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111d

hi, I started fluoxetine 5 days ago and feel worse. is this normal?

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    • mercurialstarfish

      3d

      for the first two weeks of taking it, and the first few weeks when my dose was changed i felt awful so id recommend sticking with it for a few more weeks and if you still dont feel better go back to the doctor xx

    • mercurialstarfish

      3d

      for the first two weeks of taking it, and the first few weeks when my dose was changed i felt awful so id recommend sticking with it for a few more weeks and if you still dont feel better go back to the doctor xx

    • Tracks

      4d

      When I got into it a few years ago, it took me a while but now I feel great with it.

      • Bre19

        3d

        @Tracks I had the same experience

    • Urs

      16d

      It can take up to a month to feel results.. can sometimes make you feel worse before. I've only just started it again - only a few days ago. Was working very well for me before, not sure why I came off it but am back on it now in the hope it'll ease my anxiety. Seems to be working well, that and my antipsychotics is reliving symptoms.

      • Bre19

        8d

        @Urs that is very true

    • Zkittlez_xo

      34d

      Might experience severe headaches

      • Bre19

        33d

        @Zkittlez_xo very true

    • Zkittlez_xo

      34d

      Yes wait for two 4 weeks to see improvement

      • Bre19

        33d

        @Zkittlez_xo it took a couple months for it to kick in properly

    • Sandy02

      34d

      Hello, I take this medication, but I need to increase the dose. I'm in 20mg, but I feel the same way as when I started taking it. I take it for depression and anxiety.

      • Bre19

        33d

        @Sandy02 yeah it took a while to do anything for me

    • randochikn

      42d

      I don’t quite remember what it was like when I first started fluoxetine, I think I felt a bit more dissociated and then when it finally kicked in it just relieved my anxiety so much. It can be rough, hopefully after the rough patch its better (if not, don’t be ashamed to try something different by doctor recommendation). I’ve been on it for 3 years or more and my social anxiety has been so much better.

    • Bre19

      45d

      I hope it's going better

    • thrillsnchills

      50d

      ❤️❤️

    • HCG2021

      65d

      The first 2 weeks for me was worse before it got better. Then weeks 3 and 4 the adjustment side effects balanced out. Finally weeks 5 and 6 it was like a blanket was lifted off if me. My anxiety finally dissipated and it only improved from there. It take 6-10 weeks for SSRI’s to reach therapeutic effects. Many give up on them to soon. Hang in there. I have been on fluoxetine since 2020. 2 years at 20mg. And then the last 2 years at 40. Ive had a quality of life I didnt think was possible during that time and am very thankful.

    • Tracks

      89d

      It’s different for every person. It works great for me. I’ve been using it for over a year.

    • sikulo

      97d

      For me works well no issues at all

    • KimchiKitty

      111d

      Yes cause your body has to get use to it it will take a couple weeks to adjust to it I’m on the same thing and it took me about that long to start feeling it actually work

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