day 17 fluoxetine

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Hi all

Only second proper post so be gentle with me! Just on day 17 fluoxetine, 11 wks into treatment altogether (8 wks citalopram made me exhausted and still sick n shakey).  Started after suffering weeks of nausea due to anxiety and its the one thing I cant seem to shift.  Its back with avengance this week and im struggling to do much or eat anything as just feel so sick.

Got propanolol last week to try stop shakes/jitters which seemed to help a bit but few days on n nausea getting worse (poss side effect of pro as well as flu which seems unfair as thats what theyre trying to help!).

Can anyone suggest anything to help with nausea please as I dont wanna give up on flu but am really struggling :-(

Thanks for reading x

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    Hi vix,

    What helps for me is drinking some coca-cola (it can be the diet version). Hold tight, it will pay off.

    Danilo

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      Thanks danilo-anythings worth a try! Gonna try take myself out for a walk tho when you feel soo sick its a bit catch22 isnt it- know itll help but really struggling to summon up the energy! Need to kick myself up the back side n go.......

      X

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    Hi

    Know exactly what you mean, but yes, they will pass in time.  For me I found eating a little something helped, because as soon as I felt a big hungry I'd also feel sick.  Taking your medicine at the same each day is important too, because I was Kate taking mine it would also make me sick.

    Dont know if this would help, but on a cruise recently in rough seas, the crew advised us to drink fizzy ginger ale.  Ginger stems nausea and settles the tummy.  Trick is to drink half, burp (sorry) and drink the rest.  Within 15 mins my sea sickness had gone and I kept it at bay with drinking ginger ale.  I know of course sea sickness is different to this nausea, but it might help.

    The jitters (tremble) I just put up with, I think because it was the least bothersome of my side effects.  In fact I found it quite interesting haha ......a strange feeling.

    Hope you feel better soon x

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      Late taking mine ...... not Kate! Don't you love predictive text sometimes :-)
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      Haha I think I posted about this "gorum" earlier so im well up on predictive text speak, I write a lot of jibberish :-) 

      Thanks for your message, I did buy some crystallized ginger last yr when I suffered briefly then, when I looked it was still in cupboard tho not looking so appetising now! I may have to invest in some ginger beer if the coke doesnt work, anythings worth a try. Would welcome feeling hungry at the moment.

      Went for a brisk walk, didnt help the nausea but lifted my spirits a bit. It def helps hearing from people who have been through this minefield of feelings and side effects and come through the other side.

      Thanks again xx

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      Haha I think I posted about this "gorum" earlier so im well up on predictive text speak, I write a lot of jibberish :-) 

      Thanks for your message, I did buy some crystallized ginger last yr when I suffered briefly then, when I looked it was still in cupboard tho not looking so appetising now! I may have to invest in some ginger beer if the coke doesnt work, anythings worth a try. Would welcome feeling hungry at the moment.

      Went for a brisk walk, didnt help the nausea but lifted my spirits a bit. It def helps hearing from people who have been through this minefield of feelings and side effects and come through the other side.

      Thanks again xx

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      I text a friend earlier today and part of it should have said "just saying, haha" and it was sent as "hysterical lay, hag".  Mmmmm......?

      I agree that talking on here certainly helps.  Its good to hear we're not alone and good to hear others experiences too.

      I think this is such a dreadful illness, making people feel so alone and isolated, so it's good talking to folk who are going through the same.

      I walk a lot too, and find it's so good for the mood.  I love being outside.

       

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      Haha that made me smile as its the kind of thing I send to people by mistake- good old predictive text!

      X feels good to smile:-)

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