36 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine with a side effects rating of Mild

387 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Jun 25, 2020 (Started Jul 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for complex post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still taking this. Only side effect so far is blurry vision at night. Still of very little help, but better than nothing

May 27, 2019 (Started Jul 01, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for complex post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has very little effectiveness against intrusive thoughts but no side effects at all so I keep taking it. I think I could have a higher dose without any problems but they say 60mg is the maximum

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 29, 2018 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for dependent personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Apr 14, 2018 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for dependent personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Jun 1, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (daytime tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel more tired

Jan 27, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel more tired, asleep during the day I feel little less dazzling pain but it works less than clonopin used to few side effects no weight disorder provoqued
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2017 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Un fortunately, this stopped working for me after having taken it for years. It WAS effective at one time though.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor in left hand)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Changed treatment
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 27, 2014 (Started Feb 15, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tremor in left hand)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2013 (Started Nov 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I got to the point where I felt this medication was not doing much for me. I talked to my doctor and she said many medications lose their effectiveness over the years.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 24, 2013 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Jun 10, 2012 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Oct 12, 2011 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Mar 28, 2011 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Jan 9, 2011 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: still got certain amount of memory problems which at the moment i am not sure if it is the prozac or the lyrica which is causing it
Side effects: forgetfulness

Dec 19, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 20 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Aug 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Side effects: forgetfulness

  • 0 helpful marks

May 25, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a bad memory. Often forgot to take my pill at the same time everyday. First couple weeks I would be really depressed or completely numb.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (unexplained itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: unexplained itching

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 36 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine