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Deebee

679d

We established that in ahdh but my doc gave me Fluoxetine… is that right?? she asked me if i trusted her to make the right decision and that was a weird question to me i was literally shaking and knocked my head bc wtf??? like will this help me at all???

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    • MorphingButterfly

      675d

      @GoldenFume I’m not sure if you are being sarcastic so I answered as if it was a question

    • E_belli

      679d

      I've read some studies on this and it is loosely prescribed off-label for some ADHD cases. It doesn't work as well as a stimulant, based on studies. And also in my experience but it does contribute a little bit to the stimulant. I'm not Prozac (for OCD/Anxiety/Depression) and Vyvanse (stimulant for ADHD. I am also on Welbutrin which is also an off-label antidepressant used for ADHD. I found more focus adding Prozac to the mix. But there is some research into its effectiveness too. It is not commonly prescribed for ADHD. But yes, it can be effective for some people. It will take 2-4 weeks to see an improvement for ADHD and 6-8 weeks for depression and anxiety. If you're not seeing a change in a month or so, it would probs be good to try something. I am not a doctor though! So your doc will know better but it's good to be open about it.

    • MorphingButterfly

      679d

      Hmm. Fluoxetine is generic for Prozac- an SSRI, often used for mood and anxiety disorders. Sometimes drugs are used off label- for example: I take blood pressure medications to try to help my insomnia. The first medication class that comes to mind for ADHD are stimulants. However, there are a lot of newer medications to the market that are not stimulants. Still concerned? Call your doctor and ask- openly communicate, or get a second opinion, or ask your pharmacist.

      • GoldenFume

        675d

        @MorphingButterfly wait we can talk to our pharmacists about medications???

        • MorphingButterfly

          675d

          @GoldenFume I’m not sure if you are being sarcastic so I answered as if it was a question

        • MorphingButterfly

          675d

          @GoldenFume yes! They didn’t go to school just to count pills.

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