DRINK MORE WATER

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Hi, I have been taking Fuoextine on and off for a couple of years and have found that many of my side effects are reduced dramatically by drinking a lot more water. I worked this out because I noticed I was urinating a lot more and was having almost delerium type episodes in early stages of sleep at night. I have found that drinking more makes my sleep episodes disappear and I think it has had a positive effect on the upside of the drug - getting rid of the depression. BUT YOU HAVE TO DRINK A LOT - about 2 litres of water a day - not tea or coffee or coke etc. they all make it worse. Try it and I bet many of you will feel the side effects reduce. Good Luck smile !

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    Hi it's me again. I should add that I was having to take Omeprazole as well to control acid stomach problems but drinking the water stopped that as well. I do hope it works for you both. Regards. Nick
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    Hi was wondering if each time you started fluoxetine if you had the same side effects? Or did it take longer to work?
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      Hi Nicole, interesting question. I think the honest answer is "possibly". The first time was brilliant and initially I was happy to put up with the side effects. However i eventually took the plunge and came off it because of them. Subsequently i have been on and off a couple of times. Each "off" was driven by the side effects. I think each "on" produced a less dramatic more measured up and down side think. I have got them under control now so have no plans to come off if things stay the way they are.

      Nick

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      Like the first time I started them I don't remember such dramatic side effects. This time I had jaw clenching, increasing anxiety, and shaking feeling. I think I have more anxiety prior to start them too though.
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    thanks for the tip. I have been drinking lots of water throughout the day, like few bottles of 600ml but still find myself constantly tired all the time. I will try cutting down on the caffeine side and see if it would make any difference

    cheers,

    Siska

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