5th week on fluxeotine- still slow

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I feel like I am going backwards. More nausea. Panic is back like it was before  is this normal. I know to expect ups and downs but this feels really a huge step back.  

Anyone have words of wisdom for me?  This is agony 

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    Mell omg I am experiencing the exact same! It hasn’t made a huge difference yet mentally or physically. But this weekend really was hrd for me I might’ve done too much. Lots of panic, shakiness and nause. 

    At least we can support each other 

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      Oh it’s awful. I’m so sorry you are going through the same thing.   It’s gotta get better.  It has to.  
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    I've been exactly the same . Just going into my 4th week and although anxiety hadn't been as bad last night was awful. Heart racing, anxiety really bad no appetite again . Had to cancel plans with family , just feel like it's taking over my life. I know it's still very early days for me , so fingers crossed things will get easier for all of us Xx

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      Karen now long will you give it? I’m trying to give it s while since It worked for me a few years ago. But ugh. 😏. And how many mg are you on? 

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      Hi Tina, I'm going to ser my Dr tomorrow. When starting med he gave me no indication of side effects. If it hadn't have been for this forum i would've thought i was going crazy! I'm on 20mg . Think i need to give it longer, but when each day doesn't seem to be easier than the one before it's hard to imagine feeling better. It's reassuring reading others have experienced same, and are now feeling much better. And like i said i really hope that will be us soon xx

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      Right?! I just wait to feel a little better then when I do I have a bad day mentally and physically. I Emailed my doctor and Shenandoah suggested She prescribe another med on top of Prozac and wants to up my prozac. Ugh. Decisions when they affect tour body and mind  are so hard 
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      Hi Tina , saw Dr and felt more positive and reassured. He said all side effects I'm experiencing are normal for this med and in time they will ease. He hasn't upped my dose still on 20mg, he said it's still early days, and has given me a prescription for another month then back to see him again. I was due to start cognitive behavioural therapy today, but due to a mix up with appt it's now next week . Hope you're feeling better today, it's so hard to cope with the rough days. Take care Xx

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      It’s so nice when the doc reassures us. My doc did the same. But my vertigo which I think is anxiety induced has been the hardest. So I’m starting my 30mg today. (20 going to 30). I’m so scared but we’ll see. Maybe it will help maybe it won’t. And have the trazadone also. I’m praying all the time that I will be ok. 

      How do you feel so far? 

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      Still really anxious every morning and appetite is still poor . Dizziness has subsided,and the last 2 days have been much better so far . I know it's still very early days for me going into week 4 but fingers crossed as always. Really hope you start to feel better soon Tina

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    Pure agony.  I guess it shows I was doing a little better and it sure was hard keeping it together for Christmas.  Maybe this is just reaction of busy Christmas.   I was optimistic for week 5 but I feel like week 1 and 2 again. 

     Neee some hope here. 

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      I feel the same. I’m like “isnit cuz of Christmas?!” Trying to wait. But I just don’t know. 
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      I’m having a bad morning last night before I went to bed starting feeling nauseous and mind felt weird. This morning I’m all turned around like dizzy and neck hurts head feels weird and a little nauseous which makes me anxious ness terrible. Ugh. I hate this. 
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    I'm in the same boat too Mell. 3 or 4 days ago I had the worst day ever going in to week 5. Felt like jumping off a bridge. Had never felt anxiety like it before in my life. The days since have been better and we all have to just stick with it. If it can make us feel that much worse then just think how much better it is going to make us feel on the rebound in later weeks.

    Drink chamomile tea, eat walnuts, spinach, yoghurt, broccoli, oats, almonds, salmon, avocado and it will all help you to the next stage.

    Avoid sugar, caffeine, cake, chocolate etc ... a bit difficult at Christmas I know.

     

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