Fluoxetine side effects..

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I've been taking these for a while now and since I started taking them I have had the following side-effects:

-headaches

-nausea

-tiredness

-weakness

-feeling dizzy

-feeling jittery

-loss of appetite

-tremors

-feeling hot

-mood changes

-swallowing difficulties

I've looked on the NHS website and some of these are common side effects and some aren't so common, but sometimes they have gotten so bad that I am having to stop my daily life just to get back up or to just re-charge and with having to be at work I am struggling with it and I don't know how I will manage when I go back to college and placement Monday.

Do you think I need to contact the doctors ASAP or do I need to try and give them more time to work?

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    Hi ya,

    Most of them side affects you listed are normal for the first 2 weeks of taking Fluoxetine but I dont know about the swallowing difficulties and feeling hot, im not a doc but they sound like you could be allergic. If your worried check with your doctor.

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    I went on prozac to get off of effexor (which is an awful nightmare). Fluoxetine gives me worse anxiety, sick to my stomach, diarhea, headaches, stiff muscles, crazy dreams, vertigo, blurred vision and i feel tired all the time. It seems i sleep more than i am awake. I am slowly going off of this pill. I am hoping it doesn't take long. I also have a hard time breathing. Not sure if that is from the effexor yet or the prozac. I feel a mess. My family is having health issues and i need to be alert & strong for them but the way I am now I feel useless. Anyone feeling these withdrawl symptoms or is it just me? Will they last long? I do sweat just my armpits, hands & feet but am cold. Very weird.

    I have taken atleast 28 different pills for PTSD, GAD, Depression and agoraphobia. All comes from an abusive childhood. And some from menopause. Not a good thing to go thru in my family. Women do suffer terribly. I am either allergic to anti-depressants, they give me heart problems or worse anxiety. I am on Ativan. The part of not beiong able to breath is the worst. Anyone else go thru any of this. I could use some words of encouragement! Thank you!!

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    I myself was on Fluoxetine and suffered some side affects but nothing like the ones you are suffering.

    You should go back to your doctor and explain the side affects you are suffering and ask to change them.

    I did just that and am now on sertraline which so far have I have found to be very good with no side affects.

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    Hi, thanks for replying guys!

    I went back to the doctor and he said it was normal, they lasted ages, so I took my self of of them, they went away pretty quickly after that! So at current I'm not using anything for my depression or SH, as they said I couldn't get any help unless I was on the tablets!

    Thanks for your time to reply guyssmile

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