7 week update on flu

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Hi all.

So I've been taking 20mg flu for nearly 7 weeks, I can say that I've mostly got past the awful side effects but I'm get the odd day off nausea. I've also been getting painful ears since taking this medicine, has anyone else experienced this?

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    What do you mean by "painful ears"? Like earaches, or like the cartiledge of your ears hurt? 

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      It's funny you should mention that, because I have had problems with ear pain for years - mostly when I'm trying to sleep, and my ears star to hurt. I thought my pillow was too hard, so I've been trying different pillows and sleeping positions. Then I thought it was just an age thing - like everything else, our ears become more sensistive/fragile with age. Sorry, this isn't really addressing your question and making a direct connection to taking Flu, but perhaps there is a connection. It's certainly strange - I have never mentioned this to anyone before.

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      I have been taking it, in various dosages, since the early 90s. A long time. The past few months, I have been tapering off however, and have not taken any for a couple of weeks. 
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    I'very been on 20mg of flouextine since June this year and although most of my side effects are gone I still feel nausea about 2 hrs after taking, although it passes after an hour or so. I still get fatigued / letheragy and bleeding gums but considering I had around 15 seperate side effects when I first started taking it I can't complain at leaSt I don't have terrible anxiety and panic attacks.

    Flouextine along with ocd / anxiety and depression can make you grind your teeth when asleep which in turn will cause ear / jaw and face painting. Try not to worry it sounds normal for flouextine takers

    Take care

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    You might just have a simple ear infection that started around the same time you started on the meds. It is so easily to blame everything little thing on a side effect but the truth is we as humans do get sick still. Maybe go see your GP to make you feel better. At least you will know either way for peace of mind.
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    To add to everyones comments ..... another side effect some people get is tinnitis, so if it can affect your ears like that then it possibly could cause painful / sensitive ears?

    Also get your ears checked for wax - you can't see it but it lies deep inside the ear near the drum.  You'll be surprised how many people don't realise they have a problem with it ... laying your head down on a pillow at night could make it move causing pain.  You'll be surprised how much pain / discomfort it can cause too.

    K xx

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    I have gotten some inner ear pains since starting 5 weeks ago. I simply attributed it to tension due to stress/anxiety. It has come and gone since I began taking fluoxetine. If its worrisome, however, bring it up with your doctor.
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