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  1. bipolar affective disorder type 2
    ... the years, I'd been on every other SSRI like Paxil, Prozac , Wellbutrin, etc. Each seemed to work for a short...

  2. 22-year-ols Bipolar I male
    ... ve previously been on Zyprexa, Wellbutrin, Paxil, Prozac , Zoloft, Lexapro, Lamictal, Elavil, Desyrel, lithium...
    ... ve previously been on Zyprexa, Wellbutrin, Paxil, Prozac , Zoloft, Lexapro, Lamictal, Elavil, Desyrel, lithium ... plain bitchy". what do you experience? i've been on prozac , paxil, and zoloft for ocd before luvox. for bipolar...

  3. Questions about bipolar
    ... 25mg for sleep at bedtime. I asked her if I could try prozac since I have not tried it but she felt 250mg 2 X daily...

  4. Advice anybody..I'm Scared
    ... anti-depressants. I have been through everything from prozac to paxil to zoloft and those in between. I have been...

  5. is anyone the same .
    ... please?) they refuse to admit I have it and put me on prozac . that lasted 4 days then I was wicked psydo and went...

  6. Troubles with Sleep
    ... regognize BP and say I need coping skills. they put me on prozac and I went off after a few days when I turned really...

  7. Med questions????
    ... confused but did not argue with her,I was hoping to give prozac a try and even mentioned it today seeing I have anxiety ... and prozac is one I have yet to try? I also take Elavil at bedtime...

  8. meds making me feel dizzy and drunk ? about symptoms!
    ... 500 and Klonapin 1 mg they also just put me on prozac which I stopped because of even more bad sympoms ... after 6 yrs I dont have BP but am depressed so go on prozac . making me more disorientated and cotton mouth which ... temporary move!) but for now, I need to not be on prozac , which I took myself off after less than a week asd...
    ... enough to make that call. so for 4 days I was on prozac and stopped a few days ago, it was making me manic ... I am cycling back again, maybe from going off the prozac , or from the unstability of job issues (I freelance...

  9. Newly Diagnosed with BP. On Lamictal and other Meds. Have chronic fatigue
    ... and I have been on Lamictal for a month or so, plus Prozac , and perphe****ne. I wake up in the morning hardly...
    ... up to therapeutic dose-200mg. I also took it with Prozac until my insurance company stopped covering prozac...

  10. disappointed in new med
    ... effects. I'd like to try symbyax (a mix of zyprexa and prozac ) I'll let him decide the specifics and will comply...

  11. anybody tried symbyax?
    ... I am thinking about switching to symbyax from prozac and zyprexa. It's a combo but the zyprexa is at a ... dose than I now take. (I take 5 mg 2x day and 40mg prozac - the zymbyax would be 6/25 or 6/50) I'm looking for ... have tried it or use it now. ps I take lamictal, prozac , zyprexa THANKS! :)...
    ... who have tried symbyax. It's a mix of zyprexa and prozac . thanks!...

  12. pdoc told me to go cold turkey with my meds!!
    ... contact my pdoc and tell her about my concerns. I was on prozac for 10 years and changed to celexa about 6 months...

  13. does anyone else hear things
    ... episodes are few and moods are alot better.i am on prozac 20 mg twice a day & vallium for my nerves.she is on ... prozac 20 mg once a day and abillify at night.the abillify...

  14. I think I have it..
    ... years!! Only ever been on antidepressants. Currently prozac . Did see A Pdoc but she said i couldnt take lithium...

  15. just got put on Prozac 20mg as well as Clonopazam 1mg and Depakote 500 mg
    ... mood stabilizer and or anti psychotic - and what does prozac have for side affects? thanks again! Leomida...
    ... gain weight or feel sick. I sort of have to stay on Prozac until they see me again april 12th. But I sorted out...
    ... !!! Good luck. We all need it. PS--I took Prozac about 10 years ago and it made me insane and I was...

  16. made an appointment
    ... meds. I would say I'm pretty stable. I'm taking prozac 10 mg and zyprexa 5 mg. I just hate not being able...

  17. Coming Down from Space
    ... neurontin, resperidol, haldol (bad news), paxil, prozac , etc. Cheers, Tigerlily...
    ... suicide attempt. I was very depressed and was put on Prozac . I've been through the heights of having a manic...

  18. bipolar meds
    ... being diagnosed bp. I think effexor xr and good old prozac are pretty good meds for depression/anxiety-panic...

  19. Lost
    ... Hi, I have been on many ad medications ( prozac , zoloft, wellbutrin, etc) because I thought I had...

  20. Is anyone else on these meds?
    ... anticonvulsant), concerta (for adhd) and good old prozac ). The last suggestion I'll make is to find a good...
    ... Right Med Combo. When They Tried Him On Zoloft And Prozac . He Went Off Deep End And In Hospital. I Been Thru...

