Fluoxetine for Depression treatment

We have 572 consumer reports for treatment of Depression with Fluoxetine. Depression used in 74% of cases.

Patients statistics on Depression for Fluoxetine


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Fluoxetine Circle Diagram 426 consumers of 572 reported about Depression

  1. Benjamin M. Bomberger says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Nervousness, mild tension Initially slight irritability normalized after about 3 months

    Side effects: Irritability; Nervousness
  2. Kelly L. Deshazo says:
    2.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Aggressiveness; Depression

    I have intense dreams, every day … besides strong hair loss and hardly any desire for sex; I used to have multiple orgasms, now it’s very hard to get one at all … otherwise it often makes me tired and I do not think so much anymore. It has become easier

    Side effects: Hair loss; Libido loss; Fatigue
  3. Samantha J. Love says:
    4.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Aggressiveness; Depression

    On my third try, I finally managed to stay tuned and not stop because of the side effect. Side effects: heavy sweating, nervousness, insomnia, chattering like a waterfall (I’m usually always silent). I took fluoxetine in the morning (took the smallest doses because they work for me and reduce the side effects). In addition, after a few weeks, I got Trazodone for evening consumption. I was skeptical at first – 2 anti-depressants at once ?! And from then on no side effects anymore. No more sweaty and finally, after many years, I could sleep like a baby. During the day I am in a good mood. However, I still can not really feel positive feelings. But good mood is already enough for me 🙂 I’m sociable, feel no extreme hatred, am no longer aggressive and fall in heavy fatalities not so deep. By the next day at the latest I feel completely okay again. I look to the future again, I have plans for the future, I do not want to kill myself anymore. P.S. I am very overweight and do not take the tablets. And my tip to all have the strong side effect: many doctors pop in a same high doses. I only started with 5 mg and take only 15 – 20 mg a day after weeks and that helps! At higher dose, the side effects were unbearable and therefore I had previously stopped taking it several times.

    Side effects: Nervousness; Insomnia; Sweat
  4. Kristian S. Anderson says:
    3.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Fibromyalgia; Depression

    Has helped well against depression and fibromyalgia, unfortunately I got intestinal problems with pain and had to stop it.

  5. Donna V. Robinson says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Migraine; Depression

    I am taking sarongs for 6 months (25 mg / day) for chronic migraine with tension-type headache, initially in the form of drops in the evening. But that led to extreme tiredness right at the beginning. Meanwhile, I take it in tablet form (retard), so that the fatigue spreads more evenly throughout the day. The headache severity was actually much less in the first two months and the frequency of seizures too. Meanwhile, this effect is no longer there, but only the side effects. The tiredness has settled to a bearable level. Unfortunately, I have gained significantly more weight since taking Saroten (about 6 kg in 6 months), because the appetite has increased. Maybe this is also in addition to the fluoxetine tablets, which I have been taking for about 8 years because of depression (40 mg / day) and the initial weight loss now cause the opposite (weight gain about 30 kg in 8 years).

  6. Stephen E. Mello says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Fatigue; Drive disorders; Depression

    Modafinil After a benign brain tumor, I always felt a strong subliminal fatigue, which more than severely restricted my everyday life. After some research on the internet, I came across Modafinil and suggested this to my treating physicians. It does what it should, real side effects I could not determine for me, the dosage level is left to me. -100mg: Since I did not notice much (in connection with Venlafaxin), according to reports from the www but ‘normal’ people have to walk up the wall already … In connection with Flouxetin it looks different. Here are enough for me at the beginning 100mg (Here are the descriptions in connection with Venlafaxin) -200mg: I was awake, the whole day (according sleep provided), I had no significant hole more. -300mg: Since I was quite agile, slightly to medium above the normal addition. To my Venlafix-taking phase, I always took Venlafaxin and 200mg to collect, as needed (daily performance), I then took again later 100mg Modafinil. I never wanted to dare a higher dose. At some point is good, and the body will certainly have its reason after 300mg, if he signals me I do not want more. I never wanted to use it as a performance-enhancing tool, but only to lead a normal life. What includes corresponding performance limits and breaks or recovery times. I am satisfied with the preparation and more than happy to have come across this!

