Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is an antidepressant medication which belongs to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) group. It is used to treat depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic attacks.

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I am experiencing numbness from head to toe after taking Venlafaxine. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on 60 mg Nuzak for almost 10 years. When it stopped working, my psychiatrist suggested 150 mg Venlafaxine. I was only on it for about a month. When I started getting extreme night sweats and she suggested to stop it. I tapered it down for about a month when I lost almost all s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I request you to get the serum prolactin level checked from the nearby laboratory. The stoppage of periods in the 34 years of age along with paresthetic symptoms indicates something as complication of high dose of serotonergic drugs. Once this is done, then send rep...  Read Full »

Please suggest some ways to get cured of OCD, especially trichotillomania.

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know how to cure an OCD specifically Trichotillomania? Other than seeing a psychologist, are there any way of treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern about treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) without visiting a psychologist. First of all, I like to inform you that treatment of OCD depends on the severity of OCD. If you have severe or very severe OCD, then the t...  Read Full »

I am taking Lamictal for bipolar disorder and gained weight. What can be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I was on Prozac for a few months. I loved it, but I experienced hypomania once. So, my psychiatrist switched me to Lamictal for bipolar disorder. I have gained weight and gotten depressed. Why am I gaining weight with this medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatrist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you currently on Lamictal (Lamotrigine) alone or Lamictal plus Prozac (Fluoxetine)? Because, Prozac on long run can cause minor weight gain. Also, lack of physical activity during depression can cause weight gain. Simple changes in lifestyle like brisk morning walk an...  Read Full »

I suffer from severe anxiety and depression after my husband's death. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My current issues are depression and anxiety. Honestly, it all started when my husband passed on our son's 1st birthday. I have just let it build up and now I cannot control the way I feel. I cry over crazy things and I get mad over little things. I cannot sleep at night, because I have n...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for your loss. It is common to develop severe anxiety and depression after any significant loss in life. Prolonged grief results in development of depression. Please try to keep yourself busy. Spend time in outdoors with your son and this will help to reduce t...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from headaches and double vision.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having headache and double vision. My body is vibrating. I am feeling sad and could not concentrate on anything for the past 15 days. Since a few days, I feel like vomiting and heartburn after having food. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Persistent headache and double vision are symptoms which need further work-up. For other symptoms I can suggest medicines. I suggest you tablet Fluoxetine 10 mg at bedtime and continue for six weeks. This is for sad feeling and concentration problem. Tablet Paracetamol 65...  Read Full »

How to improve concentration in studies?

Query: Hi doctor, My 14 year old son cannot concentrate on studies and struggling in school. He is nervous and shaky, especially in school. He scored 65% overall and 85% in his favorite subjects. He reads a lot of story books. We went to a psychiatrist last year and he said that my son is suffering from a...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Considering his age, there are many possible reasons that could cause similar presentation. You have mentioned that he is performing well in some subjects, but poor in another. So, there is a possibility of a specific learning disorder. But,...  Read Full »

Why do I have the feelings of being judged?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried male. I have become extremely self-conscious and unproductive during the past one year. I do not feel sad, but I feel that I am not good enough. I have become reclusive and feel stupid. Initially, I was a very shy child. Then I become more confident and could ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feelings of being judged, self-consciousness, lack of confidence, etc., are the symptoms seen in depression. These symptoms are also seen commonly in social anxiety. SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Escitalopram, Fluoxetine, etc., can help to reduce ...  Read Full »

How can I overcome getting affected by thoughts of past bitter situations?

Query: Hello doctor, I have repeated thoughts of past bitter situations all the day for the past six months. I get easily upset and I start crying for unnecessary reasons. This is making my life hell and I have no peace at all. I am having a very poor concentration, not able to study. These thoughts a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from obsessive thought disorder with depression. You may have compulsion but you have not mentioned in your symptoms so it seems to be only an obsession. For example, having an obsession with contamination and compulsion of washing unnecessa...  Read Full »

Is my premature ejaculation a side effect of Lexapro?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing premature ejaculation ever since I stopped using Lexapro (Escitalopram). I am very worried about this as it is damaging my sex life and in turn my self-esteem and was wondering if this is a temporary side affect of stoping Lexapro and if so how long does it last?  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. But sexual side effects related to tablet Lexapro are decreased libido or delayed orgasm or erectile dysfunction. I would like to say that actually some of SSRI (Fluoxetine) group of medication are used as a treatment of premature eja...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some medicine to overcome depression ?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from depression and I have symptoms of OCD for the past ten years. I repeat my activities like reading the same line again and again being scared of missing something. I count each and every number and believe four is to be my lucky number and even while breathing I count...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The symptoms you have mentioned suggest OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). In more than 50% of patients, OCD depression is found to be comorbid. The symptoms like reading one line again and again and feelings that you might miss ...  Read Full »

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