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#1 zoozoo

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:20 AM

Hi, wondering if anyone has taken zyprexa and prozac together, and if
so what was your experience with it (also what dosages). I'm hesistant
to try them together so any input would be most helpful.  ;)

Thx
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 04:16 AM

I haven't tried them together, but it sounds like a hell of a combination for depression.  I tried prozac and risperidone, and that worked wonders.  I had to stop taking the prozac however and I went back to Zolofte which was not as good for me.  I am now on Effexor + seroquel.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 10:05 AM

Symbyax is a combination of Zyprexa and Prozac. It's indicated for bipolar depression. I took it and it didn't do anything for me, but I'm treatment-resistant.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:09 PM

I took symbyax for a little over a week and it started to make me manic. I'm bipolar, and really sensitive to SSRI's though. There wasn't enough zyprexa in the mix to totally squash mania. Anyway, I'm sure it has worked wonderfully for other people. YMMV
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 10:40 PM

I have been taking Symbyax (combo of 6 mg zyprexa and 25mg of prozac) for about 4 weeks. It knocked out my bipolar depression within a week. I feel much better on this med than I have ever felt. I could never take anti depressants either so I am amazed that I can take 25mg of prozac. Anyway, good luck. This works for me, although I am a little scared of the diabetes connection and weight gain. So far I have only gained a couple pounds.
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Hi, wondering if anyone has taken zyprexa and prozac together, and if
so what was your experience with it (also what dosages). I'm hesistant
to try them together so any input would be most helpful.  ;)

Thx
zoozoo

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 02:05 PM

It's just made me fat and numb. It worked at first, as I was down deep in the black hole but now, just fat and numb.

#7 kittydoesbanal

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 02:07 PM

The above was me. Grr.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:52 PM

Yes its certainly a common combo. Symbyax is a drug developed which has both prozac and zyprexa in the one pill.  Usually its better to take the two separately as you have wider dosage options.

In comparison, I am on paxil and seroquel, which is a similar combination.  I find it very useful.

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:36 AM

Thx everyone for their comments. I tried the prozac + zyprexa and it caused me to have anxiety issues, so pdoc switched me to prozac + celexa and that was 10x worse for anxiety, so stopped that as well. pdoc says no more SSRIs for me  ;)





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