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Supraphysiological dose Fluoxetine Enteroviruses?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by energyoverload, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. energyoverload

    energyoverload Senior Member

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    I was wondering if anyone here has been on a dose of Fluoxetine (Prozac) at a dose of 40mg or more for 6 months or more?

    I definitely find as many do that SSRIs worsen many symptoms, but if this drug is active against Coxsaachie B as research suggested then there may be a chance that patients carry a variant of which replication could be inhibited...

    Please share any experiences!
     
  2. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

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    Forum member @Patrick* just reported over on his blog that Dr. Chia recommended a trial of Prozac for enterovirus, but he didn't mention the dose that was prescribed. You can post a comment over on his blog and he'll probably respond.

    Personally, I took Prozac many years ago before becoming ill. It was more or less impossible to sleep for the week that I tried it.
     
  3. energyoverload

    energyoverload Senior Member

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    @halcyon thanks for the info, i'll check out his blog!
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    I don't think there is any such thing as a physiological dose of Prozac. All dosing would be pharmacological. As far as I know, there is no such thing as a Prozac deficiency! :)
     
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    energyoverload Senior Member

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    Haha very true! But you know what I mean - a greater than high end dosage used in Major Depressive Disorder. (60mg+)
     
  6. Patrick*

    Patrick* Formerly PWCalvin

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    Hi Halcyon. The dose is 20mg, 1x per day.

    I haven't started this trial yet but will soon...
     

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