  21. How do I stop...
    ... just now. ( Trust me, I've just been there, now on Prozac 3 days and totally manic, completely lost the plot...

  22. anyone else relate?
    ... remember something from a few hours before. I'm taking prozac and zyprexa. Is it the meds? Does anyone else feel...
    ... I had a horrible doc who put me on Prozac and Xanax, once. Turns out they dont work well together ... , and the Prozac is supposed to make the Xanax effect more intense...
    ... I'm on prozac also not just zyprexa. I'm starting to think I may...
    ... major memory problems too! I also take zyprexa and prozac , and lamictal. It's worse at work. I get so afraid...
    ... major memory problems too! I also take zyprexa and prozac , and lamictal. It's worse at work. I get so afraid...

  23. To sleep or not to sleep
    ... does have some depression, so his pdoc started him on prozac weekly. anyway, getting to the sleep problem, hes...

  24. Really need some friends, anyone there?
    ... got me in right away. Previously I had been on; Prozac - 40 mg Wellbutrin - 450 mg Tranxene 7.5 mg - anywhere...

  25. REady for work again?
    ... medication as what I am on is not working. I am on Prozac and Risperidone and my moods are all over the place...

  26. could this be it???
    ... whats made me think though is, since ive been put on prozac for depression, all that happens now is im in a severe...
    ... seeing a pdoc or did your family doctor prescribe the prozac ? I think it would be helpful to you to find a good...

  27. Lithium -please help
    ... of taking Lithium. I already take Risperidone and Prozac , and I'm very worried about taking Lithium as I dont...
    ... this past January. I don't think that you can take Prozac with Lithium, but I could be wrong. I was thinking ... reaction there. I have been on many medicines including Prozac with little effect. I now take Lithium twice a day...

  28. how do i no
    ... could this be bipoler just really want to no , his on prozac for anxiaty thinking thats why he has mood swings ... but i think there might be more to it , prozac has help but not solvled problem of mood swings any...

  29. what is the point ?
    ... everything out again and I was then given fluxotine ( prozac ) 20mg on Wednesday. Its now Sunday, I've been ... and off the citalopram 6 days. I refused to take the prozac as I hate it. Its the drug that makes your thoughts...

  30. In Sickness and Health ???
    ... Him. I Knew He Was Depressed And He Tried Meds Like Prozac And He Went In The Hospital A Few Times But It Didnt...

  31. Very confused-bipolar/meds/what the heck is it!!!
    ... down exactly what is wrong with me. I've been on prozac for probably 20 yrs. (started it for bad pms-huge...

  32. a little confused...
    ... that's normal so whatever. Until November I was on Prozac as well. So I'm no longer going up and down like i...

  33. Our Bipolar Kids ~ Finding The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
    ... Hope, my son is taking lithium, prozac for depression and klonopin as needed. i definitly...
    ... question my sons doc as to why hes on lithium and prozac ?...
    ... Eyes, are you saying that prozac should not be taken with the lithium? i do realize...
    ... depression mostly in the winter months..thats why he added prozac . your opinion is always important to me.....
    ... alone was enough to stabilize him; he didn't need the prozac for depression, as once the lithium stabilized him ... My son was out tonight and he said that lithium and prozac is a common combination. If anything is making him ... tired, I would bet on the prozac more than the lithium, but I know lithium has drowsiness ... listed more commonly as a side effect than for prozac . Sometimes it just takes awhile for the body to adjust...
    ... alone was enough to stabilize him; he didn't need the prozac for depression, as once the lithium stabilized him ... My son was out tonight and he said that lithium and prozac is a common combination. If anything is making him ... tired, I would bet on the prozac more than the lithium, but I know lithium has drowsiness ... listed more commonly as a side effect than for prozac . Sometimes it just takes awhile for the body to adjust ... where you need to go. Probably up Also, Combining Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) and lithium can cause unpredicta...
    ... fatigue (or "zombiness") might be the combination of the Prozac and the Klonapin and have nothing to do with the Lithium...
    ... audicity to do that.. knowing hes taking lithium and prozac and klonopins. sometimes i feel like giving up on...
    ... Trileptal (at every dosage), Celexa (2 different times), Prozac , Lorazapem, Seroquel, Ambien, Rozerem, and now the...
    ... opinion on it. so, for now he is only on 40mgs of prozac daily..he will see him in a week. and we will take...
    ... he wants to see how things go with your son and the prozac . I like the idea that he wants your son to call him...

