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    so i goes to the doctor with a sore throat

    had it for about 6 weeks now it feels like a lump at back of my throat


    after feeling my neck he says stress and prescribes me prozac

    anyone else expierence this? and did the sore throat go away?

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    I was lucky when I had this problem the doctor just cut my head off.

    Its a little tedious at first but you get used to it

    i thought prozac was for depression or similiar

    Fluoxetine (trade names: Prozac, Sarafem, or in combination with olanzapine Symbyax) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of major depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.


    Sounds like you need to kick back and chillax

    that seems a bit severe! You don't want to get on those medications unless you really need them, I know.

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    numptyj

    Fluoxetine (trade names: Prozac, Sarafem, or in combination with … Fluoxetine (trade names: Prozac, Sarafem, or in combination with olanzapine Symbyax) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of major depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.Sounds like you need to kick back and chillax



    Depression is not something that can be so easily cured.

    depressioncanbefun.com/

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    sunshiner

    that seems a bit severe! You don't want to get on those medications … that seems a bit severe! You don't want to get on those medications unless you really need them, I know.



    Why are people so against anti-depressants?

    If your doctor thinks you need them.

    They are probably right.

    numptyj

    Fluoxetine (trade names: Prozac, Sarafem, or in combination with … Fluoxetine (trade names: Prozac, Sarafem, or in combination with olanzapine Symbyax) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of major depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Sounds like you need to kick back and chillax

    after feeling my neck he says stress



    I was going more along the lines of stress the op mentions...
    a bit less sever than depression. Thanks for the link though I will study it now xx

    Great Dr, normally takes more than one appointment to get some decent like Prozac

    Do you suffer from anxiety?

    It could act as a muscle relaxant? I am sure the Dr had their reasons, maybe your neck problem is tension related.

    I know antidepressants are used for many things, not just depression, to treat Migraine etc.

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    Why are people so against anti-depressants?

    If your doctor thinks you need them.

    They are probably right.

    yeh, cos doctors never get it wrong do they? they get paid for every prescription they write. two reasons to be cynical about quacks!

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    rottenrobbie

    yeh, cos doctors never get it wrong do they? they get paid for every … yeh, cos doctors never get it wrong do they? they get paid for every prescription they write. two reasons to be cynical about quacks!



    I know a lot of people whose lives have been saved by taking anti-d's.

    I am glad they are still here and I also know somebody who might have benefited and he is in a grave.

    DLM

    Why are people so against anti-depressants?If your doctor thinks you need … Why are people so against anti-depressants?If your doctor thinks you need them.They are probably right.



    I'm not against anti-depressants as such but there should be alternatives tried first either milder meds but more importantly therapy which is virtualy impossible to get.

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    sunshiner

    I'm not against anti-depressants as such but there should be alternatives … I'm not against anti-depressants as such but there should be alternatives tried first either milder meds but more importantly therapy which is virtualy impossible to get.



    I guess med's are the only option then for some people.

    Therapy is in demand.

    wow thread hijack here


    OP I would maybe look into relaxation methods................google for things that might appeal to you

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    im not depressed but to be honest he probably was right with the stress

    had a hectic month in work ,trying for another baby,and in process of maybe selling house

    just never thought stress would work like that anyway i did express concerns about the prozac but he's the doc and i think he knows more about it than me

    just wondered if anyone else had been in same boat

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    jamstaruk1972

    im not depressed but to be honest he probably was right with the … im not depressed but to be honest he probably was right with the stresshad a hectic month in work ,trying for another baby,and in process of maybe selling house just never thought stress would work like that anyway i did express concerns about the prozac but he's the doc and i think he knows more about it than me just wondered if anyone else had been in same boat



    Give the medication a go and hope your health and life gets better soon.

    Sorry don't want to hijack the thread make this the last one.
    You're right DLM, I wasn't having ago at the Dr'sor anyone else necessarily just the system. The meds helped me but they were a nightmare to start and even worse to get off.

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    sunshiner

    Sorry don't want to hijack the thread make this the last one.You're right … Sorry don't want to hijack the thread make this the last one.You're right DLM, I wasn't having ago at the Dr'sor anyone else necessarily just the system. The meds helped me but they were a nightmare to start and even worse to get off.



    I know what you are saying.

    Take care.

    OP how do u know your not depressed - you havent yet been diagnosed by HUKD X)

    Just try chill and google methods of relaxation. Sometimes life can go soooooo crazy and you can find it hard to catch up.

    Think you will find sufferers of depression are quick to diagnose depression to others. Just take your time and find something that will work for you.

