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hey prozac - January 31st 2009, 01:59 PM

My doctor just got me started on prozac. I was just wondering if it was physically addictive at all... I don't feel the need for it, I've only taken one pill but I was just curious, and are there any other common side effects I could have on this? Like I read all the information on the paper they gave me with my prescription. Just I'd like to know more about how it's supposed to affect me. I was prescribed it for anxiety, depression, ocd, and bulimia. but I don't understand how it would help with my ED. Just some information please?


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Re: hey prozac - January 31st 2009, 02:20 PM

Im on prozac for god knows what. Im not sure that its physcially addictive, but the side effects differ from person to person. I cant tell you wat side effects your going to have, if you want more info, try googling prozac.


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Re: hey prozac - January 31st 2009, 02:25 PM

Prozac is an anti-depressant, right?

Okay. So normally anti-depressants are what are called SSRIs, which basically means they block receptors in the brain causing depression/anxiety/what have you.
Which means that they're not addictive! Or...they shouldn't be. If they are, I think you're cutting into something called the Placebo Effect in which it is psychologically addicting and not physically. Ask your doctor to be sure though, variations from person to person etc. There's my disclaimer. x
I know this because I'm on Lexapro, which is also an SSRI/anti-depressant. PM if you have any questions, let me get a website for Prozac and information on SSRIs for you:

Prozac information: http://www.drugs.com/prozac.html (Side-effects, general information etc) I think maybe it could help with your ED because it will make you less anxious, and these things accumulate so...lessening it would help I imagine.

What an SSRI is: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ssris/MH00066


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Re: hey prozac - February 1st 2009, 11:11 AM

Actually, if you do stop it suddenly, you WILL have withdrawal effects. I don't know whether that qualifies as physically addictive or not, but I'll link you to my source.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssri_withdrawal

I know its wiki, but its generally a good source for these kind of things..




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Re: hey prozac - February 2nd 2009, 07:11 PM

while it is physically addictive it isn't mentally addictive. Since you don't really get a "high" off of it I highly doubt you'd abuse it. If you have concerns you should talk to your doc. as for side effects here is a list of side effects listed on their website:

Body as a Whole — Frequent: chest pain, chills; Infrequent: chills and fever, face edema,
intentional overdose, malaise, pelvic pain, suicide attempt; Rare: acute abdominal syndrome,
hypothermia, intentional injury, neuroleptic malignant syndrome1, photosensitivity reaction.
Cardiovascular System — Frequent: hemorrhage, hypertension, palpitation; Infrequent:
angina pectoris, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, hypotension, migraine, myocardial infarct,
postural hypotension, syncope, tachycardia, vascular headache; Rare: atrial fibrillation,
bradycardia, cerebral embolism, cerebral ischemia, cerebrovascular accident, extrasystoles, heart
arrest, heart block, pallor, peripheral vascular disorder, phlebitis, shock, thrombophlebitis,
thrombosis, vasospasm, ventricular arrhythmia, ventricular extrasystoles, ventricular fibrillation.
Digestive System — Frequent: increased appetite, nausea and vomiting; Infrequent: aphthous
stomatitis, cholelithiasis, colitis, dysphagia, eructation, esophagitis, gastritis, gastroenteritis,
glossitis, gum hemorrhage, hyperchlorhydria, increased salivation, liver function tests abnormal,
melena, mouth ulceration, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, stomach ulcer, stomatitis, thirst; Rare:
biliary pain, bloody diarrhea, cholecystitis, duodenal ulcer, enteritis, esophageal ulcer, fecal
incontinence, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hematemesis, hemorrhage of colon, hepatitis,
intestinal obstruction, liver fatty deposit, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer, rectal hemorrhage, salivary
gland enlargement, stomach ulcer hemorrhage, tongue edema.
Endocrine System — Infrequent: hypothyroidism; Rare: diabetic acidosis, diabetes mellitus.
Hemic and Lymphatic System — Infrequent: anemia, ecchymosis; Rare: blood dyscrasia,
hypochromic anemia, leukopenia, lymphedema, lymphocytosis, petechia, purpura,
thrombocythemia, thrombocytopenia.
Metabolic and Nutritional — Frequent: weight gain; Infrequent: dehydration, generalized
edema, gout, hypercholesteremia, hyperlipemia, hypokalemia, peripheral edema; Rare: alcohol
intolerance, alkaline phosphatase increased, BUN increased, creatine phosphokinase increased,
hyperkalemia, hyperuricemia, hypocalcemia, iron deficiency anemia, SGPT increased.
Musculoskeletal System — Infrequent: arthritis, bone pain, bursitis, leg cramps,
tenosynovitis; Rare: arthrosis, chondrodystrophy, myasthenia, myopathy, myositis,
osteomyelitis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis.
Nervous System — Frequent: agitation, amnesia, confusion, emotional lability, sleep
disorder; Infrequent: abnormal gait, acute brain syndrome, akathisia, apathy, ataxia, buccoglossal
syndrome, CNS depression, CNS stimulation, depersonalization, euphoria, hallucinations,
hostility, hyperkinesia, hypertonia, hypesthesia, incoordination, libido increased, myoclonus,
neuralgia, neuropathy, neurosis, paranoid reaction, personality disorder2, psychosis, vertigo;
Rare: abnormal electroencephalogram, antisocial reaction, circumoral paresthesia, coma,
delusions, dysarthria, dystonia, extrapyramidal syndrome, foot drop, hyperesthesia, neuritis,
paralysis, reflexes decreased, reflexes increased, stupor.
Respiratory System — Infrequent: asthma, epistaxis, hiccup, hyperventilation; Rare: apnea,
atelectasis, cough decreased, emphysema, hemoptysis, hypoventilation, hypoxia, larynx edema,
lung edema, pneumothorax, stridor.
Skin and Appendages — Infrequent: acne, alopecia, contact dermatitis, eczema,
maculopapular rash, skin discoloration, skin ulcer, vesiculobullous rash; Rare: furunculosis,
herpes zoster, hirsutism, petechial rash, psoriasis, purpuric rash, pustular rash, seborrhea.
Special Senses — Frequent: ear pain, taste perversion, tinnitus; Infrequent: conjunctivitis, dry
eyes, mydriasis, photophobia; Rare: blepharitis, deafness, diplopia, exophthalmos, eye
hemorrhage, glaucoma, hyperacusis, iritis, parosmia, scleritis, strabismus, taste loss, visual field
defect.
Urogenital System — Frequent: urinary frequency; Infrequent: abortion3, albuminuria,
amenorrhea3, anorgasmia, breast enlargement, breast pain, cystitis, dysuria, female lactation3,
fibrocystic breast3, hematuria, leukorrhea3, menorrhagia3, metrorrhagia3, nocturia, polyuria,
urinary incontinence, urinary retention, urinary urgency, vaginal hemorrhage3; Rare: breast
engorgement, glycosuria, hypomenorrhea3, kidney pain, oliguria, priapism3, uterine
hemorrhage3, uterine fibroids enlarged3.
1
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is the COSTART term which best captures serotonin syndrome.
2
Personality disorder is the COSTART term for designating nonaggressive objectionable behavior.
3
Adjusted for gender.

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Re: hey prozac - February 2nd 2009, 07:14 PM

A withdrawl is your body healing itself from a routine that causes problems for your body. So it would be a physical addiction, if the drug that you take will give you withdrawls once you stop it. Psychological is if you think or want it to be addictive. But yeah, wikipedia is the best(liberal) information on the net.
   
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