Looking for support at 8 weeks :)

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Hi all! First time posting here. I started on Prozac about 8 weeks ago, this is my 3rd week on 30mg. I'm suffering from anxiety and also PTSD (my family lost their house in a flood about 10 months ago) and sleeping is really difficult for me. I either wake up in the middle of the night or have anxious nightmares that make me feel like I haven't even slept. The nightmares still haven't really subsided, but I am seeing gradual improvements. My obsessive thoughts are lessoning a bit, I'm not nauseous in the morning, and I'm not feeling like I could cry at any second. I notice little things more. I had a moment last week where I just felt peaceful and content in the moment, probably for about 2 hours, but then was met with more anxiety later that evenining.

I feel so up and down and it feels like I'll never get better. This week I feel like I've backslided, waking up anxious, not sleeping even more, obsessive thoughts.

I've read a bunch on this message board that this is normal, that it takes a while, but has anyone had this feeling before? Like it's just taking so long and your mind is exhausted with dealing with this?

Need some support please 😃

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    It is a very slow process. I have been on fluox for 6 months (60mg at present) and it's only very recently that I have felt better (touch wood). You may get the odd week when you feel fine but I found it's a case of two steps forward and one step back for a good few months. Hold it out, you will get there eventually I'm sure.


    • Posted

      Thanks Brad, that's really encouraging. It's just hard the ups and downs as I'm sure you know 😃

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      Hi Brad

      Your posts are so supportive and kind, that what all of us need here.. How is your recovery going on Fluoxetine? I would love to hear update from you, thank you

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