fluoxetine motivation at a all time low.

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I just started taking fluoxetine been about 10 days now. I dont feel nervous or depressed anymore but i just feel so lazy, ive not been goin to work but just sitting around watchin tv, will this last forever?

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    I'm on week 4 or 5 I feel less motivated don't go the gym as much I do go to work it's the only thing that keeps me sane lol stick with it you have to fight it my gp told me this would happen and you don't feel 100% until 6 weeks plus good luck smile
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    I'm on day 9 and am too feeling a lack of motivation, although I don't know if this is the tabs or just me!!?! . I am trying to keep myself busy but sometimes I just want to go to bed and do nothing. I'm trying to make plans with other people so I make sure I get out. I'm not going to work now, but that's because I was freaking out there and to be honest I think it upset too many other people. From everything I've read I think we need to stick with it. For most it seems the worst of the side effects are over with 2-3 weeks but it may take another 2-3 weeks to feel actually ok?! I'm told that long term, it's worth it! Good luck guys, keep us updated.
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    Im glad theres a hope this side effect will just go away after a while but this is gonna be tough. I feel like a robot right now with no real emotions. Good luck to all.
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    Stick with it Shaun, you can do this. But it might be worth another trip to your docs, even if it's just to discuss your feelings and get some reassurance that they are normal. right there with ya buddy!
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    Hi all fellow sufferers

    I'm on year 6 of this drug and yes the feeling of being 'out of it' will pass. See my post on 'strange side effects' for more info. I would also add advice given to me by an ex sufferer that i forgot to add to that post:

    Take a vitamin B12 supplement as this is a vitamin lacking in us sufferers.

    Try and walk in the fresh air for at least 10 mins (when it isn't raining hopefully).

    Best wishes to you all.

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    Over 2 weeks now and am back at work but i am having horrendous panic attacks i honestly feel like a nervous wreck and i cant think straight. I hope this won last muxh longer. Would appreciate if anyone can relate

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