    Side effects: No side effects
  7. Jennifer S. Hulbert says:
    1.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Thyroid function under; Depression

    Take the drug L-thyroxine beautiful for a few years have had from almost no side effects only for a long time I have a sleep problems or not because I do not know if that comes from the tablet and for a few days I have such a funny stinging in the head Of course, I have never been able to get that from him, but that’s exactly what I did not. At the moment I can not say very much about the drug fluoxetine because I have been taking it for 2 weeks only for 2 days now every day every day I get sweating hands that is definitely a side effect of the tablet.

    Side effects: Sweat
  8. Florence A. Fudge says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Thyroid function under; Depression

    Since taking these medicines together I have become much more agile. I also feel like living again and am also happier. The side effects are not so great, I took weight, which bothers me a lot. But since I’m in a good mood again I want to try to reduce the weight again with sport.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  9. Helen P. Sumpter says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Thyroid function under; Depression

    I’ve been taking fluoxetine for several years now, and attempts at weaning have quickly given way to renewed depression. I fluoxetine very strong terms of the following side effects suspected that other anti-depressants (sertraline and Cymbalta) are also specified as such, but not for my medication \ \ Fluoxelich: – permantes thirst and greatly increased water demand. I drink three to four liters of water a day and the blood levels still indicate a very low water content of the body. Dry mouth is still the slightest problem. -before 2.5 years was observed hypothyroidism and Hashimoto with me ever since, however I take 50 ng Euthyrox daily .. Well just an underactive was found again, so I’ll have to increase the dose. I have a strong feeling that the thyroid gland is not working properly because of the permanent intake of fluoxetine, but I feel like I’m in a vicious circle because I can not do without it. – Hypothyroidism can be a major reason not to get pregnant, which unfortunately has been an issue for me for 2.5 years. – Meanwhile, I have quite often a strong \ Everything I do not care mood \, which is better than a depression, but the beautiful feelings I used to have out of the depression, I unfortunately can not even feel. Who can report similar experiences or even have ideas for solutions?

    Side effects: Mouth dryness
  10. Frances B. Grass says:
    4.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Overweight; Sleep disorders; Obsessive compulsive disorder; Depression

    I have been suffering from severe anxiety disorders for 9 years. After Zoloft got Cipralex over 2 years. No side effects. Good tolerated. My fears and panic attacks were barely there. Then last year I stopped the Cipralex without a doctor because I thought I was tough enough and fit again. Had 2 weeks to run on cotton wool. Dizziness … After 5 months, I then realized how that with the fears and Depression and compulsion started again and my general practitioner gave me fluoxetine (because I’m very overweight) and the drug would help reduce it. 14 days I went through hell with the side effects. The complete leaflet was in my body represented. The worst for me was the feeling as if I have drunk China oil. A chill after another. Panic … heart rate … Nausea. Also good weight loss. But since I had read here that one should persevere … I was brave. After 14 days I collapsed with my doctor with severe panic attacks and she has sent me to the hospital …. 5 weeks I was there stationary and was again adjusted to Cipralex … in the beginning 10 mg … then 15 mg … now 20 mg. In the evening to sleep in and out I take Valdoxan 25 mg and Dipiperon 20 mg. What can I tell you ? I feel like newborn The fear therapy in the clinic was awesome. Have learned more than in the last 9 years and will do a behavioral therapy. For the last few years, they have only been doing depth psychology with me … completely wrong. But how should one know that as a layman? I got no side effects from the Cipralex … I’m now in control of the fears … can fool around and laugh again. Shopping … shopping alone … sleeping alone at home … driving … is awesome I tell you! With the weight …. because I have an eating disorder (binge eating), I can not say so.In the clinic I lost 8 kilos despite Cipralex. Here at home I eat different again and also more … there is a kilo up. But in my opinion has nothing to do with the medi * Incidentally, I was told in the clinic that I can get rid of this disease COMPLETELY and WHOLE, when I work on myself and do my anxiety exercises. It’s really hard to bear, but I’ll do it to finally get quality of life again * Hold on – we can do it * grin *

