Difficult to say without examination.
Fluoxetine is generic Prozac. It may help with any depression or anxiety symptoms that may be present.
Increased urinary frequency can be caused by infection, diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, or an enlarged prostate. Checking the urine and blood tests for these disorders is recommended. A rectal exam can be done to evaluate the prostate size. Checking for diabetes and thyroid dysfunction can also evaluate the weight loss.
If there is suspicion of joint pain, a basic rheumatological panel can be considered - including ANA level, rheumatoid factor, blood count, and sedimentation rate.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
Since your doctor has given you a clean bill of health so to speak and you are having all these physical symptoms, have you considered a second opinion? If I were you, I would consider looking at alternative therapies such as acupuncture. I think you may like going to a Doctor of osteopathy who could give you heat treatments and adjustments---(similar to a chiropractor but MD degree).There is also a treatment for the feet called Reflex ology which helps with pain in the body.Good luck . From my experience, most of the time symptoms are not imaginary---keep looking and find a doc who can help you. Also , consider going on an anti-inflammatory diet such as recommended in The Zone by Dr. Barry Sears.
Havent considered those options yet as am very concerned about my fatigue levels, basic apathy and inability to work at the moment.Ultrasounds of all internal organs were good yet my stamina is severely depleted and need to take medication before and after eating, which cannot be a good thing.Last night had a terrible bout of wind in my system which took nearly 3 hours to pass, this gave strong pains in my chest.Asked myself what am I taking the medication for!
Dont actually know which direction to turn at the moment being surrounded by such conflicting symptoms.
appreciate very much input
Hi--I have RA and deal with fatigue.Water aerobics in a heated pool is good for fatigue and the joints.Just walking in water is good exercize.
Also, My doctor recommended Provigil and I find that taking it creates a significant reduction in my fatigue---it is actually a medicine used for ADD but helpful in RA. My regular weekly injections of Enbrel are the most helpful for the RA.
There is a good book entitled ThE HANDBOOK OF RheumaTOID aRTHRTIS
by Dr.Stephen A Paget--i found it to be helpful in understanding my symptoms.
include a blood test for the HLA 27B gene , it causes ankolosing spondylitis, mostly seen in men but women can have it too, if you have the gene, the gene amplifies the pain that you feel, it is a rheumatic disease affects the joints ligament and tendons throughout the body, and greatly affects the spine. It can affect the ribcage too, making you feel like you can't breath, causes gerd like symptoms but tums, mylanta,prevacid brings no relieve, the lungs are restricted. please look up the AS, you will have to visit several sites to get information as most only talk about how it affects the spine and not how it causes chronic pain etc.often misdiagnosed as CFS or fibro.
And further it can affect the arms hands etc it all stems from the spine so it is important not to do any heavy labour
I would not instantly dismiss your Doctor's diagnosis and the medication he has prescribed.
I suffered from acute anxiety and depression many years ago and I had a bewildering list of symptoms that eventually went away when the anxiety and depression lifted.
Your body is certainly giving you a message that there is something wrong in your life. In the mean time I suggest it would not be harmful to take the medication prescribed for you for a couple of months and see whether it helps or not.