: After taking Prozac in March, 1998, I've had several problems such as
: spinal myoclonus, tingling in arms, legs, and face, headaches, fatigue,
: etc. I was told by every doctor I saw that Prozac was not causing this.
: But, on the MGH Neurology Forum I came across others who felt SSRI's
: caused neurological-like problems. I tried taking Zoloft for about a
: month and went off of it a couple of weeks ago. While on it, my right
: leg gave out on me while I walked, a problem I've had off and on since
: this all began in March. In November I tried a treatment suggested by
: my doctor at Mayo's: 1000mg of a cortisone/steroid (Methylprednisolone?)
: administered intraveneously for 5 consecutive days. After the teatment
: my symptoms went away for about 2 weeks and then came back and due to
: the semi-success of this treatment, my Mayo's doctor thought this was
: probably an autoimmune system disorder that they were unable to detect
: with all the tests they performed on me. My questions now are 1)was this
: caused or set-off by the Prozac, and 2)once off SSRI's will this eventually
: go away? (I was off SSRI's for a few months with no improvements.) If this
: can be caused by SSRI's, people should know this. I was a very healthy
: athlete before this all began and could have and would have gone without
: Prozac if I'd known it could cause what I've been going through. Thank you
: for your help.
Michelle, I'm not the doctor, but I got some sort of neurological disorder with constant fascics, after taking only 5 prozac capsules. I had a rare eye twitch about twice in my life before I took the med, now I twitch all over all the time--its been going on for 11 months now. I think that MOST of these reactions to medication do not get reported, and that is the problem. I know I was unable to get any doctor I saw to report my reaction or even associate it with the med, but myself, my husband and my family all know that my condition was caused by prozac. I also used to be athletic before this happened--jogging 3 miles a day. Maybe there is an association between a lot of exercise and SSRI's and neurological disorders??
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