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Getting hot flashes, on Prozac, feel better when off pills. What could be the options ?

Hi I m A 22 Year Old Male On Prozac 20 Mg Once A Night For A GAD Now Getn Hot Flashes I Was Wondering If It Could Be The Meds So I Stoped For 2Days & Felt Fine My Previous Psychiatrist Said I Was On The Pills Before Which I Was But Also Taking A Acid Reflux Pill So I Took A Pill Lastnight (Prozac) Without The Reflux Pill & Woke Up With A Hot Flash Im Confused & Dont Kno What To Do What Would Be My Options?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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welcome to Healthcare Magic.

Prozac contain Fluoxetine which is used for anxiety and depression.
Anxiety disorders can manifest not only with psychological symptoms but with a variety of physical symptoms also like: hot and cold sensations, palpitation, IBS and increase acidity etc like in your case.

Fluoxetine belong to SSRIs group of medicine. If you are not tolerating it, then other medicines like paroxetine, escitalopram or mirtaz will be helpful, which can be taken under psychiatrist supervision.

Wish you good health and all the best.

Dr Ashish Kumar Mittal
Answered: Sat, 7 Sep 2013
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