12 weeks on Fluoxetine and still feeling anxious....

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I am on week 12 of fluoxetine and I'm still feeling anxious and the lethargy and tiredness is still a real problem.   Can anyone advise when these symptoms should settle down - they are getting to be a real problem and I am struggling to work full time.     I was hoping that by now I should be seeing some relief, one of the reasons my GP started me on the flu in the 1st place was because of the fatigue   - thinking that it was a sign of depression - as all medical causes had been excluded.      Would appreciate any help/advice please from anyone more experienced with this drug or illness.     Best Wishes Louise 

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    Have any of your symptoms settled?
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      Hi. I'm not as anxious - but the fatigue especially in the morning and mid afternoon is still a problem and motivation to get going in the morning and get out of bed etc........ Just wondering when tablets will kick in and take effect
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    Hi there, what dose are you on? I'm on 20 mg and felt [email]s@*t[/email] until about week 12, when things started to look up.  I still have tired days but, on the whole, life is certainly much better nowadays. This site will help you - lovely support network.

    Anne x

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      Hi. I'm on 20mg daily - I was beginning to worry that drug not going to work! Just wanted to check in with other people who have more experience than me..... Thanks for your kind words.... Lou
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      Hi Lou, just wondering how long you're been on the Flu?  Yeah, even on week 18, I still have days when I yawn all day long.  But then I know that tomorrow will most likely be different...  I'm sleeping better now, even though I seem to have restless leg syndrome (annoying leg-jerks!). And we need to remember that even for 'healthy' non-depressed folk, there'll be good days and bad, eh?

      Anne x

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