User Reviews for Fluoxetine

Also known as: Prozac, Prozac Weekly, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra

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Review by Tiger beck (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Depression: I have bipolar and was put on 750mg of Depokote and 5mg of olanzapine, I later started suffering from depression so my psychiatrist put me on fluoxetine. All I can say is this medicine saved my life, I cannot believe the difference, I am a much happier person. I tried taking fluoxetine without olanzapine and couldn't sleep so went back on olanzipine at a low dose.

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December 20, 2014 1:17 PM

Review by eh11111:

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Depression: On 10 mg I stopped blushing, thought I became social. It helped for social anxiety even though I was taking it for depression. I don't know though, because I had panic attacks, muscle stiffness (dislocated my shoulder), was manic, heard vioces on 20mg. 20mg was extremely intense, blew my anxiety way up. Very scary.

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December 20, 2014 5:24 AM

Review by Rose1379873:

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1.0

For Depression: Didn't work at all, found it only made me feel worse.

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November 29, 2014 5:18 AM

Review by ljj2014:

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10

For Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Was prescribed fluoxetine and have been taking for about 6 months. Was prescribed this for my perimenopause moodiness. Everyone was getting on my nerves I just wanted to scream every time one of my co-workers asked me a simple question. This has been life changing for me, things don't bother me like they did before. I wish I would have told my Gyn about my moodiness with PMS would have been nice to take this for that.

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November 26, 2014 12:03 AM

Review by Savedme:

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10

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Anxiety and Stress: I have had 0 panic attacks all my life until last Oct when I got my 1st one which I called 911. 2 days later I had another one in which I was taken to the ER and given Ativan they said due to panic attack/anxiety. Scared me both times felt like I was dying. The nurse said she took Lexapro so I asked my doc to let me try that one first since the nurse had great luck, but I didn't like it! My coworker told me she takes Prozac so I switched meds to try it and WOW, not anxious like I want to pass out at the grocery store or in the middle of a packed restaurant! I have been taking 20mg and my doc said since I had such success he wants me on 40mg. This medication Prozac has let me live life again and not feel like I'm going to pass out in public.

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November 17, 2014 9:08 PM

Review by Lorenzo P:

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9.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Depression: In 1995, I was miserable for no particular reason and was diagnosed with depression and prescribed Prozac. Great life, depression in check. In 2013, I weened myself off it because I didn't think I needed it anymore. As luck would have it, I hit a period of challenging events in life that they brain interpreted as trauma. To cope, I began drinking a little which evolved into daily. I concluded that I had gone off Prozac, decreased self control and created a personal crisis. I'm back on Prozac and my moods have leveled off and I so far have the ability to abstain. I won't go off it again.

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November 14, 2014 6:32 PM

Review by Male 47:

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8.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Depression: I started on 20 mg of Prozac for GAD. The first two weeks have been hell - insomnia, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and anxiety. The side effects seem to be subsiding. Now more balanced than before.

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November 9, 2014 2:18 PM

Review by jp. (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Anxiety and Stress: It worked great for me.. but towards the end put on 10 pounds.. but it really kept my mind positive and stable.

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November 5, 2014 11:07 AM

Review by gigismom74:

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10

For Anxiety and Stress: I had Post Partum Depression after my baby was born and ignored it thinking it would go away..after 18 months..it blew up in my face. I had severe panic attacks was constantly in a state of fear and vertigo. I could not sit still. I would dry heave every morning or before I had to go anywhere, severe social anxiety, severe hypochondria. I would spend hours looking up a disease I thought I had at a specific time. I would cry at the drop of a hat. Xanax was helping but maybe for an hour a day. I had huge outbursts of anger. I would keep thinking negative thoughts..thought that I could not live any longer like this. I was reluctant to take it at first but then said...I can't feel any worse. I've been on it since Aug 8th 2014.

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November 2, 2014 6:30 PM

Review by Js94 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Major Depressive Disorder: works

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November 2, 2014 9:38 AM

Review by jonathon1990:

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10

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Major Depressive Disorder: I treated my major depression with any type of narcotics or benzos. I was so depressed just wanted to die. But I found Prozac. Now loving life clean sober and happy. Please try this medication. 40 mg 1xday. Free at local health department

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November 1, 2014 6:38 PM

Review by CamiK:

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6.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Depression: I've been taking fluoxetine for 6 months now. I started taking at night after my first day due to drowsiness. I wake up periodically through out the night. My dr says it's not the medicine. But it has to be. I haven't had a good nights sleep in months! & I've always loved to sleep. The medicine works awesome though

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November 1, 2014 4:46 PM

Review by wer2:

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10

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Major Depressive Disorder: The best SSRI, beat depression, anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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October 24, 2014 1:15 AM

Review by luv1977 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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9.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Depression: I suffered horribly with post partum depression and severe anxiety for 2 years after the birth. Felt so terrible. All the time, felt like I couldn't do anything. Everything overwhelmed me. Tried Prozac and didn't notice a difference for 2 weeks, then slowly started feeling calmer and could somewhat focus on tasks and errands. I started supplements, vitamin D3 and fish oil. Felt more relief with this combination of Prozac and supplements. Noticed a lift of mood and sleep was once again welcomed instead of torture. I had severe insomnia during my Depression. All I can say is I've been on this combination for 5 almost 6 years and felt much better. My heart goes out to anyone suffering from this illness.

