Fluoxetine 20mg Day 2

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I've felt so detached from my family and husband for so long (kids are 16 and 5) been through many stressful things, also busy working etc so put it down to that then thought put it down to perimenopause but that was ruled out.

feeling of knotting in my tummy constantly, anger, sadness, confusion, detachment, no sex drive, dragging myself through life with a smile but feeling dead and sad inside. finally spoke to the GP, had a good talk and agreed i should start 20mg of Fluoxetine, day 2 obviously very early but i have no appetite and thought of food makes me feel ill forcing some things down, did anyone have this to start off with? also not the best sleeper (also thanks to my kids!) and worried ill get insomnia or something? love overthinking


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    Hi Sara

    that's the way i felt when i decided to start Fluoxetine. I went through nausea, lost of appetite, crazy increased anxiety, insomnia, night sweats and another 100 symptoms.

    They are side effects, your body is adjusting to meds and they will pass.

    How old are you .? And why doctor ruled out perimenopause? There is no accurate test to prove you are in perimenopause because hormones fluctating all the time.!

    Msg me privately if you like to chat about it

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    yes Sarah this is all normal it will get a bit challenging for a few weeks but keep going im 10 weeks on Tuesday have increased to 50 4 weeks ago so going through it all again but you will get better yes it effects your appetite and stomach and sleep untill you adapt to the medication

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