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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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Will Fluoxetine help in borderline personality disorder and obsession?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 years old female. I suffer from borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, psychosis, anxiety, and obsessive thoughts for ten years. I am taking Olanzapine 10 mg for 68 days, Lamotrigine 200 mg for 101 days, and Fluoxetine 20 mg for 53 days. Now I am not depressed b...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a lot of questions, let me answer one by one. 1. Fluoxetine is good medicine for OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) and depression cases. 2. If this is the first time you are having the problem, you should take medicines for at least six months, if not then ...  Read Full »

Why is there no improvement in my depression and anxiety even after taking Fluoxetine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking tablet Fluoxetine for anxiety and depression for the past few weeks. But there is no improvement in my condition. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions, is your blood pressure maintained? Do you have any headaches? Are you having any palpitations or disturbed sleep at night after starting the tablet Fluoxetine (selective serotonin reuptake...  Read Full »

How to overcome my lustful feelings towards my mother?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. Since childhood, I have been a good son to my mother. However, since seven months, I have been feeling lustful when I see her, touch her, or sleep on her lap. Unknowingly, my penis is becoming large. I do not have any sexual feelings towards her. I have tried ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you out. You have an obsessive thought disorder. You should not stay alone with your mother or sleep with her on the same bed (you are an adult now) as it will increase your thoughts. It is fine to be attracted to a moth...  Read Full »

Why do I have depression despite increasing the Fluoxetine dose?

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently on 40 mg of Fluoxetine. For the past four days, I was put up from 30 mg to 40 mg as my 20 mg stopped working after three years. While on the 30 mg, my symptoms got better for a couple of weeks and then I went back down to where I was, in the beginning, feeling extremely d...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fluoxetine 20 mg OD is the usual dose prescribed in managing depression and anxiety. Sometimes Fluoxetine dose needs to be increased to 40 mg OD if the previous dose is no longer effective. You have been on 40 mg for the past four days. You may be aware that you need t...  Read Full »

My husband abuses me both physically and mentally. What is happening to him?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband abused me emotionally and physically for five years. He feels very low, sad and feels negative towards everything. He has self-pity. It happens for a few days to few weeks. After that, he starts having anger. Finding fault in everything especially in me. He has the habit of doi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your husband may have depression or anger outburst problem. If your husband is abusing any substance like alcohol or cannabis, it can also cause the above issues. Your husband needs face to face psychiatrist consultation. His symptoms can be controlled with medication and...  Read Full »

Can Trazodone cause serotonin syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I weaned off of 40 mg of Paroxetine very slowly but my sleep was impacted and as of two months, I have been suffering from extreme insomnia. I have gone back to medication and I am currently on 20 mg of Paroxetine and 10 mg of Fluoxetine, but my insomnia has continued. I was prescribed...  Read Full »

Dr. Akanksha Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Serotonin syndrome is an acute emergency case, rarely seen in common practice. At least not when you have already been taking 40 mg of Paroxetine for years. Also, Trazodone is a safer and better sleep-inducing agent when it comes to being used for sleep. As per my know...  Read Full »

I am stressed and demotivated. Can I continue taking Fluoxetine?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 34 years old and single. I am seeing a clinical psychologist once in the two months I was previously visiting. She told me she always prefers face-to-face sessions. She was not happy when I mentioned that I had discontinued the medication, Fludac 40 mg, as advised by one of the doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Based upon the information you have mentioned, it appears that you have some sort of a mood disorder, most likely a depressive disorder. Anhedonia, lack of interest, sadness, stress, lack of motivation, mood swings, etc., are symptoms o...  Read Full »

Can I take antidepressants along with multiple sclerosis medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had multiple sclerosis for five years. I have been taking Tysabri once a month from four years. Recently, I have been more depressed. My psychologist suggests that I take Prozac for my depression. Does Prozac interact with Tysabri? I have read online that it is risky. I am attac...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The study which you have mentioned is not a proper research study. The sample selection is random and there are many biases in this study. I could not find any specific study that discusses drug interactions between Tysabri (Natalizumab) and Prozac (Fluoxetine). But, o...  Read Full »

I feel good after taking anti-anxiety medications except for sleepiness. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 47-year-old male suffering from anxiety disorder and being treated for OCD specifically. I was prescribed Zoloft 100 mg (Sertraline) a year ago. But after three months, I transferred to Prozac 40 mg (Fluoxetine) together with Risperdal 0.5 mg (Risperidone). This has been going on for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunadh M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since your Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD symptoms are under control using a combination of Risperidone and Fluoxetine, it is not an excellent choice to change it. Fluoxetine usually causes insomnia rather than sleepiness, and it is often taken as a morning or after...  Read Full »

Is it good to take a break from depression treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three years, I have been taking antidepressants. I had Seroxat, Cipralex, Zoloft and Cymbalta after a doctor's prescription. But, I am still depressed. After reducing Cymbalta dose, my doctor advised me to start taking Prozac. I feel so tired with the side effects of those me...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have taken so many antidepressants and are not seeing improvement, then you can think of changing the drugs. In my opinion stopping all drugs would only worsen the symptoms. You do not see improvement with medicines, but the medicines are working though not comp...  Read Full »

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