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Insomnia, bad breath, memory impairment, inability to control feelings, taking Fluoxetine regularly. Side effects?

I m trying to decide if fluoxetine 20mg daily is causing some of my problems. I have been taking these for a year now. Apart from the fact they are not working very efficiently anymore (manage to feel butterflies again!) I have got worsening insomnia , bad breath and memory impairement, also feeling quite jittery and strangely exiteable and talk too fast when I m trying to express myself? Any thoughts on this? Thanks.
Asked On : Mon, 19 Mar 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
fluoxetine is an antidepressant commonly used for depression ,obsessive compulsive disorder and recently in treatment of polio (antiviral )
now its side effects include AKATHISIA that is inner tension ,restlessness and inability to stay still ,often accompanied by constant pacing ,purposeless movement of the feet and legs and marked anxiety
sowhat i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your psychatarist and have an examination done and regulate the dosesi
in the mean while i would also suggest the following
1.stay calm ,dont take stress regular exercise or brisk walking for atleast half an hour a day
3.take a lot of fluids such as fruit juice or lime water
as far for bad breath you can pay a visit to local dentist and have yout scaling done and maintain proper oral hygiene by
1.lukewarm saline rinse 3-4 times daily
2.antiseptic mouthwash after breakfast
3.brushing your teeth before you go to sleep after dinner
hope that helps
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bad breath can be due to poor oral hygiene, stress, plague and calculus deposition, tongue deposists.
I would suggest you to visit to the Dentist and get the checkup done go for complete mouth scaling and polishing, if there are any carious teeth get it filled.
Avoid anxiety and stress, consult to a Physician and get the checkup done.
Take complete balanced diet, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
Take antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out,

Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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  User's Response

Dear Tricia,

thank you for the inquiry through HCM

There are wonder remedial measures with ayurveda medicines for your problems.

where are you located?

You need to under go ayurveda therapies to controll the stress and anxiety.

try the following medicines:

1.drakshadi kashayam tablets 2-02-2 before food

2.cap.perment 1-0-2 after food

3.ksheerabala thailam -appli for 20mts to head before shower

get back to me after one month
Answered: Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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