    Side effects: Palpitations; Nausea
  11. Michelle C. Saunders says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Dizziness; Depression

    It started with a dizzy spell that took me straight to the hospital and started an odyssey from hospital to hospital. I then came to the Neurological Outpatient Department of the Charite and was subsequently hired with the above-mentioned drugs. I take 12 mg of beta and 40 mg of fluoxetine daily. I feel very well, rarely have seizures, but I have to say that I did a behavioral therapy for two years. I can live fully again and am very well-adjusted, able to get along well with my illness. Do not give up even with Meniere’s disease, you can participate in lifeSide effects: I have a headache (but not dramatically) every now and then and I have gained weight, which is not really insignificant! But otherwise I am really well, they wanted to send me on incapacity pension I have defied my illness and have even made an education and go back to work!

    Side effects: Headache; Increase in weight
  12. Viola G. Watson says:
    5.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Migraine; Pain (chronic); Depression

    I switched from venlafaxine to fluoxetine 3 months ago. For 6 weeks, the drug conversion is over. Since I’m finally lucky and no longer sweat like crazy, what came from the Venlafaxin, especially at night gossip wet every night, and then I have the problem I suddenly get all shitty skin. What I do not know, because even in my puberty I had hardly any pimples. Apparently the pores were so well-cleaned by sweating the last four years, so flawless skin. But I have also had abdominal pain and headaches very frequently ever since and have been struggling with diarrhea since the time of change. First thought, my irritable bowel is simply active again, but daily for weeks, where I usually have alternating constipation and diarrhea. Do I have to clarify maybe more closely. Hair loss since the conversion also very extreme. I have less appetite since fluoxetine, yet unfortunately not decreased, so rather would slow down the metabolism. But not too. Since there are completely different antidepressants, I’m still satisfied. I am tired at the moment … but can also have other reasons. And so I have through the combination of my Medis – Abtiepileptika, antidepressants, which also make everyone tired, anyway, always with problems.

    Side effects: Hair loss; Headache
  13. Monique C. Marino says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Aggressiveness; Psychological instability; Depression

    Significant improvement: better assessment of previously depressed situations (did not notice the difference until after taking the medication), emotionally less depressive rashes down, less to 180, increase drive, could move me in social situations much more relaxed, cessation of active suicidal thoughts. Side effects: palpitations, heart rhythm disturbances, sometimes chest tightness when lying down, often awake at night for 2-4 hours (stupid if you have to return to the office in the morning …), thus also gaining weight (controlling eating disorders at night was more difficult), partly over-spirited mood.

  14. Cami G. Paradis says:
    5.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Fatigue; Psychological instability; Drive disorders; Depression

    Hello, After a BurnOut with situational depression in 2007 (paraoxat), I was relatively long without major incidents. However, due to high pressure and stress, few breaks and little bit of yours, it started again at the beginning of this year 2011. Physical symptoms (headache, toothache (pulling in the lower jaw), visual disturbance, tension, palpitations, thought carousel, severe acne, weight gain, dissatisfaction, no light in the sky) and pronounced negative sleep hygiene (sleep 16 hours a day). Strong PMHS (especially bad 2 weeks before) I first started psychotherapy and then with the use of Fluoxetine 20mg 1 A Pharma. The first weeks were really steep. I could hardly look out of my eyes, it was like a fog. The fatigue was initially worse, but my thought carousel within the first tablet dissolved like on. I quickly increased to 60mg, then land again at 40mg. I did not lose weight, but I did not gain weight. Four weeks, I was almost giving up, I sat on the couch in the evening and it clicked in my head. Like lightning that changed my thoughts and feelings and made me feel positive. The next day I was full of verve and I was finally better again. This cloudy mood, rain clouds, as if blown away. I immediately started doing sports and healthy eating to support all of this and during therapy I also tried to make my life so that I am no longer close to a burn out. So I take breaks, do not put myself under pressure and start to live again, what was missing in recent years. That sounds all very summarized, whatever it is, but I can say, the familiarization Fluoxetine, I have now switched to Ratiopharm, the fatigue was by ratiopharm why always better, was steep. I wanted to give up, I will not sell the drug for now and continue to take.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Fatigue
  15. Levi R. Crittenden says:
    2.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Psychosis; Depression

