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Silence

410d

how does fluoxetine compare to sertraline? I'm being moved to fluoxetine as sertraline isn't really doing anything for me and I'm just wondering about other people's responses to it

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    • Jameibumblebee

      391d

      From what I've read, escitalopram is better than sertraline (I take escitalopram and I sware by it). Escitalopram is not to be confused with citalopram (2 very different affects - citalopram made me worse).

    • Jameibumblebee

      391d

      From what I've read, escitalopram is better than sertraline (I take escitalopram and I sware by it). Escitalopram is not to be confused with citalopram (2 very different affects - citalopram made me worse).

    • HCG2021

      392d

      Well I am NOT a doctor but I can speak from my experience. And internet research 🤪. Fluoxetine is known as an activating SSRI. Compared to others that are more Sedating in nature. This is benefit depression. I felt this early on as a combination of increased energy. Fluoxetine has been a life saver for me but let me be real with you, the first 4-6 weeks is a ride. But don’t give up on it. Many do before feeling any benefits. I definitely do not feel numb in it. I feel very normal. But the adjustment phase kind had me all over for a bit. That is normal. Hang in there, and feel free to message me anytime for encouragement.

    • Silence

      392d

      it's mainly for depression, I also have anxiety though so I'm also worried it's going to make that worse as sertraline was meant to help with that but made me feel absolutely numb

    • HCG2021

      392d

      Out of curiosity what is the main thing you / your doctor is trying to treat? For me it was GAD. General Anxiety Disorder. But fluoxetine (Prozac) has a good track record for treating depression and even OCD.

    • HCG2021

      392d

      I haven’t taken Sertraline but have been on Fluoxetine for years. It is a very slow acting medication. Slower than all the other SSRI’s I believe. Hang in there. Took me 4-6 weeks before I felt improvement when going up from 20 to 40mg.

    • DitsyDiabetic

      405d

      My wife has had a great experience with fluoexetine tbh as have other people i know. I can’t take it tho bc it’s an ssri and I’m bipolar

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