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Hi, I am currently on 10 mg of fluoxetine daily for PMDD and general anxiety. After just 2 weeks, I noticed a dramatic improvement in my moods and anxiety. I also noticed decreased appetite and minimal weight loss, but this hasn’t concerned me too much. I was feeling so calm and doing great until I completed my fourth week on fluoxetine. Right at 4 weeks, I began to experience diarrhea once or twice every morning. No pain or cramping, just the diarrhea. Today is the sixth day of the morning diarrhea, and last night I experienced what I’m assuming was a panic attack. I’ve never had panic attacks in the past. My primary care physician and my pharmacist both said that the fluoxetine can’t be causing the diarrhea at 4 weeks because if I was going to experience side effects, they would have started at 2 weeks. I’ve been looking online all week trying to figure this out, and I came across this site. I’m wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience with side effects, specifically diarrhea, beginning after taking fluoxetine for 4 or more weeks? I’m wondering if I should discontinue the fluoxetine or stick with it. I’d appreciate any insight anyone might have. Thank you!
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