Prozac and twitching
Posted 17 October 2005 - 01:04 PM
I was put up to 60mg of prozac a couple of months ago and have developed muscle twitches ever since. They started jsut in my legs but are now in my hands and other parts of my body (but not my face, thankfully). I'm worried. Has anyone else had this reaction and if not, what shoudl i do about it? I wasn't so concerned when it was jsut in my legs but I am a violinist and pianist so I CAN'T have it affecting my hands.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 03:27 PM
Posted 17 October 2005 - 03:32 PM
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:55 PM
Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:52 PM
dysthymia, ADD (mostly inattentive)
(dysthymia well treated, ADD not so much)
dexedrine 5mg three times/day, sorta
back on Prozac, alternating 5 and 7.5mg/day
150mg bupropion sr (generic Welbutrin) daily
clonidine for sleep, I forget how much
various heart/bp/cholesterol meds
Posted 20 October 2005 - 06:58 PM
And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
No one can find the rewind button, girl.
So cradle your head in your hands
And breathe... just breathe,
Oh breathe, just breathe
Posted 20 October 2005 - 08:31 PM
Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:57 PM
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Remission of SSRI-induced akathisia after switch to nefazodone. (2001)]
Acute paroxysmal dystonia induced by fluoxetine. (2001)
Myoclonus secondary to the concurrent use of trazodone and fluoxetine. (2001)
Choreiform dyskinesia with acute onset and protracted course following fluoxetine treatment. (1999)
Extrapyramidal adverse effects associated with sertraline. (1998)
Existing brain condition may predispose to SSRI-induced extrapyramidal symptoms. (1997)
[Fluoxetine, akathisia and suicide] (1997)
Dyskinesia with fluoxetine: tardive or late-onset persistent, acute norfluoxetine dyskinesia? (1997)
Let me know if you want more.
Edited by StrungOutOnLife, 24 October 2005 - 09:57 PM.
--Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
Anyone who expects you to "snap out of it" is essentially asking you to perform your own brain surgery via telekinesis.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:03 PM
I've reduced the prozac doose to 40mg from 60mg and most of the twitching has gone away. ther's still alittle in my legs but it has stopped in my hands which were the main concern (writing on the whiteboard for teaching and playing the violin).
am still concerned about long term effects of being on Prozac (10 years now) but that's anohter story...