Feeling AWFUL week 5 on flux with my first period!

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Oh my gosh I feel awful. I've been doing pretty well really starting on 4mg of flux and gradually increasing to 15mgs. I'm 5.5 weeks in and have been on 15mgs for 5 days.

I'm on flux for hormones issues, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and OCD. As soon as my period came I felt awful! Worse then I've felt for months - even before the meds.

I've got constant burning sensations like anxiety. Extremely emotional and unable to sleep. Can't believe it I thought I was getting over the side effects. Since I've been sick, I do get bad around my periods but this is like out of control. Uggggh!

Xo

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    Hey Pipk! I had the same issue. My first period on this med was a little over a week ago and I couldn't believe how sick it made me feel. It really set me back. Hormones were all over the place, depression and anxiety got bad, and I just felt sick all over. Way worse than it ever was before the fluoxetine. I don't know if this is something that will settle for us or if it's the new "normal"? REALLY hoping it will settle. I'm sorry you're feeling so bad, it's the pits. Xxx

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      Hi Jennifer, that's really interesting!! It better not be the new normal as I feel horrible. So strange. I usually have heavy periods and painful periods as I have endometriosis.

      But this one is painful and hardly no blood and I just feel so many emotions and really out of it. So scary. Xx

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      I'm sorry you're in so much pain. That's rough. I've read on here of some other people having trouble with their periods once getting on the flux so I guess it's somewhat normal? I have my yearly checkup with my gyno this Friday and I'm going to ask her what I should expect. I hope this passes quickly for you. Xxx

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      I'm so sorry Pipk. It sucks. I felt awful for a good 3-4 days at the beginning of my period, and then when it was ending I had another couple days of feeling bad, although not quite as severe as the beginning. I felt wretched. Exhausted and just sick all over. It's no fun at all. Hang in there xxx.

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    Hey kid, I promise you each period will get better. My first was awful second was bad next we better and better! Hang I there it's worth it!!

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      Hi Becky. Was your first like out of control bad? I feel so awful. Like when I first came off birth control. But my periods had got better and more balanced.
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      Hi Jennifer, thanks for checking. I got my period on saturday and saturday,Sunday and Monday were horrendous. Felt so out of it, couldn't stop crying for no reason and so sick.

      Tuesday was still bad but slightly better and today still feel still bad but maybe slightly better. So crazy. How long did you feel terrible for when had period? Xx how are you going? Is your anxiety getting better?

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      I'm glad it's starting to get a little better. I felt sick for several days...at least 3-4. Then when my period was ending I felt sick again but it wasn't as bad. I seriously thought the medicine had stopped working or something, it was terrible. I hope it is better for both of us next month.

      I'm doing well! 7 weeks tomorrow. Anxiety is much improved, but certain situations still make me anxious. I'm trying to learn to calm myself and that's getting easier. Other than feeling rotten on your period, how have you been adjusting to the fluox?

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      Oh thanks Jennifer. Helps me to know. I keep getting lots of burning in my chest, I think it's an anxiety thing but not sure.

      So hope I feel better soon and hope our periods aren't like this next month.

      I'm glad to hear your anxiety is getting better that's great, yay!!

      I don't feel any real positive effects yet I don't think. Not sure if it's because I've been slowly increasing so haven't been settled on a dose. I'm on 15 now and will go up to 20 then stay there for quite some time! So hope it starts working soon!! Hope you see even more improvements too

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    Your welcome! By the third one it will be like night and day even the second one is much better then the first!! I started my meds in august and now I forget it's time to get it. I remember cuz I get a little moody and I have to go

    Look and see if it's time!! Get some sun that's helps too! I use to lay in my driveway or hammock for a hr or so!

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