Depression

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I am on fluoxetine 40m just the higher dose last Friday, before I was on 20m , I have been on fluoxetine for just over four weeks, yesterday I felt good and was able to eat, but today I have gone backwards, has anyone else had a good day and then a not so good day, this has happened a few times now, just be interested if anyone else has felt the same.

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    hi shadow19, i can't believe doctors still give this rotten drug out! i absolutely refuse to take ANY antidepressants now, because they cause so many problems. i think feeling up and down is part of the course and getting used to it, if you've had it a while then it's possible it's not right for you. i hope you get this sorted. have you thought about any alternatives to drugs? mindfulness or yoga for instance? it's worth thinking about as sometimes antidepressants don't work!

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      This drug has worked for me in the past, so I have faith that it will work again, there are many many people antidepressant have worked for and I am one of them, I have fully recovered in the past and felt like myself again.

      I am to old at 77 to be doing yoga, but thank you for your advise.

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      hi shadow 19 I was on 20mg of fluoxetine for a long time. I was upped to 40mg in January as so much upset and turmoil in my life. 4 weeks seems a bit soon to feel full effects so dont worry .it was about 6-8 weeks before I felt like me again. I sometimes thought I felt ok then boom suddenly I wasnt so it takes time to start working properly. hang in there and I'm sure you will get there. good luck and sending hugs xx

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      Thank you, its good to get some re-assurance.

      Yes I think like most people that have depression, you just want to feel better, my biggest problem is no appetite, and sleeping problems, I do take the 40m in a split dose morning and noon, last night I did sleep much better than before, so hoping it will be the same tonight.

      Its nice to know that others have been the same a good day then not so good.

      Love to hear from you anytimeX

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    Dear Shadow . . . my days of having to experiment are kind of behind me but I know that everyone who goes onto medication has to have these times where the drug is new and has to be 'tried out'.

    Please do not become worried or confused though. Over time you will stabilize with a medication that's right for you. It may be that the one you're trying out now will turn out to be the right one for you.

    Good luck

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