Reviews and ratings for fluoxetine when used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. 6 reviews submitted.
Unfortunay, can't wait the "few weeks" to insomnia disappear, or my pain will get worse. "Horrible insomnia, even with diazepam and zolpidem. I took escitalopram before for five weeks, and the insomnia didn't abate".
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Prozac (fluoxetine): "I have been taking Prozac for over 10 years and I truly believe that I would not be here today if it were not for Prozac.".
Also known as: Prozac, Prozac Weekly, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Selfemra.
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One study13 found that while 25 mg of amitriptyline (Elavil) or 20 mg of fluoxetine (Prozac) reduced the symptoms of fibromyalgia, the combination of the two was twice as effective as either agent taken alone. The dosages used are somewhat lower than those needed to treat depression.
19 Patients requiring intermittent relief from pain may be given appropriate dosages of oral narcotic analgesics combined with acetaminophen. Controlled clinical trials demonstrate COAT to be safe and effective in patients with pain that is not related to cancer. Chronic Opioid Analgesic Therapy (COAT). Patients receiving COAT should be informed of the possibility of dependence and should be monitored regularly. 20. Those patients needing ongoing pain relief may be prescribed controlled-release oxycodone (Roxicodone) or morphine sulfate (Duramorph).
My doctor wants me to take 10mg of Prozac twice a day. If I take just one a. I see that Prozac is used off label for Fibromyalgia pain and sleep. I am looking for.
I would not go there, suggest looking at diet, and exercise, perhaps a psych etc as depression also makes you tired.
Does anyone know how effective Prozac is after taking for over 25 years? My physician has no idea and this was not comforting. I tried Effexor, Pristine, cymbalta, citalopram, every ADHD medication.over three years.and I am back on Prozac I feel a bit flat, less emotional but better.
Yes, it helps me alot!! I can l if I miss it.
How does prozac affect vision......changes??? And why.
I am looking for alternatives to Cymbalta after taking it for two years and experiencing no pain relief, and some unpleasant side effects.
ABSTRACT: Pain is the hallmark of fibromyalgia, which has sparked the. Off-label therapies, including amitriptyline, fluoxetine, gabapentin.
Off-label therapies, including amitriptyline, fluoxetine, gabapentin, cyclobenzaprine, and tramadol, have been shown to reduce patients’ fibromyalgia pain.1,2,5 In evaluations of two different dosages of amitriptyline, 25 mg improved patients’ pain, sleep disturbance, and fatigue, but the effectiveness of the 50-mg dosage was comparable to that of placebo, probably owing to high rates of adverse reactions.1,2 Adverse reactions in patients taking amitriptyline included dry mouth, somnolence, gastrointestinal disturbances, and weight gain.1,2 Cyclobenzaprine, which is similar in structure to TCAs, has been found helpful in fibromyalgia patients; 10 to 30 mg daily produced improvements in sleep and pain, but not in fatigue or tender-point pain.1,2 Gabapentin is similar to pregabalin, but limited studies have been done on its benefits for fibromyalgia.1,2 Dosages of 1,200 to 2,400 mg daily have resulted in a reduction in pain severity.1,2 Fluoxetine (SSRI) dosages of 10 mg to 80 mg daily have produced reductions in pain, depression, fatigue, and overall symptoms.1,2 A lower dosage was less effective, but its use in combination with other medications, such as amitriptyline, or with complementary/alternative methods, such as acupuncture, has provided relief.1 Finally, tramadol is a weak mu-opioid receptor agonist and weak serotonin and norepinephrine antagonist that has resulted in relief of fibromyalgia pain.1 Tramadol can be paired with acetaminophen to reduce pain even further.1.
Pregabalin has effects on the release of glutamate, norepinephrine, and substance P that may contribute to the reduction of pain in patients with fibromyalgia.2 Pregabalin should be initiated at a dosage of 75 mg twice daily and titrated up to a target of 225 mg twice daily, depending on the patient’s creatinine clearance.
Fibromyalgia is a common musculoskeletal disorder, characterized by. s  randomized controlled trial of amitriptyline and/or fluoxetine did.
Studies looking at the effects of the selective serotonin re‐uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants have been largely disappointing. In an open study of 23 patients taking fluoxetine there was no benefit in pain scores or tender point scores.