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    Really struggling right now, please can anyone help?

    Hi so I started on 20mg Fluoxetine (Prozac) almost 3 weeks ago now and I’d say I don’t really think they’re doing anything. The first few days was more of a placebo effect of me thinking they’re working and then it just went back to normal again.. anyway I’m really struggling right now with my...
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    Fluoxetine for the first time...help!

    Hi so I started on 20mg Fluoxetine about 9 days ago and I’m currently in the worst depressive state I’ve been in with OCD, before the tablets I could hand on heart say the intrusive thoughts and urges were just ocd but it’s as though I don’t even know the difference anymore. Thoughts that I...
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    Long term fluoxetine use and suicidal ideation

    Hi all I have been on fluoxetine a long time on and off. My dose was upped in November 2018 due to crippling anxiety and depression to the point where I was off work. I did feel it helped initially but recently I’ve been having horrible thoughts about self harm/suicide. I haven’t and don’t think...
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    Anyone on fluoxetine?

    Hi all, this is my first post and it would be great to hear from anyone who's on fluoxetine, I've been on 20mg for 13 weeks now for low mood and anxiety, although my anxiety is a bit better my low mood remains, I know everyone is different, and i really don't want to up my dose as the side...
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    Sertraline to Fluoxetine

    Hi All I suffer depression and generally have it in episodes, sometimes brought on by things sometimes just out of the blue. The latest one started about a month ago, I chatted to my Doctor who suggested I move from 40mg Fluoxetine to 150mg Sertraline, which I did. I had been on fluoxetine for...
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    Depression - Nortriptyline & Fluoxetine Combination Therapy

    Hello forum, After struggling with pretty bad depression for most of the last 20 years (with some odd and unpleasant additional symptoms such as migraines, motion sickness, twitching and stomach cramps), I've staged quite a major recovery in the last 2 months. My symptoms have more or less...
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    Shaking - Anxiety (I have raynoulds also) and Fluoxetine

    HI Folks, I am just discovering this evening, and I was holidng my energy tablet, my hand wasn't hardly shaking, nor my index and thumb fingers. Now, I wonder, whether if the Fluxoetine can be in fact for counteracting anxiety, and I also had a hot cooked meal this evening, on the anxiety...
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    Anyone taking mirtiziapine

    Hi just wondered peoples experiences with mirtiziapine for bipolar disorder. For over 8 years I’ve been taking olanzapine and fluoxetine? Need a med switch? Any advice would be greatly appreciated Sammy 😄
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    Hey guys, 10 days ago I was started on 20mg of fluoxetine (prozac). I was having severe panic attacks almost daily, sometimes more than once in a day, which was stopping me from attending interviews for a job I desperately need. I feel like I have no control over my life right now and it's not...
  10. L

    Don't know what to do

    Hi all, I have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. I have seen my doctor who couldn't care less and have been on fluoxetine for years
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    Prescribed Fluoxetine 20mg

    I'm at my lowest at the moment and knew I needed help so I went to the doctors today. He has given me information to get in contact with a charity that I'll be be able to receive talking therapy from. I also received some medication from him, 20mg Fluoxetine, I was just wondering what...
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    Fatigue, fluoxetine and lamotrigine

    Hi, I'm new here. I am on fluoxetine and lamotrigine which has been so helpful for my depression but has also made me really easily tired. I want to nap all the time even though i get a solid 8-9 hours of sleep a night and more on weekends. I know SSRIs can mess with your sleep and the...
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    Fluoxetine and Anxiety

    Hello everyone. This is my first post on the forum and I would like some advice please. I have suffered for over 20 years with anxiety and depression and have been on many different types of medication, for some reason my body builds up a resistance to the meds and over time they become less...
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    i feel I am going mad :( reduction in meds

    Hello, after seeing a consultant I am meant to be starting a new anti depressant however when i made the doctor's appointment to go back on Friday so i could start the new med, the letter from the consultant hadnt been recieved so my dr said to lower the fluoxetine from 60mg to 40mg. I did that...
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    Fluoxetine does change.

    ive been on Fluoxetine 20 mgs for a couple of months now, my depression has improved though still low and lack motivation. though i dont have the really dark days as much. my anixity is worse though. i also take a very small does of mirtrazapine to help me sleep. i was at the docs yesterday and...
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    Hello recently joined. Had depression and mood swings since late teens, I am now 51. I have been terrified to face my illness and tried to bury it. Resulting in relationship problems, loneliness and work problems and recently suicidal thoughts. Got drunk last week and took an overdose, hoping...
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    Advice for first time fluoxetine

    Hello all, After a long time of putting it off I finally went to my Dr tonight to discuss how I've been feeling recently (very low mood, mood swings etc) after some brief chat he prescribed fluoxetine. I was a bit shocked as I thought a GP would explore other options before going down the meds...
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    I've been given 20mg fluoxetine to start taking today. As my last ssri gave me side effects but barely touched my mood I have been nervous about taking it so the pharmacit suggested taking 1 every other day for the first week. Has anyone tried this? I'm very very nervous about taking meds...
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    Fluoxetine and Mirtazapine mix

    I'm currently on 20mg Fluoxetine in the morning and 45mg Mirtazapine at night. Anyone else on a similar combination if so what's your thoughts?
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    Husband on SSRI, will he come back?

    My husband and I have known each other for almost 15 years, been together for 6 years, married for 10 months. He started taking fluoxetine about three months ago. Everything seemed fine at first, he said he was feeling great and everything. A little over a month ago his sister was going into...