4th day on this wee pill

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hello everybody, thank god I've found somewhere that has people experiencing the same symptoms as me! Im only on day 4 here and woke up feeling crap, guess Im impatient for them to start working' Does anybody else feel unsociable not wanting to see anybody? or is that just me? I live on my own in the middle of nowhere so my own company is all I have unless I travel. Does it help talking to other people, I do hope so

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    I definitely didn't want to be around other people at first but at the same time didn't want to just sit in my room not doing anything. So I went to dance classes. It definitely helped to stay busy and even now I'm in week 6 of taking fluoxetine I still find it difficult if I don't have much to do. 

    It also really helped that I had someone I was able to talk to about what I was going through, whether it be a friend, family member or therapist. 

    Good luck and stick with the pills you'll start to feel better soon. X

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      hi magia, thankyou for replying, it's a great help knowing that you're not totally alone in this struggle. my situation will improve with time I guess, early days yet. I'm still awaiting 1st app with therapist do'nt know how long that will take. these short autumn/winter days do'nt help me as I do love the sun! and living in the far north it gets darker even earlier up here. I look forward to things improving bit by bit, patience is a virtue X
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    Hi David

    Welcome to the club we'd rather not ber members of!!

    Sounds like you are on track with the side effects. Making the effort to get out, see people and talk to friends is essentia - I'm bad at it, give in the the stay home blues, but when ever I see people or get busy with anything, I feel better.

    Sticking with it seems to be the message - and things will get better. I do so hope so!!

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      hi Carl, thanks for taking the time to reply, it's a help just knowing that you're not alone with this "problem" I'm trying to keep busy but it's very difficult as I feel quite lethrgic some days! also I delayed telling my doctor in the 1st place always thinking I'd waken up tommorow feeling better, silly move! good luck, thanks again
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    Hi David,

    I'm in a similar boat. 5 weeks into Fluoxetine and have been suffering anxiety of manic proportions at times. I have my own business and have been wresting over how much to do and not do. I'm not sure if these are the right pills but you need to give them around 6 weeks for anxiety if that's what you're experiencing?

    if you're like me you may be finding most things quite daunting at the moment like work, socialising and even exercise. I find it helps to break things down and think realsitically about what I can do and what I need to come back to or need help with.

    The thing I struggled with, but am now getting better at is acceptance - acceptance that I have challenges but that I'm going to deal with them as calmly and rationally as possible. Before, I kept trying to do everything at the same speed as before I experienced the anxiety and it's counter-productive.

    Find someone you can confide in and who will be sympathetic - I find it heps to talk to people who've been through it - that's a great source of comfort and they will know what you're going through and how you WILL recover.

    Also - put your self first - this is something that I'm learning at the moment. Treat your self as you would a friend who was going through this - be good to your self, pat your self on the back for small progress steps and mark them off as another step closer to recovery.

    Feel free to ask me anything as sharing tipss helps all of us!

    Best Wishes.

     

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      Hi David_7719

      A lot of really good stuff in your reply - many thanks!

      Acceptance is a very big one for me. After a litetime of hiding my depression - or so I thought - and not admitting it to myself, taking Flu and talking about depression is a major step. Seems like admitting to myself that I have this illness and need help is, well, a lot of the way to accepting it and enabling recovery.

      A pat on the bck for me! I suffer with depression and anxiety. I wish I didn't but I do and that is that! Be nice to myself in ways tht don't involve food!!

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    Hi David

    I do remember there were times when I didn't want to socialise because I was soooo tetchy and irritable, and other times when I needed to be with people.

    It is good for recovery to get out and do something with people, but we don't always feel we want to.  Talking to others is great - on here or anywhere else.  It helps to know you're not alone.

    I like that description Carl ..... the club we don't want to be in confused

     

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    HI everyone hope were all keeping warm today its sooo cold David I feel totally the same have gone from always going out seeing people to not wanting to see anyone making excuses if people say they will call .Just really want to stay on my own , even after a few months now on flux im happier alone , but I must say i enjoy chatting in here and reading others posts keeps me on my toes also like you I hate the cold so hibernating now till summer for me lol,Tina x
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      hi Tina thanks for your wee message smile yeah tis cold today 8 degrees up here at moment, thank goodness I've a woodburning stove to keep me warm these long winter months! I'm going through feelings of lethargy and tiredness again today, but I did have an hours walk earlier to clear the cobwebs.ermm not sure what I've done here but my writing has gone slanted, sorry! I'm hopeless on this damn laptop haha. As you say it's always interesting to read other posts on here, gives you an insight to what to expect in weeks to come, on the whole it's a very positive thing, I'm so glad I found this site. Anyway, take  care ya'all, caio for now, David
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