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anastasia

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so, been on fluoxetine for 5 days now and really feeling it's effects. i've been on them twice before and had no issues other than a few days of sleepiness and suicidle thoughts. this time it's worse.

i can't sleep - hence up at midnight
i almost fainted 3 times during my karate class to the point where i couldn't do any of it cos when i stood up i fell over
i've been restless all day but not found anything i want to do
i've had a headache for 2 days
not eating cos not hungry
first big mood swing set in today - i like being hyper it's preferable to suicidal i suppose
and i've felt sick whenever i'm near food

great.

why such a difference this time around?
 
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Hmm, I wouldnt take it for much longer
I would seek medical help
There's lots of other anti-psychotics you could try
 
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Heya,

I started taking it about 2 months ago. I felt the same to start with. it was terrible. After about a week though the side affects started to calm down. I dont think they're helping me mentally, but if there not too bad stick with it a bit. On the other hand though if they're unbarable dont think twice about seeing the doc, thats what they're for. were all different. Good luck.
 
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i've only been on them for 5 days now. i've took them before and they did work for me. if, when i go back the dr, it's still an issue i'll mention it to them.
 
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One thing I forgot to mention that my doc said, i think it helped. Take them before you go to bed, that way you sleep through any effects. They take a while to kick in, so plenty time to get to sleep.

Hope it works out good.
 
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that's a thought. i always thought you should take them in the morning? That's what i was told anyway though i was going to sleep in the morning....
 
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I believe they stay in you for 3 days, so as long as you take at a consistent time every day its not a problem. Thats the advice i got from doc a few weeks ago.He also said not to worry about changing the time you take your dosage til the evening, it'll be fine. I've been ok anyway.
 
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i think i'll just keep taking it with breakfast and see what happens. as long as i dont pass out at work it's fine.
 
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