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Question: mood swing caused by change of medication?


 Duke - Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:42 am

about a month ago my doctor changed my medication from fluoxatine to zispine because it was giving me erection problems. now just lately ive been getting really bad mood swings become withdrawn and quite for no reason, its puting a real strain on my relationship with my girlfriend (as i t often comes across as me ignoring her) would it be advisible to go back to fluoxatine and if so what do i do about the erection problem?
 sdfirenze - Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:05 pm

You need to talk with your doctor to determine of there is another medication that does not have the sexual side-effects, but does not cause the mood-swings either.

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