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Bipolar disorder or bipolar Affect (psychology) disorder, historically known as manic–depressive disorder, is a Classific...
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Lithium vs Prozac for Bipolar Disorder

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Other name: Lithium Citrate (Lithium Citrate)
Other name: Fluoxetine HCl (Fluoxetine HCl)
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Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. In combination with olanzapine ...
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Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. In combination with olanzapine ...
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taking lithium, trazedone, Prozac. Bipolar symptoms...
" ...mention in earlier message: I am bipolar, taking lithium, trazedone, Prozac. Bipolar symptoms ...I hit menopause and I felt increasingly irritable, angry and depressed. Prozac has helped,... "

change. I was also put on Lithium a year before and Prozac...
" ...effects when I started Prozac. It actually started working for me within 48 ...change. I was also put on Lithium a year before and Prozac replaced an AD I had been taking with no success. I am Bipolar. If... "

Lithium--which are working great, but I'm wondering, maybe...
" ...I'm going to do that, definately. I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder & I'm currently on Prozac & Lithium--which are working great, but I'm wondering, maybe I have totally messed up hormones... "

h. My lithium has a boatload of side effects but no o...
" ...teens. 6 weeks after starting Prozac, I was hospitalized for ...wrong for you.\" I just got the bipolar stuff under control, I'm ...back where I started. Ugh. My lithium has a boatload of side... "

ladder under schizo. I tried the ability and it didn't wo...
" ...it tho til 1991. I take Prozac, lithium, and vitriol. it is the next disease on the ladder under schizo. I tried the ability and it didn't work for me. lithium works the best for me. you may need... "

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bipolar and take Lithium, Prozac and xanax and it hamp...
" ...question for the group. I am bipolar and take Lithium, Prozac and xanax and it hampers my erection and or ejucation sometimes. Do any of you suffer from the same ? Prozac seems to be the mor... "

bi-polar but i take RaquelElnd lithium now i think though...
" ...am bi-polar but i take RaquelElnd lithium now i think though ...time or another and prozac did not work for me at all. Everybody is... "

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yprexa, Abilify, Prozac, all with horrible side effects....
" ...manic mouth. I am diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety issues. (hereditary) I take Lexapro and Topamax. It seems at time I have no filter and cannot control what comes out of my mouth. and it gets... "

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The lithium has helped to stabilize me, but I have...
" ...for chronic dysthymia? I'm bipolar II and have tried numerous med combinations. Currently I take Eskalith and Prozac 20mg/day. The lithium has helped to stabilize me, but I have been ...years and this... "

t Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) after a year on lithium and a mo...
" ...am new and got Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) after a year on lithium and a month on prozac. Now I have my RA under control with minocycline and voltaren generic but I cannot take any meds for the... "

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