Feelings Can't be Right-Depression/Anxiety

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I have been on Fluoxetine for almost seven weeks now. I've heard that it takes awhile to make a difference but these feelings I feel can't be right. Daily, I'm unmotivated-hard to get up and do anything. I am spacey and somewhat disoriented. I never had these issues previous to the meds I've been prescribed to treat the anxiety which I believe led to depression. How do people survive these oppressive feelings? I am a single parent and it's so imperative I get back to being a mom, working and supporting my child but I am just so low. My mother is helping me, doing more than she should ever have to do at 78. I worry she will pass and I'll be stuck like this, unable to function. These feelings surely will go, won't they...this is taking forever....so sad and frustrated; demoralized and depressed.

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    Hi kim they can take about 8 weeks to start having a good effect .im a single mum too and the added pressure to be well makes anxiety worse. Id say give them another week or so providing ur not suicidal or anything. Then if no change u may nd something different or a higher dose. Hugs. Going thru the same xxx ur not alone x :0)
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    Hi kim my advice is the same as amandas but if your not feeling any better at all then go back to your gp it seems like forever when your waiting for your tablets to work but there is light at the end of the tunnel its just a matter of time and remember to keep in touch with your gp if you dont tell them how you feel they wont know. Hope your feeling better soon
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      Thank you...I feel like it's been such a roller coaster ride with no relief; I honestly don't think my gp can help. I've had the worst luck with doctors. People on this site often say to give it months...I'm almost to seven weeks I believe...just hard to live through this.

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    Hopefully these sensations soon should become less, you should be getting the benefits. Give another week then make an appointment and discuss with your GP

    You should be calming down and start to function better. Has your GP arranged any CBT for you.

    Try Mindfulness, that is a Relaxation Technique, you will get instructions on the web.

    If you feel the need to check on your side effects, look on the NHS CHOICES website. under medications A to Z, and put your mind to rest

    BOB

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      Hey kim i have only recently found a dr who has a genuine compassion regarding mental health & is so caring & has made me feel i can do this i can make it. & ive had 3 inpatient stays on psychi units since 2000 but none since 2008. I know with help already from this forum we will all get there anxiety is just awful. Talk as much as u need to xxx

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      Thank you Amanda....did you experience any of these symptoms and are still waiting, pushing through? This just seems never ending and painful; never knew moods could hurt....
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      Unsure as to wether my moods hurt as such kim. But my anxiety physically hurts. Causes irritabity i cant at tyms sit still. My stomachs in knots etc xx wat hurts is my own thoughts telling me im not a good mum or i shud be doing more when im not motivated but i know in my rational sides im doing a grt job giving my daughter all i didnt have.. wat kind of pain seems to be your biggest prob @ mo due to ur moods? X
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      Hi...I think it's just that I've had no periods of feeling like myself since I started meds...I felt better with just panic attacks and no meds...felt I could think more clearly...Now, my moods shift all the time...tearful some days, flat and agitated the next or high anxiety...it's unlivable...I have no good doctor either...so frustrating.

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      God it must be xx i think maybe fluoxetine may not be the ryt one for u after all. Dont just stop tho that cld make u worse. Can u find another practice??? This needs sorting start to get u back to yrself xxx
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      I was hoping it would work; many have said 8-12 weeks should feel better but this is for the birds...I hate not feeling well...I'm sorry for your anxiety too as I suffer that as well....I pray for intervention; that we will be freed of these conditions....I appreciate your support.

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      U too. I also hope for that. Sooner rather than later. People have advised me that the gym helps whist awaiting meds to work. I hate it so no gud for me dont know if ur well enough for that yet ir if u are apparently it works wonders??? Xx who knows :0)
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