10 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine taken for the purpose of 'anxious mood'

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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

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Oct 15, 2014 (Started Feb 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depression related to pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

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Jun 7, 2013 (Started Dec 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxiety in the morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medication became too activating once I stopped taking Clonazapam. Getting off of SSRIs.

May 30, 2013 (Started Dec 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxiety in the morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I upped my dosage to 40mgs from 20 and it is making me to edgy, jumpy and anxious. I don't like it.

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Apr 23, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been able to cope with problems more easily since taking
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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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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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

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 4, 2009 (Started Oct 23, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vivid dreams, sleepiness, sexual dysfunction, somnolence, itchy rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I'm sensitive to most medications: the rash kicks in for me at about 15 mg daily, at 10 mg daily I oversleep, so I was down to 5 mg a day. When I could only get capsules, this meant taking 10 mg every other day. Sexual adverse effects seemed to lessen over time. Discontinued for a trial of venlaxafine (Effexor), an SNRI.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, somnolence, itchy rash, vivid dreams, sexual dysfunction

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Oct 23, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (vivid dreams, sexual dysfunction, itchy rash)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The rash was scary because unexpected. There are conflicting reports about whether such a rash or hives is serious, but common 'net advice is to discontinue and check with your doctor: http://www.google.com/search?q=fluoxetine+rash+hives Adverse effects seem to lessen over time. Because of the long half-life, titration up or down should probably be done slowly and in the smallest increments practical in order to accurately judge effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness, somnolence, itchy rash, vivid dreams, sexual dysfunction

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Sep 25, 2009 (Started Nov 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, anxious mood, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), nausea, depressed mood, anxious mood

Jul 13, 2009 (Started Nov 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, anxious mood, nausea, decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), nausea, depressed mood, anxious mood

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May 1, 1998 (Started May 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The medicine gave me back my life. I can easily tell when I have forgotten my dose without looking at my day of the week dispenser. Anxiety returns more quickly than depression. Every day is simpler. I still get sad sometimes - but appropriately sad - and I get nervous sometimes. But I never get paralysed by either feeling. I am much more effective and get along with others very well. I also seem to tune into the feelings of others more now - I feel empathetic when I used to feel totally inside of myself. My chest is no longer tight. Prozac is not for everyone - a colleague started risky behavior while on it. So it is important to be patient in the effort to find the treatment that works for you.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

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