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Hey all, brand new poster here. I really need all your help and input. I am brand new to anxiety and depression, and to be honest i am scared out of my mind with how i have been feeling. I always feel down, am having uncomfortable and scary thoughts, and feel withdrawn from the world. I cant even relax at home. My mind is constantly on edge. Anyway, i just started taking 20 mg fluoxitene 2 days ago and feel like my anxiety and depression is getting worse. I know its early and i read all the struggles people are having even 6-8 weeks after starting. But i feel so terrible now, having to wait that long sounds impossible. How do you all get through this first period?

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    I know what your going through wouldn’t wish this awfull illness on any one I’ve suffered for years was on Prozac a few years ago with good results been back on them for 3 weeks after taking sertraline for 7 months without success forgot how awfull the side effects were but do notice a slight improvement just not quick enough hold in I’m sure we’ll get there it’s the physical symptoms that drag me down stay strong happy to chat and support you x
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    The main helpful thing is trying to stay busy any way you can.  I’m in 8 weeks, and just starting to feel better.  It takes a long time but you can do it.  We are all in the same boat here.
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    Hold on in there. I am at six and half weeks and just starting to feel a tiny bit better. The support on this forum has got me through some bad days. I didn’t discover them until a few weeks ago and wish I had earlier. The side effects seem worse than the illness sometimes but I really believe these tablets will work xx
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    Hi TPAP,

    I’m early days too (3 weeks).  So I dont have a lot of great advice yet - but I want to support you.

    This group has been invaluable to me. I had anxiety and vertigo just hit one day - not a clue what it was, thought I was dying. Nope, it’s been rough, but I’m still here. Doc started me on Prozac 20MG and I felt better a few days after that. The side effects started the next week. I feel like they are starting to get better now... I have better days and then feel like I’m back at he beginning again. The crappy days are difficult, but don’t give up. I believe that we are going to come out on the other side of this. 

    I understand being scared, I still am. I’m too new to help much, but you are in the right place.  Nice people here.

    Take care - and HANG in there. These folks tell me it is going to get better. I’ve gotten great advice and god support here.

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    HI. Stick with it.  It takes a few weeks to get into your system but it’s great I feel so much better sleep bit messed up but worth it.  Immmuch more relaxed and happy I’m a lot more content and my marriage is back on track.  You will be fine.   Polly xx
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