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Today I've just been to my GP and he has prescribed 20mg Fluoxetine tablets. I really do love challeging myself and putting myself under pressure - juggling as many tasks as I can. However, I guess everyone has their limits and I guess I just found mine. I am self employed and took a new job in November 2007. I was \"parachuted\" into a project that was badly coming off the rails when I arrived. I had to firefight the situation and steer it back on course. The project was over running and over budget. The client was very unhappy and every day the atmosphere at the office was very adversarial. We had to work XMAS week, 12-14 hour days and weekends. In addition, my employer also wanted me to work at the same time on another project that was going t*ts-up.
I also had to deal with some pretty difficult personal relationship problems (of my own making - I was having a stupid affair). The person I was having the affair with was an old friend. This friend had serious issues herself. Just one of her issues included the death of her 20 year old Son in a silly accident a few years ago. So I was working all God's hours, and trying to offer support to someone who had many issues, whilst trying to supress the guilt I felt to my own partner.
Well four weeks ago my normally very robust, focused and confident mind woke me up at 4am and declared it could take no more. It started with panic attacks, feelings of worthlessness, guilt, the inability to cope, fatigue, overly emotional and lack of motivation. Last week I confessed my sins to my partner and she has found it within herself to forgive (we have been together 15 years).
So now I have been prescribed Fluoxetine. I have read many of the comments on this site and am really worried about the \"going to get worse, before it gets better\" comments. Is there a \"best\" time of day to take it to avoid sleepless nights?
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