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Hi everyone. I wonder if anyone can help me. I went to my doctor about a week ago, saying I felt depressed, so he asked me questions about my mood and my life etc etc, and I had do fill in a little survey thing, then he concluded that he thought I had quite bad depression. So, he prescribed me Fluoxetine (20mg a day) and I have been taking it for about 8 days now.
The first couple of days, I felt less tired, managed to wake up quite early, (but had trouble actually getting to sleep at night) and felt a little bit sick/ sometimes abit dizzy. I lost my appetite a bit as well.
But then, around day 5 of taking it, all of these physical side affects just seemed to dissapear. And I started sleeping excessively again, and got quite bad mood swings, ranging from being quite hyper and laughing one minute, to angry, or confused/ upset the next.
I'm also getting quite paranoid, like, for example, I keep on thinking that the doctor has just prescribed me placebo pills so he can try and fool me or something.
I've got another appointment with him next week, and I keep thinking that if I don't go back to him saying I've experienced the ''right'' set of side affects, that he'll think I was just lying about being depressed or something.
I also keep on getting quite violent thoughts of self harm. I've self harmed for 4 years, so that's not really anything new, but this is the first time I've started thinking about cutting on possibly more dangerous places (don't want to say where incase it triggers anybody or something) and am having thoughts of suicide, but was having suicidal thought before i went on the pills anyway, so it's hard to judge if they're still there because of the pills or not.
Is any of this normal? Should I tell my doctor about the self harm? Would there be any chance at all that I could be sectioned (which I really don't want.) Or would he have to inform any one else if i admitted to suicidal thoughts??
Sorry for such a long post. If anybody could possibly answer any these questions it would be gratefully appreciated.
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