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.

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@helenfrances

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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I can not answer to what and why your doctor is going to do for your future. I am no longer on Escitalopram as it was not working fully for me. I was switched back to Zoloft, generic is Sertraline, as this has always worked better for me. Everyone is different in how they respond to antidepressants so for you Escitalopram may be the best. The doctor will probably wait to see how you respond to the changes. Much of medicine is trying to see what works. Please let us know how it goes for you in the future.

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@johnhans

I can not answer to what and why your doctor is going to do for your future. I am no longer on Escitalopram as it was not working fully for me. I was switched back to Zoloft, generic is Sertraline, as this has always worked better for me. Everyone is different in how they respond to antidepressants so for you Escitalopram may be the best. The doctor will probably wait to see how you respond to the changes. Much of medicine is trying to see what works. Please let us know how it goes for you in the future.

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Many thanks.
🙏

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@johnhans

I can not answer to what and why your doctor is going to do for your future. I am no longer on Escitalopram as it was not working fully for me. I was switched back to Zoloft, generic is Sertraline, as this has always worked better for me. Everyone is different in how they respond to antidepressants so for you Escitalopram may be the best. The doctor will probably wait to see how you respond to the changes. Much of medicine is trying to see what works. Please let us know how it goes for you in the future.

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My doc is moving me from Escitalipram to Prozac for my anxiety attacks. I may be trying all the meds out there until I find one that works for me. I’ll let everyone know how it goes. Am also doing transcendental meditation, and it does calm mind and body. Just wish a complete cure were possible!!

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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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I’m in process of switching from Escitalipram to Prozac. Your post gives me hope that it will help me too! Thank you!

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A fun and interesting read of the day is a Connect member spotlight on one of the members of this discussion on fluoxetine (Prozac), @johnhans https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/encouraging-others-by-letting-them-know-ive-made-it-meet-johnhans/. Hope you enjoy the reading and getting to know him a bit more. Please share it on your social media accounts, if you'd like.

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@catcatanzaro60

@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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Hi Parus It has been one year since I last spoke but I can tell you my life has gotten better since my Prozac was increased to 80 mgs a day. I haven't wanted to die since I got this dose increased. It is a wonderful feeling to wake up and not want to die. I got plenty of sun took vitamin D and read my bible verses every day and walked the dog too. My boyfriend has been taking care of me financially. However I have still Chronic Pain with neck lower back and knees too. My Chropractor just told me a have a blood clot in my neck. It has me freaked out. My doctors had them xrays since July and never told me that. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I would have never made it without this site. God Bless you ALL Atheist or not Ha ha I am Thankful!

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Cat your thoughts about this site can go a 1000 fold the # of people it has saved. Not real complicated! Very simple in my opinon it's called being able to talk and listen to others. We could all learn from this in our everyday life. Glad you are doing better!
Sundance(RB)

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@lisalucier

A fun and interesting read of the day is a Connect member spotlight on one of the members of this discussion on fluoxetine (Prozac), @johnhans https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/about-connect/newsfeed-post/encouraging-others-by-letting-them-know-ive-made-it-meet-johnhans/. Hope you enjoy the reading and getting to know him a bit more. Please share it on your social media accounts, if you'd like.

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I’m currently only on 10 mg of Prozac daily. Hope to be bumped up this week in the hope of feeling better. And I just switched over from Lexapro so probably have months to tough it out before the new med kicks in 🙁

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Okay everybody … I’ve been on Prozac for 1 month: first week took 10 mg, piped to 20 mg for past 3 weeks. Not feeling much better. How long does this med take to work?

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I have been on Prozac for 8 weeks. I just now started really itching, especially on my back. Is this common? I’ve taken another antidepressant and never had this happen.

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Hi @sears I moved you post to this existing discussion on Prozac that you had taken part in before. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to your post.

That itching seems very aggravating.

@annedodrill44 @johnhans and @catcatanzaro60 may be able to share if this is something that has happened to them.

Back to you @sears, have you been able to ask your doctor about this?

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I have a appointment this week and will address the issue. Didn’t know if my problem was worth a phone call.

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@sears

I have a appointment this week and will address the issue. Didn’t know if my problem was worth a phone call.

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Hi, @sears – if you have a bothersome side effect, it can never hurt to place a phone call or send a portal message to your doctor. They can utilize this information for your records and for their own knowledge for future patients in a similar situation, and they just may have a remedy for the side effect you are dealing with.

How are you feeling this morning?

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@sears

I have a appointment this week and will address the issue. Didn’t know if my problem was worth a phone call.

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@sears, I don’t have any Prozac side effects. But I’ve been on 20 mg for 5 weeks and don’t feel the calm I was hoping for. Maybe I need more time on this med? Input anyone?

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