Fluoxetine 40 mg slow recovery?

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I started fluoxetine Nov 14 20 mg then a week later was increased to 40mg

I was hospitized due to

My panic in the mornings, Nausea diarrhea.  Evenings are much better. 

I am working at remaining positive. 

I am seeing improvements  I have to work at it (and am doing a great job and will Contunue to!!! I am getting better!) 

Mornings are a struggle.  Anyone have any words of wisdom?  This is exhausting.  Motivation will be better? 

Any support or words of wisdom would be very much appreciated. 

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    Hi Melinda,

    Me too.  I switched from Sertraline (Zoloft.). I was on it for 5 weeks, 3 days, but could not handle the anxiety it caused.  Yesterday was my first day on this and I feel worse right now.  The Dr said switching will not be starting over.  I hope not, it is a daily struggle for me to.

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      We are not alone!  It so great to have found this site.  I have felt so alone!   

      We will get there! 

      Let’s all try to put positive statements out even if it’s hard!

      I had to look after 3 kids this morning (mine) on my own for the first time for longer than like 45?mins    I haven’t been able to do that for weeks.  Small progression. It was tough. I’m exhausted but I did it!!

      What about meditating. Is anyone else trying meditation? 

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      I do yoga 3 days a week (I force myself to go,) or I try to walk. When I have bad anxiety I walk a lot.
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    I am again just so grateful to have found this site.   We need all the support we can get right now!

    We are in this together and will certainly be succeful! 

    I switched from

    Citalopram to ciprelax and then the doc switched me to Prozac because he thought the nausea I was having was from the ciprelax.  Turns out it’s just anxiety and I feel like I’m pregnant 3/4 of the day with morning sickness.   So yucky.  But improving!!! On the way to healthy!!

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      Omg!!! That is how I feel! I feel pregnant for most of the day!!! The nausea is awful!!!

      We will all get to feeling better soon! It’s so weird that a medicine that is suppose to make us feel better can make us feel so bad!!!

      Kati

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      Hi kati.. Yes I ve taken two pregnancies tests all negative. But feel so pregnant with all the nausea. To top it off I get bad diarrhea.
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    How’s everyone feeling today?

    My stomach is growling but I’m

    A bit nauseous and I feel exhausted even though I just woke up.  

    Better than waking up last week though so that’s improvement.  

    I wish I had an appetite. It worries me. 

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      Morning Melinda, 

      I'm struggling a little bit this morning but I'm better than yesterday, I think. Not as much anxiety right now but I can't bring myself to get out of bed. Stomach is growling also but no appetite!!! 

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      Exact same boat.  Need to get out of bed.   We can do this!  Fake it till we make it!!!  
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      Got up, ate breakfast, worked on some laundry, wrapped some Christmas presents and anxiety started going through the roof. So now I took a xanax and am laying in bed. I hate this feeling, hate feeling panicky, and ready for this to be over. Please tell me Prozac will kick in and take this away!!! 
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      Yes we can do this . Just think of people who dont have depression nor anxiety. Even they have their bad days and struggle. We feel guilty when we feel down. I know its hard but one step at a time. God is with us.
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    I got up. Went to an counselling apt then sat in the parking lot for 45 minutes before I managed to leave parking lot. 

    Came home. Started laundry too. Started wrapping presents and am now almost mid panic attack here.  I keep bursting out in tears. 

    Need to get the gifts away before kids get home 

    Prozac will work.  Time will be our friend.  

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      I hope you're right... I need this to work. I'm so tired of struggling. At least you can cry. For me crying is such a release and relieves some anxiety. I feel I'm so panicky all the time I can't let go and just cry! 

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    I know how hard it is . I have 3 kids my husband tries to understand but I know its frustrating for him.
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