137 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine

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Jul 23, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As with the Buproprion, it took a little longer than what doctor recommended (6wks) to really notice a strong change. Still having headaches, but have them better controlled. I have started feeling happier more often than not, and this had made life more pleasant to live. Sex drive returning more to normal.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 19, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for To ease Duloxetine withdrawl)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have stopped taking this medication now. I took it to ease the seratonergic withdrawal effects from Cymbalta that were unbearable. I have had a little bit of a return of panic attacks and brain zaps from the seratonin normalising but I'd say it's merely uncomfortable and certainly manageable as long as it doesn't go on much longer. I'd certainly take it again if needed unlike cymbalta.
Side effects: panic attacks, antidepressant withdrawal syndrome

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Jun 10, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 6, 2010 (Started Jan 16, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: RESEARCH THE DRUG WHICH YOU TAKE...ANY DRUG YOU TAKE. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT SO DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 18, 2010 (Started Feb 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depression, anxiety & bulemia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (emotional numbness or flatness, difficulty with orgasm)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty with orgasm, emotional numbness or flatness

Feb 21, 2010 (Started Feb 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depression, anxiety & bulemia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (emotional numbness or flatness, difficulty with orgasm)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: reaching orgasm is VERY difficult. i feel less sadness but also less joy...its like having an internal compression until on my mind. i take 2 20mg tabs because the capsules were sometimes (when i was more tense) getting stuck in my esophagus & breaking open - causing nausea (which doesnt happen with the tabs). my chronic back pain reduced significantly with this drug - my theory: that the pain was related to the amount of tension my body was reflecting of my anxious, fear-filled mind. you can get generic prozac filled at Target pharmacies for $4.00 - but for 40 mg, they may only have capsules but you can have it written by your prescriber as 2 20mg tabs daily! hope this is helpful!
Side effects: difficulty with orgasm, emotional numbness or flatness

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mentally dull, emotional numbness or flatness, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: emotional numbness or flatness, mentally dull, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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