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HI I am on week 2 of fluoxetine, 10mg, it's a green capsules with C28 on ,not feeling any better at the moment, still bad anxiety, rushing to loo, doe,s anyone no if this a good capsule to be on , or are there better one,s thank you

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    Mrs Susan, I am on week 24 and of those 12 weeks on 20 mg. This drug works but you have to go through so much to get better. I have been here once before and I know it works. You are at a very early point in the process. I too am still running to the loo and sometimes don’t make it. 

    Stay positive. I know it’s hard. 

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      Did you sleep well at the beginning, I am having rotten anxiety, need to wee lots, was you on 20mg from the start, was on escitalopram for 5 weeks but had to come off, because of side effects, so tired now as been waking up all night, in panic, but I cannot go back to sleep till about 4pm for a nap, no appertight, not sure if I can cope really
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      Susan, I sleep fine at night because I take a sleeping pill. I tried about 5 antidepressants for a short period of time before Flu. Each one made me so sick I had to stop. Then I started 5 mg of Flu then 10 and 15 and finally 20. I have been on 20 for 11 weeks and 23 weeks in All for the Flu. 

      Hang in there. It takes a long time. I am better but not nearly there yet. 

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      Can i ask what sleep medication you are on. Im also having sleeping problems. The anxiety wakes me up about 3am and i toss and turn the rest if the night. Im on end of my 9th week have not seen much improvement.
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      Sunnyinca, I take the generic for Ambien. Can’t remember the name of it. 

      My husband takes .5 of Clonazapam for sleep and has for years. His doc assured him that at that low dose, it is not addictive.  That is the same thing I take for this terrible anxiety. I take .25 up to 3 times a day as needed. I can’t tell that it does any good for me but it works well for him. Some people don’t want to take Ambien. 

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      Nacy...in the past i could cut the Klonapin into four small pieces and take it threw out the day. It seemed to help but now i have taken up to a half and it does nothing. Does Ambien help with anxiety?
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    Hi Mrs Susan,  I started 20mg back in November so I am now 6 months in. In my experience it took at least 12 weeks to see any difference at all, I had quite bad side effects- dizziness,increased anxiety,headaches and insomnia along with bloating stomach and bad diarrea. Only thing that bothers me now is the insomnia, I still wake up very early and cant get back to sleep but other than that I feel much better, no anxiety at all. you must be patient with this drug and it does work eventually. i take my dose first thing in the morning.
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      Myarip, do you remember how long the diarrhea hung around. It’s hard for me to leave the house. It’s not constant, but I don’t know when it will hit. 
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