    Thanks abilify I constantly chatter, I have the feeling, quicker and better to think .. and little sleep .. would not be so bad, if not the side effects would be: pain in the fingers, they soon went away, however, but now after 10 days still persists, restless legs and annoying feet. I already had the idea to cut my feet off in this regard (!), which of course I will not do, but it is unpleasant already. if my feet are also swollen, I do not know, I’m not a doctor, in any case, they fit into my old shoes;)

    Side effects: Nervousness; Unrest
  16. Michelle P. Rivera says:
    2.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Psychosis; Depression

    Initially latent nausea, after a few weeks they were resolved. What remains is a persistent sleep disorder.

    Side effects: Sleep disorders; Nausea
  17. David S. Fox says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Mood swings; Bipolar disorder; Drive disorders; Depression

    I also voted against my Bipolar Affective Disorder Manic Depressive Disease called these two drugs together with my doctor after several years of searching in vain for the right medication. At the beginning, every fortnight I wavered between low mood and unnoticed hypomania. When I did not pay much attention to it and continued to work 60-70 hours a week and in the meantime gave birth to 2 children, it became so bad that I took the eighth train of the emotions at least 1-2 times that day , Today I know why I got this disease as a gift. Back in my teens, when I had very severe acne, my doctor prescribed me a drug called Roaccutan as a last resort, which allegedly drove at least 9 people into suicide. I was lucky enough to be able to control my suicidal thoughts and have myself admitted to open psychiatry. There I was prescribed lithium first. Then they experimented with different drugs from Trevilor to Zeldox or Atypical Neuroleptics like Sulpiride in small doses. But whenever the medications had helped for a few days, the effect simply stopped after certain times. And especially the hypomania was gone but the shit …… Depris were always there and I could not be happy anymore and always had something like a stone in the pit of my stomach. Until I found the combination myself with my doctor. The Seroquel helps me to protect myself in both directions. It helps me more against the exhausting hypo or partial mania. But it does not help enough against depression. That’s why I tried fluoxetine, and lo and behold, both medicines in combination have totally changed my life. When my doctor returned from the congress he said that for bipolar people it is the best combination right now to take these two medicines. At the beginning I had the lithium in addition to the seroquel and fluoxetine. I have asked my doctor to omit the exhausting lithium. He agreed and it came as it had to come. I became so manic that I became aggressive and turned on some people totally and turned off completely. When I was in the open two weeks, I was the seroquel increased by 50% and reduced the driving fluoxetine to a single dose. Since this hospitalization I have now the dose in the morning 100mg Seroquel and 20mg Fluoxetine. In the evening I take now 400mg Seroquel and that’s it. Since then, I feel something of normal as years no longer. I have no big weight gain from the Seroquel and then only between 2 and 4 kilograms. I was always tired and broken at the beginning with the treatment of Seroquel and did not get out of bed. This has changed with the dose increase. I can think clearer again and I can remember things again. So exactly the opposite what others are reporting here about the Seroquel. I have had the best experience with Seroquel and Fluoxetine. And if I have Parkinson’s in 20 years I do not care. Because then at least I was allowed to experience my good years in a normal and joyful way. I wish you all that it may be the same with you as with me. It took me almost 5 years to find the right medication.

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue
  18. Mamie M. Drake says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Was switched to fluoxetine about 5 months ago … The depression and anxiety have disappeared, I’m resilient and somehow nothing is close to me. I’m clear from the head, think faster and be more focused. But the side effects are sooo strong 🙁 Hunger is my constant companion … have gained 12 pounds, (most of the stomach) despite balanced nutrition and a lot of sports, I am totally desperate because I need only 4-5 hours of sleep and wake up from bloating and feeling of fullness.