fluoxetine

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Hi . Joyce here. my G>P> has just prescribed fluoxetine for hot flushes. I was on hrt for 10 years. I am quite appriensive about taking this, because of the side effects. can anyone advise me please?

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    Hi Joyce i have been on this for 6 weeks for hot flushes and they have definitely slowed down i used to get at least 11 in the day and more at night now i get about 2 in the day and 2 at night so i would stick with it, I havent had any other side effects, i used to take them in the afternoon but found i was a little sleepy so now take them after my evening meal and i sleep much better too, stick with it if you can what side effects areyou experiencing?

    T

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    Hi tanya. thanks for reply. I only had them yesterday, so wont have any side effects yet. i just had not heard anything about using them for hot flushes thats was my concern at first. then I read all the side effects and was shocked to hear so many. But on the other hand I have been feeling rather down for a while and I am thinking 2 birds with 1 stone so to spe.ak
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    HI Joyce, You're not alone. My GP prescribed fluoxetine for severe night sweats due to menopause and it's been working wonderfully. Normally I would not even consider taking this type of medication but I was at my wits end have soaked through my bed sheets and comforter more nights than not. I've been taking 10 mg every other night for about 3 months now and have only had night sweats about once per month. It's amazing. The doctor did warn me that there would be side effects for about 2 weeks but if you can get past them they will go away. For the first week I slept like a baby but had cravings for hamburgers and by the end of the week I felt pretty spaced out. That was with taking 10 mg per night. We reduced it to 10 mg every other night and the side effects went away and so did the night sweats. Good luck. I hope it works for you too. Sonja
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    Thanks sonja. that means alot to me. hope  and light at the end of the tunnel. best wishes to you
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