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Neck Stiffness On Prozac

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Hey everyone. So I was put on (Fluoxetine) prozac 20mg about 2 and a half weeks ago along with methylphenidate (Ritalin) 10 mg. I am in college and last week and the first half of this week I had finals so I took the Ritalin every day to help with studying. Well in the last 3-4 days I have had a really bad stiff neck accompanied with headache at times. I thought maybe it was the Ritalin because it does make me clench my teeth when I'm on it so I figured maybe it was making me tense my muscles in general. When my doctor perscribed my meds to me she said to take breaks from the Ritalin occasionally to avoid dependence and to stretch out my prescription to make it last longer so I won't have to go to the doctor as often (I don't have insurance so money is an issue). Yesterday I took my last final exam and so today I didn't take the Ritalin because I didn't think I would need it and I wanted to see if the stiff neck went away anyway. Well it didn't and I'm starting to think it is either the Prozac or I have meningitis or something. When I say stiff neck I mean STIFF! and it hurts pretty bad too. Maybe it is just stress from studying for finals and everything lately I don't know...

Did any of you experience neck stiffness on Proxac?

Thanks so much!

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Also I forgot to mention I have noticed that if I don't take the ritalin with it I am extremely drowsy and have no appetite whatsoever. Is that normal?

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I have not personally experienced stiff neck with fluoxetine. I unfortunately don't have any experience with ritalin or how it would interact with the fluoxetine. I would definitely ask your doctor about it... you could also go to your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist there, if money is a concern for going to see your doctor.

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I know this is like a month after you posted, but I just saw this post and wanted to ask you how you are...I have had a stiff neck for quite awhile, and now I'm wondering if it might be related to the Prozac. I'm not sure exactly when either started, but it's definitely possible they started around the same time. My neck is sooo stiff and sore, and I get bad headaches in the back of my head sometimes.

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