  34. Just want to be sure
    ... talked to him and said I was depressed, and put me on Prozac . But it seemed that while I was on the Prozac I was...
    ... down days. The doctor said I had depression, gave me Prozac and it seemed the Prozac was doing what the supplements ... the feeling of being invincible, etc., however the Prozac made me that way all the time. So needless to...

  35. Unfortunately - I think it's too late for me
    ... illness. She admits to mild depression and has been on Prozac for the last 3 years sporadically but I feel with...

  36. Bipolar and Seventeen, in need of advice
    ... Sounds Just Like Hope's...he Is 16 Now And Just Went On Prozac With Depakote And Abilify. The Psy Doc Did Try Zoloft...

  37. Lamictal - Memory
    ... getting so little sleep!!! I was on Lamictal and Prozac for a while and had memory problems. I've been off ... the Prozac for about 3 weeks and things seem to be fine now. ... I'm assuming the Prozac had something to do with it. BUT I'm having the strange...

  38. Should i mention it???
    ... im going to my doc in a few weeks again. ive bin on prozac for 6 weeks and its been strange. i cant tell if i ... more of these episodes before the meds, after i got prozac i was more depressed but then when i had a crazy episode...
    ... research does suggest that the first 10-14 days of Prozac use produce the highest incidence of suicide, which ... coincides with your experience. Prozac is not prescribed for bp so perhaps your diagnosis ... is incorrect or the level of prozac wrong....
    ... a clear indication that after 6 weeks, either the prozac is not working or you have not been diagnosed properly...

  39. Should i mention it???
    ... im going to my doc in a few weeks again. ive bin on prozac for 6 weeks and its been strange. i cant tell if i ... more of these episodes before the meds, after i got prozac i was more depressed but then when i had a crazy episode...
    ... you Dr., everything. Being bipolar I could not take Prozac , it literally made me climb the walls. I was a little...
    ... tell your doc that stuff...my 20 yr old was taking prozac for a short time..it made him feel like he was climbing...

  40. Should i mention it???
    ... im going to my doc in a few weeks again. ive bin on prozac for 6 weeks and its been strange. i cant tell if i ... more of these episodes before the meds, after i got prozac i was more depressed but then when i had a crazy episode...

  41. where to go to
    ... crying one min the next giggling for no resson his on prozac for anxiaty,any information would be grateful,also...
    ... your son is bipolar he should not be taking just the prozac alone. It could make his condition worse. I hope he...

  42. lost and confused newly diagnosed
    ... anti-depressants work the opposite on me...I took Prozac for 4 years...was almost lost by the drug itself....

  43. Wellbutrin - will it cause mania for ppl with Biploar
    ... depressed again, so the doctor put me on wellbutrin and prozac (to avoid more weight gain), with the intent of dropping ... the prozac . I have had lots of anxiety on the wellbutrin. lots...

  44. More problems at school
    ... be too simple to understand it." - a codeveloper of Prozac , quoted from "Listening to Prozac" "You have so...

  45. would like to give &receive support from parents of cyclothmia children
    ... we placed our youngest son(16 at the time) on prozac to treat his depression and some post tramatic stress ... showing signs of depression.after placing him on that prozac within about one month,he told me one day that he ... before.well,eventually,after they actually doubled his prozac dose,he slowly changed into the child from hell with ... completely caused and triggered by the use of the prozac and other SSRI types of meds we had to try on him ... itself.but this was NOT there prior to the start of prozac ,some docs say that the bi polar was already there ... but it just took the prozac to bring it out,but the info we got from our sons ... seems to believe otherwise.once we got him off of the prozac and any other SSRIs he slowly started to come back...

  46. Weight gain is killing me!
    ... and just noted as bi-polar.... has been on paxil, prozac , lexapro, welbutron,her Dr has prescribed topamax...

  47. Bipolar Coming Back?
    ... had to quit taking of my medications, especially the Prozac . I just learned for myself that lack of sleep was...

  48. lamictal?
    ... the reason i was dxd bipolar is because celexa and prozac both sent me into a "mania" (i had never, nor have...

  49. Diagnosed today - help
    ... sound alike. I too have tried many anti-deps before - Prozac , Seroxat (which made my moods much worse!), Citalopram...

  50. Help with medicine
    ... years. I have had many depression medications, zoloft, prozac , and other generic names. When they diagnosed me with...

  51. How many people have been hospitalized from BP?
    ... the hospital we learned that I can not take SSRI's ( Prozac , Lexapro) my body doesnt' react well to medications...

  52. Tremors
    ... It can be a good med. I do also take a low does of Prozac and that has a Generic. It is also an SSRI as I believe...

  53. Bi Polar/Molestation
    ... deep end so they put me on Depression medications ( Prozac then Lexapro and Xanax ), I did EVERYTHING I was suppose...

