Suggest treatment for side effects of Fluoxetine
i need help to get out of the side effects of fluxintin/prozac
please assisit in getting out of this problems ?
Thank you very much for your direct question to my private service. I now consider you my private patient, and will do everything I can to be of help to you.
First, let me begin by saying that the side effects of Prozac are the worst for the first two weeks of use. After the first two weeks, the side effects in my experience disappear in most people, and the good and desired effects of the drug begin to kick in. However, these two weeks can certainly be a tough time, and I want to help you in any way I can to minimize these side effects.
Tell me, what are the side effects you are experiencing? We will work together to figure out a helpful solution.
i am experiencing numbness in my face as well as face is twitching
neck muscles are very tense and i have nausea
can you please suggest some treatment of this condition or what can i do to get out this situation
today--is my 10th day since i stopped taking those medicnes -prozac
any suggestion please ?
Let me address your symptoms point by point.
As I say above, the symptoms of starting or withdrawing from Prozac are worst in the first 2 weeks. The most common symptoms are those related to anxiety, as the serotonin system in your brain is adjusting to starting or stopping the medication. I will give you advice about how to deal with these symptoms, which should all resolve with time, in another 3-7 days.
#1 i am experiencing numbness in my face as well as face is twitching
This is a common manifestation of anxiety. Perioral numbness and facial fasciculations and best treated with breathing into a paper bag slowly and deeply. Try to rest - the more sleep you get, the more your muscles will be rejuvenated and heal.
#2 neck muscles are very tense
This too is a symptom of anxiety. Try pressing a warm washcloth against your neck muscles. Heat helps the muscles relax. If available, you can take a muscle relaxant such as Flexeril.
#3 I have nausea
GI side effects are common with all SSRIs including Prozac when starting or stopping. Nausea is common among these symptoms. Try to eat small frequent meals. Nausea can be combated by over the counter medications such as Maalox. Stay well hydrated with fluids, preferably with electrolytes, like Gatorade.
These are my suggestions for you. These tips should help you cope with the side effects while they take time to subside on their own.
My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States. For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, or individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private link: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
The User accepted the expert's answer
Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties
- Side effect on radioactive treatment
- Melacare side effect treatment suggested by doctor
- Side effects of fertility treatment
- Suggest treatment for lisinipril withdrawl side effects
- Driclor side effects treatment
- Suggest treatment for side effects caused by overdose of parecetamol
- Side effects of malaria treatment
- Suggest treatment for nicotine withdrawal side effects
- Suggest treatment to treat propofol side effects
- Side effects of melanocyl treatment