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    sparkyIreland

    It could act as a muscle relaxant? I am sure the Dr had their reasons, … It could act as a muscle relaxant? I am sure the Dr had their reasons, maybe your neck problem is tension related.



    that goes along with what he said he said its a bit like clasping your fist when tense thats what my throat is doing

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    jamstaruk1972

    that goes along with what he said he said its a bit like clasping your … that goes along with what he said he said its a bit like clasping your fist when tense thats what my throat is doing



    Get a holiday booked or plan something nice for this weekend.

    Good luck!

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    lol this is me on holiday been off all week and been decorating and cleaning all week ready for house valuation tommorow

    OP teeny bit off topic but useful suggestion I hope. On Saturday at Glasgow Green the World Pipe Championships are on and we have been for past few years and one of the best days out!!!! Its just brilliant!!!! There is soooooooo much to see and do and you really will enjoy yourself. its also to be nice weather this weekend whooppee!!!

    Try the relaxation idea like someone else said, make time for yourself, recognise what is stressful to you be honest and write them down. as just an example, if the house moving is so stressful put it on hold, if you can, for a while. Talk to your partner about how you are feeling and what you can do together about it.

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    lol this is me on holiday been off all week and been decorating and … lol this is me on holiday been off all week and been decorating and cleaning all week ready for house valuation tommorow



    Do you really need to move house now.

    When you already have so much on.

    jamstaruk1972

    lol this is me on holiday been off all week and been decorating and … lol this is me on holiday been off all week and been decorating and cleaning all week ready for house valuation tommorow



    thats what am like btw - I cant stop and always on the go. was chatting to someone on here earlier on msn and telling them what I done in the garden today ...........and it was just way OTT but I find it very hard to relax.

    I dug up half our back garden ie. got rid of the grass....................then went to B&Q and ordered decking. My husband wasnt impressed when he got back from work to see the mess out the back X) but like you, find it hard to r e l a x !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    cant do that on sat bossy got neices birthday party

    sunshiner

    Try the relaxation idea like someone else said, make time for yourself, … Try the relaxation idea like someone else said, make time for yourself, recognise what is stressful to you be honest and write them down. as just an example, if the house moving is so stressful put it on hold, if you can, for a while. Talk to your partner about how you are feeling and what you can do together about it.



    thing is i dont think im stressed tho i supose i am but cant tell

    my wife was great when i came back she said house ,baby making all put on hold but ive said no

    jamstaruk1972

    cant do that on sat bossy got neices birthday partything is i dont think … cant do that on sat bossy got neices birthday partything is i dont think im stressed tho i supose i am but cant tellmy wife was great when i came back she said house ,baby making all put on hold but ive said no



    You need to get down to Zucca's restaurant on the Main Street - that will be a nice relaxing evening for you. I know Yaseem the owner and go there couple of times a month. One of the nicest places to have a good nosh up plus it has a lovely romantic RELAXING setting
    Edited by: "bossyboots" 13th Aug 2010

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    [/quote]You need to get down to Zucca's restaurant on the Main Street - that will be a nice relaxing evening for you. I know Yaseem the owner and go there couple of times a month. One of the nicest places to have a good nosh up plus it has a lovely romantic RELAXING setting [/quote]

    lol i had to google zuccas main street

    didnt know there was a main street here i only stay here not from here

    lol get down there soon and let me know what you think!! Its one of the nicest settings to have a meal and very reasonably priced too. When we go it takes us about 45 mins in the car to arrive but worth the journey Zucca village

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    bossyboots

    lol get down there soon and let me know what you think!! Its one of the … lol get down there soon and let me know what you think!! Its one of the nicest settings to have a meal and very reasonably priced too. When we go it takes us about 45 mins in the car to arrive but worth the journey Zucca village



    deffo will its like 2mins in car from me

    very common symptom of stress is lump in throat, GP is correct. fluoxitine or prozac as its commonly known is an excellent anti depressant. I would try relaxation also,, go for a massage. Try livinglifetothefull.com. its free, and recommended by nhs psychiatrists.

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    I would get a second opinion as prozac is a strong medication with its own common side effects and can be adictive. Very surprised this was prescribed for short term stress and more so when you say you dont even fell stressed!

    It's only Wikipedia, but:

    In some cases the cause is unknown and symptoms may be attributed to a psychogenic cause i.e. a somatoform or anxiety disorder. It has been recognised as a symptom of depression, which responds to anti-depressive treatment

    en.wikipedia.org/wik…gis

    If you've got a sore throat just think yourself lucky that you're not a giraffe!

    Mod & Ed

    I must admit going in straightaway with Prozac does sound a little excessive, personally I'd nip back to the GP and have a quick chat about alternative treatments, I won't make diagnosis on an internet forum, my registration is worth far more to me lol, but if it was me in my personal life thats what I'd be doing.
    Good luck
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