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Hi, I have joined this for support more than anything really. I have been taking fluoxetine for 2 weeks now for anxiety and depression after having my 2nd baby 5 weeks ago. I was on fluoxetine after my first child for about a year and I don't think I am as bad this time round however I am still feeling anxious and panicky and like I'm lost and so alone despite having 2 children that need looking after.
I am on 20mg a day and I take it at 8am every morning and seem to be able to function in the mornings but afternoons I feel sad and nervous/anxious and can't handle being on my own with the kids so my mum and mother in law take turns in being with me. I just want it to end so I can stop being a burden on people and be able to enjoy my 2 beautiful girls and be happy again.
I know only 2 weeks in is nothing and I will definitely keep going with the tablets as I know they worker last time but I can't remember how long it took for me to feel normal/happy.
I have filled in a form online to self refer myself for counciling yesterday so if they ring me I hope to benefit from that. My health visitor is supportive and I have an amazing husband and family around offering support but I still can't feel happy and feel like I am always crying to them.
I am wondering if I need to up my dose and if that will create worse side effects if I do. Any advise or just some words from someone who understands would be appreciated. Lorna x
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