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Lithium vs. Prozac for Bipolar Disorder

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Lithium

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Other Names: Lithium Citrate

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Other Names: Fluoxetine   Sarafem   Lovan   Prozac Weekly   Fontex
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 189,725 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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 ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By toobit
September 30, 2014
toobit wrote
Prozac and hyperventilation
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By Sickwithpain
May 3, 2014
Sickwithpain wrote
Prozac and pancreatitus ???
Flares not glares lol
Muncher  |  July 7, 2014
yes, I have ulcerative colitis, since stopping prozac.....I have no pain at all.....still have small glares but no pain! Life is soooo much better......now to get the doctor to believe me if I ever have to go back onto antidepressants
Muncher  |  July 7, 2014
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By patomime
April 15, 2014
patomime wrote
prozac itchy scalp
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By Kenze
February 25, 2014
Kenze wrote
On Flouxetine(Prozac) For Depression And Bad symptoms in 2-4 days of taking it.
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By sofia
October 24, 2013
sofia wrote
agresivness
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By Maria
September 8, 2013
Maria wrote
Throat on fire!
I have the same pain. Any suggestions?
Michelle  |  October 7, 2014
I have switched from zoloft to prozac 40mg. I've been on it for almost 2 months. Within the past several weeks there are night I get Terrible heartburn after I take the capsule. I thought it was food I have been eating but being that I have Never in my life had heartburn issues and reading about other people's reviews on prozac and heartburn I think it may be from pill. It is a burning sensation coming from center of chest as if I have food stuck there. I also feel like I need to belch but can'
October 4, 2014
I used prozac 1st in the 80s. Started having stomach and ephogus and throat burning. Was treated for GERD. No improvement. When I finally discontinued Prozac the burning slowly went away. Stopped GERD meds for a couple yrs. Went back on Prozac and the severe burning started again after several days. Have stopped Prozac ... burning stopped. Prozac helped my depression and II really want to take but just can't endure the burning. Even kept me awake at night. Oh, when I told drs about they
linda  |  June 5, 2014
I also experienced the same burning sensation, when I swalloed the flouxetine pill, and it lasted for over two hours. I drank hot tea and coffee I thought thathot liquid helped releive the burning that I felt in my throat.
Samantha  |  April 5, 2014
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By Carriegeo
September 8, 2013
Carriegeo wrote
Trich/prozac
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What patients are saying about Lithium + Prozac + Bipolar Disorder

1,241 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
has been the only one that has given him a normal life...
...polar suicidal. Avoid Prozac. Lituim is one on the best and works very ...many medication and lithium has been the only one that has given him a normal life, you would never know he has bi...
change. I was also put on Lithium a year before and Prozac...
...when I started Prozac. It actually started working for me within ...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...
of em' almost killed me...No side effects...
...med for my bi-polar. Took years ...take 200mg. Lamictal thats it a day (morning) I have been on Depakote,seroquel,prozac,lithium,etc...Some of em' almost killed me...No side effects,no lethargy,...
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...
Ugh. My lithium has a boatload of side effects but...
...6 weeks after starting Prozac, I was hospitalized ...for you.\" I just got the bipolar stuff under control, ...back where I started. Ugh. My lithium has a boatload of side effects but ...
ladder under schizo. I tried the ability and it didn't wo...
...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...
I am bipolar and take Lithium, Prozac and xanax and it...
...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 prevelant drug thats screws...
bi-polar but i take RaquelElnd lithium now i think though...
...bi-polar but i take RaquelElnd lithium now i think ...or another and prozac did not work for me at all. Everybody is differ...
Zyprexa, Abilify, Prozac, all with horrible side effects...
...Lexapro and Topamax. It seems at time I have no filter and cannot control what comes out of my mouth. and it gets me in trouble at work. Other than sedating myself into oblivion, which is an opt...
The lithium has helped to stabilize me, but I have...
...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 ...this is not helped by the Pr...
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