Fluoxetine ....I have been depressed for many months

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I have had a rough 3 years lost my Husband... then had a new relationship, think I was lonely looking for company, but he was the wrong company. Then last August had a knee op, took Tramadol, stopped them suddenly, didn't know to cut down, left me with anxiety, had various antidepresion tabs, but didn't agree with my thyroxine.... Went further down hill, just coming up to my 3 week on fluoxetine, have had these before, when my husband was very ill, didn't seem to get any side affects, but I am a lot worse this time, they have given me Diazepam to help while they get into my sysytem 3rd week tomorrow... I feel sometimes in the mornings that anxiety has gone worse  and I shake a little, at the moment hate bumping into people i know for fear they will ask How I am, I am bored in saying still not well, too proud for this, so I avoid the issue, is this normal, I am so fed up with myself, I just want laugh and be happy again, as I have gone down hill since last August, there dosen't seem to be any help out there, unless you pay.... The best part of my day is evenings, sleep then wake up with a dread of the day, not knowing what to do with myself. How long does, on average does it take to start kicking in....  love to hear from you all.... Hilary  smile

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    Your having a rough time Hilary.

    I think once your meds kick in it will give you some relief.

    Dont hide away get involved with family and friends.

    Consider therapy or support groups with people who have gone through similar things to you.

    Mental illness is not easy and there are no quick fixes but you are not alone

    this forum is excellent for support

    Stay Strongcool

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    Many thank for your reply.... and I am so glad I am on this forum, so many people have given me releive already my reading what they have gone through, and i know I am not alone, thanks again Lynne...... Hilary x
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    Hi I am sorry to hear of all you are going through.   It can take meds between 4-6 weeks to really kick in and begin to help,  so please be patient things will get better.  As for people asking you how you are,  most people are just being polite so the best thing to say is fine how are you? 

    I agree to look for help from your loved ones,  and hopefully they will support you.  Have hope that you will be feeling a lot better shortly.  x

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    Hi, hilary:  I am having the same problems as you.  Lost my husband 19 yrs. ago, got into a 14 yr. relationship, and now he is acting all weird.  Think he has found someone else.  I'm depressed all the time.  I've been on antidepressants for 40 yrs...have my good days and bad days...Lately, I feel sad and lonely all the time...I am in the USA...are you here or in the Uk...please message me if we could talk.  It costs too much to talk in different countries....Wishing you the best...HUGs.
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      Hi Carole,lovely to hear from you, I am sorry to hear your new relationship is not going well, that is more reason to show him that your better than this, and try and get yourself back strong again, i know it is not easy, you need to start to like yourself again, that's what I am trying to do,,,, By the way my Son is an American citizan... I go to Florida quite often.... My mother was born in Chicago...... Hilary x
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