3 patient evaluations for Fluoxetine taken for the purpose of 'Generalized Anxiety Disorder'

bertusj
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bertusj
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
40 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

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Jan 13, 2016 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 14, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
stevekochscience
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stevekochscience
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
41 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

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Aug 1, 2013 (Started Nov 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depression with anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Prostate problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me, it seemed to work to alleviate my panic attacks, but I'm not sure it helped with depression. I also think it made me prone to rare, but serious dark panic attacks. The sexual side-effects were moderate and would be worth it for bad anxiety or if it helped with depression. I stopped once I got to a place where external stress factors had significantly lessened.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2012 (Started Nov 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depression with anxiety)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Prostate problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2011 (Started Nov 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depression with anxiety)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Prostate problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My side effects started immediately with the 10 mg/day dose, but had mostly subsided by the time I upped my dose to 20 mg / day. So, the side effects seemed to be transient. In contrast, the benefits have been growing on a much longer time scale, probably taking several weeks to notice a benefit for depression and GAD.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
meowmeowmeow244
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meowmeowmeow244
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
21 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
GAD

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Oct 15, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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