  54. Anyone taking SYMBYAX????
    ... feel tired. The doctor switched me to Zyprexa and prozac which is basically the same thing but a lower dose...

  55. Topamax
    ... just spoke about this yesterday. He has now added prozac to my med regime as well as we talked about some other...
    ... ;) Yes I am eager to see how things go w/ the prozac and topamax combo. something has to help ease things...

  56. What meds are you taking?
    ... I currently take 2.5 mg Zyprexa and 10 mg prozac . I go to the doctor next week and I'm going to see...

  57. Resources/Community Housing
    ... surfaced later down the road. She was initially put on prozac , one of the worst drugs for anyone with this disease...

  58. Scared and confused with no diagnosis
    ... burst with postivity. I'm on SSRI's as I've been on prozac and it made me worse. My family think it's the drugs...

  59. Am I Bi..... Polar?
    ... that I took an overdose. After that I was given prozac which did nothing for me even though I took it for...

  60. Arent antypsychotics neurotoxic... Toxic to the brain?
    ... brain loss in schizophrenia. I also read the book " Prozac Backlash" which states that SSRI/SNRI drugs may lead...

  61. Concerned About Side Effects of Meds
    ... tinkering with my medications, switching me from Zoloft to Prozac , etc (I'm no longer on Prozac, or any SSRI, for that ... suggested that I might try a mood stabilizer if the Prozac didn't help with my mood swings. I was a bit reluctant...

  62. Frustrated
    ... s a big thing on these boards. I'm on zyprexa and prozac right now and was on symbyax before that and I've...
    ... Never tried prozac , but I gained a lot (like 60lbs) on Zyprexa and depakote...
    ... Depakote Has Same Symtoms. Now The Docs Talking About Prozac . I Am Very Frustrated On Top Of His Bipolar Now He...
    ... Depakote Has Same Symtoms. Now The Docs Talking About Prozac . I Am Very Frustrated On Top Of His Bipolar Now He...

  63. No meds? Possible?
    ... wacky state plus other side effects. I have been on prozac , celexa, wellbutrin,zoloft, plus others I can no longer...

  64. Bipolar III?
    ... (I think it was) or it could've been Klonipan and Prozac . At that time I was dx'd with PTSD and depression...
    ... of them made me feel funny...anxious and jittery. Prozac in a very low dose was the only one that didn't have...

  65. Should we get disability for being Bipolar?
    ... because I finally stayed with a therapist and got on prozac for anxiety and I was also diagonosed with "GAD" which...

  66. psychiatrist has given up on me
    ... and what to expect? i'm at a complete loss...i know prozac , celexa, lexapro, cymbalta, perphenozine, wellbutrin...
    ... someone new- a cousin, family friend, somebody new on Prozac . I know so many people on medication, it's crazy-...

  67. my story
    ... of 13.diagnous was manic/depressent so they gave me prozac . from 13 on i lived life in a manic state of mind...

  68. HELP! questions about tegretol
    ... it hit like a ton of bricks. my dr also has me on prozac and clonapin so I"m a little leary thinking maybe ... calling the dr today and asking if I can stop taking the prozac and clonapin. oh, also, if anyone answers this post...

  69. Zyprexa safe alone?
    ... Zyprexa, Seroquel, Risperdal, etc.), SSRI (Zoloft, Prozac , Paxil, etc.), and/or a benzodiazepine (Klonopin,...

  70. feeling "lost" now im stabilised
    ... you do decide to go on another SSRI, might I suggest Prozac or Zoloft? You may not have success with these, either...
    ... breast pain on it, i did try a few other ssri's, i took prozac briefly but it didnt work for me, although ive never...

  71. Medication w/BP and Depression
    ... SSRI's are antidepressants such as Zoloft, Paxil, & Prozac which when utilized alone in somebody who is Bipolar...
    ... Zoloft. It seems to work the best, either that or Prozac ; I've been on both. I've heard horrific stories about...

  72. Here I go again. Who needs a job, friends and sanity
    ... took eskilith same family as lithium same affects. Prozac freaked me out. Made me cry all the time. It was a...

  73. New and confused
    ... finally got on tegretol last week. I'm currently on prozac for a yr to stablize my anxiety and it works good...

  74. I need support so I can support my husband.
    ... walk away from it. Bill was also currently taking prozac and xanax for anxiety and panic disorder which had ... been diagnosed when he was a teenager. Bill's prozac was increased from 20mg to 40mg due to increased depression ... diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder. The prozac was increased to 60mg and xanax to 2mg twice daily ... diagnosed with Bipolar I. The doctor took him off the prozac all at once and put him on Risperidal 3mg. per day...

  75. Long post - need some major help
    ... doctor there, who said I had dysthymia. He gave me Prozac , but the pills were going to cost me $60, so I stopped...