Been on fluoxetine 7 months now

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Hi guys just really struggling I thought I was in the road to recovery but I have came on holiday and I have been here about four hours and I feel so ill feel like iv gone back to the start and I feel close to having another breakdown. Iv been sick, feeling panicky, rushes, negative thoughts and worries, and generally don't know what to do.

How can I feel this bad again at 7 months in 

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    So sorry to hear this Abi, I've been on fluox for 6 months and feel similar to you, gut wrenching as I had an amazing 4-6 period in April and May where I felt amazing, don't know where it went wrong, honestly thought I had finally turned the corner.

    What dosage are you taking?

    All the best .... Luke x

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      I'm taking 20mg I was taking 80mg propranolol aswell but Iv been of that now for about a month... 

      It's horrible just struggling everyday I wasn't too bad at home but now I'm away it's horrible don't know if it was too soon to come away because I had a breakdown in Jan

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    Hi,

    I’m sorry you’re having a rough time...I know how you are feeling, i’ve been on Flu for over a year now, first dose for 12 weeks at 20mg and 40 mg since. Every time I feel like I give myself a push to lose weight (as have put weight on) and feel better, walk, swim, do things I enjoy, I feel a lot better instantly...but the momentum soon goes...and i’m right back down again where I started. Then its just such pressure on myself to start again trying to pull myself up, when I really want to roll myself up in a ball and sleep and not do anything. It’s incredibly exhausting and frustrating. I wish I had a magic wand for everyone so we could all feel better. X

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      It's so exhausting isn't it, yet again I have fount myself in a massive blip and feel like I'm back at the start. I feel like nothing has helped me, no therapy and no meds surely I should not feel this bad again at nine months in. When will this pass

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      I can only sympathise with you and hope that things will get better for you.As we’ve said it really is a struggle and sometimes its just so tough and you feel like nobody understands...but that’s what makes this forum a great place to be able to turn to, and it can make the world of difference. Maybe we can help each other and try to find a way through this dip? I too feel back at the start and as you say its just horrible, especially when you think you’ve turned a corner. The last thing I feel like doing is the very thing that helps...somehow i’m going to have to force myself into situations and activities that help me and hope that my head follows...if that makes sense. I know whenever I get out walks again and do little things for myself that make me feel stronger and more in control, that usually that’s what it takes to work alongside the meds. Just please know that you’re not alone, and if I can help, then you know where I am X

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    I know just how you are feeling. I've had two holidays this summer where I have felt awful for the first couple of days + ibs and wanted to be at home. But both times things settled, I made myself go out and about and I ended up enjoying the holiday. It's very hard but you can do it. If you are no better on returning home see GP .

    But .......... I am still dreading how I will cope with the next holiday

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    Abil are you better now I am 6 months fluox feel dreadful again just now
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