Fluoxetine… started just going on 3 weeks ago.

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Hi all

i just came across this site while looking up info on fluoxetine cause i started it going on 3 weeks ago . i was prescribed it cause i suffer anxiety and panic disorder. im suffering extremely bad anxiety and panic daily i feel all weird in the head i feel off balance when i walk and ill feel sick on and off during the day. i hate this i just want to be normal. after i was prescribed this and i started taking it i was like finally im going to get some relief im finally starting to get somewhere but at the moment i dont feel like that. is all this oanic and anxiety normal i do t know what to think anymore.

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    Hi Lyndall

    I am on Fluoxetine week 9. Everything that you have describe is normal, that's how Fluoxetine works, unfortunately very slow and kind of makes you feel worse before you will start to feel better. Week 1-2 no noticeable changes, kind of calm; week 3-5 side effects have kicked in - feeling weird, confused, anxiety through the roof, depression, nausea ( lost 6 kilos), insomnia, night sweats, feeling like this will never end and i will stuck in this state forever.. Week 6-8 start to have some good moments and mostly better in evening. Week 9 and it is getting better..slowly but it does. Be patient and know IT IS ONLY TEMPORARY. You will get better 😃

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