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ive been suffering from depression for a while now,ive been given flouxetine off doc today ,and scared to take it ,doctor said it could make me worse before better ,please someone help

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    Hi Vanecia. Fluoxetine was the first antidepressant that I ever took. Now everyone is different but the only side effect that I had was that I started feeling better immediately. My smile came back. I started sleeping for the first time that way ever. Deep restful peaceful sleep.  I had energy. Now I hear people on hear that have lots of other side effects for 2-8 weeks before they feel better but I can tell you that I would have done anything to have gotten to where the med made me feel. Good luck and guess what? We will be right here to help you through it. Will you keep us posted? Diane
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    Hi vanecia, 

    Your gp  has prescribed fluoxetine as it can be useful for anxiety and depression. Originally I was first prescribed sertraline but that increased my anxiety level.

    I also found almost instant help on taking these meds but you do need to give them a chance. If you cannot get on with them go back to your gp.


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    Hi Vanecia - yes, discomfort with a new drug is common for the first month or two and it can be difficult until your system adjusts. Just roll with it.  Meds affect everyone differently. Give it a chance, and if it doesn't work out there are other meds that can be prescribed. It's also important not to stop the drug just because you are feeling better without medical advice.  Meanwhile, we are always here to talk. 

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