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October 23, 2014 9:29 PM

Review by Raya1128:

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9.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Saved my life.

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October 22, 2014 4:38 PM

Review by LoveMiami:

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10

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Depression: I'm on week one and I feel a difference already. Been depressed for years on and off. Finally felt strong enough to share my story with someone and was diagnosed severe depression. I always thought the way out of depression is to fix was is bothering you and everything will be fine. 6 Years later, I missed out on fun, laughter and family. Won't let time fly by anymore. I hope I continue to want to go outside, meet people and lose weight. I will keep you posted.

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October 20, 2014 10:52 PM

Review by liked prozac (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Anxiety and Stress: I have been on Prozac for approx 25 years. Whenever I try to get off of it I never feel as good as I do when I take it. I recommend this medicine to treat depression, anxiety, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder and stress.

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October 13, 2014 4:46 PM

Review by delarla123:

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7.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Anxiety and Stress: I feel good...not great...but better than before. I can't lose weight and I am on 40mg.

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October 10, 2014 1:23 AM

Review by Dave UK:

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1.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Depression: I've been taking this now for about six weeks. At first it worked well, but for the last two weeks it seems to have stopped working. I've been taking ten tablets a day for the last 6 days, that's 200mg daily, of fluoxetine and it does nothing. I'm going to call my doctor and ask to try something else.

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October 5, 2014 11:30 AM

Review by nurseminnie:

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10

For Bulimia: I have taken Prozac for depression intermittently for a few years it has taken me until tonight to realise that when I have gone for a few weeks without taking it is the times when I binge eat the most. Also I have been taking it a various different times of the day. Tonight I took it at 11.00pm and slept until 3.00am reading these articles on this and other pages has made me realise where I have gone wrong. So now is the time to put things right again. I feel so much happier just knowing what I know now.

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October 3, 2014 11:07 PM

Review by onalevel (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Anxiety and Stress: I was prescribed fluoxetine for anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder about a year ago but I stopped it for around three months and went back on it around six weeks ago. I also tried citalopram but I didn't like them. I've also had treatment but I have to say fluoxetine has beaten it all, I've never been so mentally free, it feels surreal and seems too good to be true. I haven't been sleeping well and I was sweating a hell of a lot at first.

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October 3, 2014 10:51 AM

Review by Cristina908:

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8.0

For Anxiety and Stress: I have been taking this for a month now. I am taking Fluoxetine 10 mg for depression and anxiety. I am 20 years old. I have had anxiety and been having panic attacks for years. Recently, it's gotten worse and I gathered the courage to go to a Dr. He prescribed this medication for 3 months. I started feeling the effects about 2 1/2 weeks in. The daily pangs of anxiety are gone, and I feel so much better already. I am so glad I went to the Dr. and so thankful for this medication. I can describe the feeling as normal, and relieved. The side effects I have experienced have been headache while taking it on an empty stomach. Besides that, I have absolutely no complaints.

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September 30, 2014 11:26 PM

Review by Dr jeckle (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: I went from 20mg to 60mg and felt tip top. It curbed my obsessive compulsive disorder and it no longer ruled my life completely. Unfortunately I was feeling that good I started drinking, TO OFTEN, which stopped the medication working. I then convinced myself it would no longer work even though I stopped drinking. I then went onto citalopram, which did nothing for me at all. I then missed a docs appointment and then decided I would get through it all without tablets. I was ok for a while until the anxiety, OCD started to bully me again, I was a nightmare to live with, countless arguments with my missus, I couldn't handle anything shouting, screaming at my children. I'm back on fluoxedtine now, and really regret coming off it like I did.

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September 28, 2014 1:24 PM

Review by aem0020 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Anxiety and Stress: Prozac worked wonders for my anxiety and mild depression. I always struggled with PMS-related anxiety, but after some big life changes, morning anxiety was more and more frequent and my motivation and drive to accomplish anything was low. I didn't want to get out of bed, even though nothing was wrong with my life. I just had an overarching feeling of hopelessness. Went to the doctor and she prescribed 20mg. Had bad nausea the first two weeks, then it went away, but I was still struggling with anxiety some mornings. She bumped me up to 40mg, and although it's only been a few days, I can totally tell a difference. I'm more motivated, happy and content. No anxiety. No nausea. Grateful for this med. I feel good for the first time in awhile.

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September 23, 2014 4:34 PM

Review by spinelessplague:

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7.0

Prozac (fluoxetine) for Anxiety and Stress: I have been an anxiety/depression patient for 5 years now. Have taken all kinds of medicines have had stints of quitting only to fall back on the meds, went medication free for 3 full months before symptoms began to show again. can honestly say that FOR ME Prozac has allowed me to live life. At my worst I wasn't even able to go in a store even if it was only for one item. Now I can take my kids grocery shopping with no issues. Like I said FOR ME this has worked.

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