have been prescribed Escitalopram while titrating off of Clonazapam.
Has anyone else been prescribed the same?

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@helenfrances I have used Escitalopram and Clonopin together. Antidepressants are often prescribed for anxiety. It has been found, like in me, that an antidepressant that is working well will control anxiety alone. I no longer take Clonopin.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @annedodrill44 – wanted to let you know I moved your post on fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) here to an existing discussion on this medication so that you can connect with others interested in the same topic. Hoping members like @parus @elwooodsdad @catcatanzaro60 @happyat76 will have some input, as may @gingerw.

I personally have taken this medication twice for a season when I was experiencing an especially stressful situation where I was significantly anxious and the symptoms were not manageable with trying to live my daily life. One time 20 mg did the trick, and another time (during a move across town) I ended up needing to have my dose upped to 40 mg.

I will say, however, that I note for me, fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) can at times cause minor problems with my memory (e.g., can't recall something that happened 2-3 months ago that I think I should recall, or telling the same story again by mistake), so that part is a tradeoff. This memory issue resolved before when I tapered off the medication.

How is the transition to fluoxetine hcl (Prozac) from the escitalopram (Lexapro) going?

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@lisalucier Thank you for tagging me in this discussion. I have not had any experience with Prozac or Lexapro. I will be interested to hear what others have to share, as any and all medications can sometimes be in our future.
Ginger

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@johnhans

@helenfrances I have used Escitalopram and Clonopin together. Antidepressants are often prescribed for anxiety. It has been found, like in me, that an antidepressant that is working well will control anxiety alone. I no longer take Clonopin.

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Thank you, johnhans.
You no longer take clonazapam but continue with Escitalopram. I am looking forward to getting off of Clon … and then … is the Escitalopram still taken for a while and then discontinued?
Why did my prescriber not detail the plan.

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