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sandyjaye89

346d

Does fluoxetine actually feel like it's helping any of u that are on it??

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    • Bre19

      33d

      @brownhudson13 that's crazy

    • Bumbling_Bee

      340d

      For me it helped externally like I was more productive and social but internally it made me feel more numb and depressed it was weird

      • Benji13

        34d

        @Bumbling_Bee i also felt number. good to know this was not just a me thing

      • Bre19

        77d

        @Bumbling_Bee that is interesting I had a similar experience as well

    • coyoteJoe

      340d

      Yeah

    • LlamLlams

      340d

      It helps me. Normally I'm a nervous wreck but it allows me to not take things as seriously if they're not serious and let things go. I can actually shrug off stuff that isn't a big deal. I think that sometimes it masks my anxiety building though, so I'll be fine one second and then suddenly having a panic attack. It's honestly worth it to me though, because of the overall mindset shift. I've tried medications in the past that had me wondering "Is this meant to actually be doing anything?" If you take it for a period of time (it's slow acting and needs time to build up) and feel no difference, it might be worth talking to your doctor about other options

      • Bre19

        77d

        @LlamLlams I'm so glad it helps you

    • brownhudson13

      341d

      I've never taken anything else but I've been on fluoxetine for about 8 months & it helped me dramatically. My binge eating, anxiety, depression, & trichotillomania are all down immensely. People have noticed the difference. Paired with the medication I go to therapy which is helpful. The side effects that are kicking my butt are insomnia, drowsiness, & sometimes I lay around like a zombie all empty & whatnot.

      • Bre19

        33d

        @brownhudson13 that's crazy

    • ae_belli

      342d

      The one antidepressant that does what it is supposed to in my body/brain and helps the depression, ocd and anxiety immensely.

      • Bre19

        33d

        @ae_belli that's good

    • Kraig

      342d

    • strangerface09

      346d

      I don't take it now, but when I took it I felt like it just put a cap over my anxiety and then if I missed it or was a little late taking it then it would be like a pressurized bottle got open. I had terrible withdrawal symptoms from it within 20 minutes of not taking it at the exact same time on the dot.

      • Bre19

        33d

        @strangerface09 that sounds not so good to deal with

    • IndigoRose

      346d

      Fluoxetine has helped me so much but the thing that is really important to remember with meds is that we all are really different. A medication that may work for one person may not work for another so it really is just a case of trial and error with meds. What may not work for a lot of other could work wonders for you so never right off a medication because of others experiences our bodies react so uniquely to medications. It takes time for any medication to get to work and also you may need to increase the dose to get the desired result. Don't give up hope you will find a medication that works for you it can just take a bit of working out. ❤️

      • Bre19

        77d

        @IndigoRose thats so good to hear!

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Some individuals have reported that fluoxetine has helped them, while others have not seen any improvement or experienced negative side effects. One user mentioned feeling improvement after a couple of weeks and then after 3 months their doctor increased their dose. Another user shared that they had a great experience with fluoxetine. However, some users reported feeling like a zombie, experiencing temporary dissociation and psychosis, or feeling no difference even after two weeks of use.

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