Fluoxetine (prozac) 6 weeks in

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Just updating my experience with my last attempt at finding a state that I am okay to live in, I was prescribed fluoxetine 6 weeks ago. Side effects have pretty much subsided but I still feel pretty horrendous at least once a day for a while. Is it worth carrying on and waiting or is it just not going to work?

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    Hi i would wait personally at least another 2 weeks xx prozacs been a lifesaver for me for many yrs at diff doses. But i did suffer many side effects for the first 8-10 weeks. If its manageable hold out c if u can manage as trying a new one altogether brings maybe another set of side effects possibly but maybe in a couple of weeks u may feel much better. Hope the same for u as it was for me xxx good luck ;0)
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    Hi It took me 3 months to make Fluoxetine to work for me.But I was left to suffer for 6 years. I have tried other medication some space me out so much I could not leave my home. Some meds did nothing  for me. It is worth going back to your GP.

    Fluoxetine does take a long time to work.

     Lynne

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      Hi Amanda

      I do agree with you I have been taking since 2015 and no side effects. I have spoken to a lot of people and it does seem to suit Women more than Men. But as I said before I was left to suffer for 6 years. I did ask for help but nobody wanted to listen they thought it was all in my head.

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      Oh blimey. Xxx yes it definately is different for everyone so id suggest wow go to the gp if worried b4waiting tha general up to 12 weeks xx glad u finally got one to suit u lynne xx
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    Hi, just wondered if you have had a look at the Prozac forum?

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/browse/fluoxetine-2787

    It can take a while for ADs to work, and what suits one person doesn't necessarily suit another. If you are at all concerned, you should speak to your GP; he/she should also be able to advise on work. Its difficult when it comes to work, as your personal circumstances combined with medical advice will help in your decision making.

    Good luck

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