Fluoxitine? Anyone take for PND?

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  1. bumpsmum

    bumpsmum Mummy to Matthew & Daniel

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    Hope no one minds me asking, recenly diagnosed with PND and prescribed Fluoxitine (Prozac), know to expect bad side effects first few weeks, but since yest I have had excrucisting pain in my lower right back (kidney area) I have been feeling nauseous and had the runs :blush: on and off last 3-4 days (even before taking the meds) but back pain only since taking the meds - wondering if this is muscle pain which is a side effect or more likely a kidney infection. Reluctant to drag baby down to GP if its just a side effect but I FEEL DOG ROUGH and feeling a little sorry for myself I suppose!

    Anyone care to share their experience of Prozac? x
     
  2. stephwiggy

    stephwiggy Well-Known Member

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    I was on it for a few weeks but it made me feel awefull !!

    But i popped to see doc and was give citilopram (spelling) and i tell you what it was a god send !!

    I would see the doc is i were you xx

    (((((hugs))))))
     
  3. bumpsmum

    bumpsmum Mummy to Matthew & Daniel

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    thanks, going to Dr in a bit - thought best to get it checked out as i had severe pre-eclampsia at the end of my preg a few months agoj ust incase it is a kidney thing.

    Hoping Dr will switch meds if side effects get too bad I have only had a few days on them so far and feel awful x
     
  4. Kiddo

    Kiddo Well-Known Member

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    I'd go to the doc for the back pain just in case it's not related to the meds.

    When I started taking prozac I felt rotten for the first couple of weeks from the side effects but I stuck with the tablets and they did work.
     
  5. Pessimistic

    Pessimistic Well-Known Member

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    I've taken 20mg fluoxetine for over a year now, through my pregnancy also. Not had a problem myself, but my friend who went on them did, sometimes the meds don't suit some people, you should maybe look at going back and trying a different one.
     
  6. bumpsmum

    bumpsmum Mummy to Matthew & Daniel

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    well back from Dr with a suspected kidney infection! given anti0biotics and as I only started to take the Prozac to hold off on them til end of next week as I already feel rough enough without them! Thanks girlies praying Matthew goes for a nap soon so I can, all he wants to go is play and gibber lol x
     
  7. augustbaby09

    augustbaby09 Well-Known Member

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    ive been on it before i fell pregnant and the only side effect i can remember was an acid feeling in my throat /chest after taking a tablet.It didnt happen everytime though.

    Hope your infection clears up xx
     
  8. 09babyboy

    09babyboy mammy to Alec!

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    iam on these not having any problems with them but did take a while to kick in
     

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