Prozak.....Does it help with anxiety and dizziness ?

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My psychiatrist wants to wean me off zoloft and start taking prozak cause I told her I haven't had any anxiety attacks but still deal with everyday dizziness. Any experiences with this medication would help....Thanks in advance.

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    Hi

    I don't have any experience with prozak.  I read your post in regards to dizziness and was curious what type you have.  I have had dizziness for 9 months, its everyday and various on how bad it is.  But i have when i'm sitting, laying down, standing, my GP said it was anxiety so did my neurologist, but upon going to the ENT he did testing and said I have vestibular dysfunction in my ears.  So i'm going to start rehab for it.  I know anxiety makes it much worse.  Could you tell me anything about your dizziness.

    I am sorry I couldn't help with the prozak, I took it once for about 6 days and became suicidal so I'm not allowed to take it again.  I have tried a few anti depressants and had bad results.

    I hope you feel better soon tho.

     

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      Hello patty. Its OK that you don't know anything about prozak just was trying to get some feedback. I have had dizziness for about 2 years and varies day by day. The dizziness is there when I walk, sit, stand and lay down . I have seen an ENT Dr and he said all I had was hearing loss in both ears but that my vestibular function was normal and have also seen a neurologist and did a brain MRI which was also normal so idk what's going on. I have an appt on April 15 to see an otolaryngologist which can do further testing cause everything I Google with my symptoms comes back to my ears so want to get a second opinion. My psychiatrist says its anxiety but don't see how that can make you dizzy like that everyday.

      Hope to hear from you soon.

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      Hi Michele

      Isn't it odd how everyone says anxiety.  I have had GAD since 1999, it comes in waves, I haven't ot it since 2010 and then I got hit with this vertigo and it was off and running.  I can't seem to get past it, a tiny bit of dizziness and the anxiety is set for hours, days, weeks.  I know the ENT has told me its my inner ear, but goodness how can it continue all day some days every day.  I understand what you mean by how can anxiety cause so much.  I have had and have so many symptoms that its no wonder we question, is it something else?  My symptoms move around to, so that of course worries me, but I try very hard not to pay much attention.  Its the dizziness that has its grip on me right now and has for 9 long months. I am going to a new chiropractor today to have my neck checked, since when its tight and my upper shoulders are tight i get dizzy also, and i have headaches with it.  I had a head cat scan done about 2-3 months ago and it was clear, so at  least i have that.  But my neurologish and GP both say anxiety, only my endocrinologist and ENT say not just anxiety. 

      I know its enough to make you crazy, at least it is for me.  I had a couple of bad days last week on friday and saturday, with just nonstop dizziness so I finally had to take a xanax to get thru it.  I have alot of doc appts this week so I think my anxiety is up right now, because I worry so much about health stuff.  

      Do you have other symptoms besides dizziness?  Are you feeling the prozac yet?  I hope it works for you and you feel better.

      Let me know how things are going.

      Patty

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      Yeah I think its very odd that everyone says anxiety....I mean I know anxiety has a lot of symptoms but its not fair to blame it all on anxiety .....I believe it is my ears that's causing all this but have been to an ENT Dr who said all was normal that's why I am going to see a specialist and do better testing....

      I have dizziness everyday when walking, standing and sitting, blurred vision and sometimes headaches but dizziness is my main symptom....

      I start taking the prozak tomorrow when my husband gets off work and goes to pharmacy and gets it so will see how that makes me feel. My psychiatrist thinks the prozak will take away my dizziness but I don't think it will....

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      I hope that is helps.  I would not wish this dizziness on anyone.  

      Do you find when you not having it, suddenly you will feel it and then the anxiety just hits and the dizziness gets worse and you feel like your moving all over the place?  I feel like i'm on a boat all the time.  Its really exhausting.

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      Yes that is exactly how I feel patty....and when I get tried to explain that to people they acted like they didn't believe me...my husband is the only one that does and he supports me 100%....I hope when I go see a otolaryngologist next month that I can finally get to the bottom of where this dizziness is coming from and if not then I guess it is something that I will always have and may never know what's causing it...

      Hope all is well with you...

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    I started Prozac in 1991 and am still on it. I'd like to get off tbh, but Id say it does work for me to a degree. Everyone is different however. I don't know how it deals with dizziness. Be sure maybe to go to an ENT first to see if there's anything wrong maybe in your eustatian tubes (which I have) or any infection there.
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      Thanks phix for the feedback....I m starting prozak today and just weaned off Zoloft so will see how it does with me...I seen an ENT Dr last year who said other than hearing loss there is nothing wrong but I am gonna see an ear specialist next month to check again.....dizziness is my main symptom right now and ringing in ear
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