20 weeks on 40 mg. I'm lost as what to do.

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Well 20 weeks on 40 mg. If fluoxetine and I'm still down I've had some good or better days and weeks but this up and down routine is about to wear me down. I haven't felt well since the end of October. I'm tired. Could someone please give some reassurance on how they're journey on this stuff was a success. I know they say it can take months but after 5 I'm about worn down. I've lost too much weight and emotions are a roller coaster.

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    Do you feel better than back in October? If yes, then it is worth to continue. 

    This is my seoncd time around and my doctor warned me about stopping but I stopped anyway. After 2.5 years off of it, my anxiety was triggered by another life event.This time is tougher to get over the side effects so if you can stay on, don't stop. 

     

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      Yeah I feel better. Just hard to believe that it takes this long. Oh yeah definitely feel better. Just afraid is this as good as it gets. Did it take a while for you to feel better as well?
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      Oh man thanks. Needed to hear that. Katecogs has been on and told me the same. I just get discouraged especially when everyone around me are enjoying doing the things they're doing. I'm sure ready.

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      I'm better than I was but anxiety is anxiety and when there's a low time it takes someone to question you as you did "are you better than you were". Thanks for that. Although I'm not where I wanna be yet I am better than when I first started. Just sure ready for the up and up times. I appreciate when people get on here and just let ya know "hey I've been there and you'll make it".

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      Been exactly there. It's frustrating and very hard and no one truly understands. But your almost there just hang in. I know it seems like forever and it will never get there, but it's just around the corner. Katecogs helped me when I thought I'd never feel better. Hang in there you will make it!

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      Hey.. just wanted to add to this that I completely recovered before on a different SSRI.. escitalopram.. but it took at least 6 months.

      I'm now on fluoxetine and have been for about 4 months.. and went up to 40 a week ago. Still have a way to go but definitely feeling better.

      So if you feel any improvement at all it means the meds are working.. it just happens very very slowly.

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      Thanks Ria. I've had improvements. 1 good month early on and then some good days and weeks. But overall even when I'm down I reckon it is better than when I first started. Thanks.

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    5 months on 40mg of Prozac: that should be more than enough time for you body to adjust. You should tell your doctor and insist that they try something else because you should feel better by now!
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