Lovan (fluoxetine) having side effects and panic attacks

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Hi Ive been on fluoxetine for two weeks so far. I've had two panic attacks which dr thinks they were triggered by alcohol and caffeine, never had a problem before!

Also I've been in bed for nearly two weeks, have anxiety haven't been to the gym just want to sleep... I feel foggy everyday... But my dr says to stick to it! How long?????

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    Takes time for your body to adjust

    So hang in there and give it more time it's different for each person but takes up to a couple of months but it would be the same thing with any medication

    It helps to take at night before bed you can sleep off a lot of side effects

    If you haven't already read some of the comments on the forums on this site they're really helpful to read about what to expect and what others are dealing with

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      Hi Sarah how long did it take to work for you? I'm so over it... I hate feeling lazy and useless
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      Been on my increased dose for about a month I have very little side effects now body's seem to be adjusted to it now

      Was really rough at first but I was determined to stick it out I'm glad I did

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    Prozac can cause anxiety, but it passes. I'm starting over on it because I started on 10 mg and I thought that would be low, but evidently not. I had headaches and nausea too. I'm going to start on 2.5mg. this time. I took it years ago and it never bothered me. I guess my body chemistry changed.
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    I don't know how long but I am day 13 and experiencing the same thing so f this helps to make you feel normal then I'm here because I feel awful too xxxx
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      Hi Lauren, I just want to lie in bed all day!! I haven't been to the gym in a week... I'm starting to wonder if this is the right medication for me. I'm scared of putting on weight too
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      I went back after 7 days because I felts shaky sweaty a lot banging heads... He told me to stick with it read all side affects so stayed with it.. I have had some good days and again I could simply be over tired and that's why I've been off today. I was opposite to you I didn't want to leave the house but was agitated so took my time and blocking my thoughts be cleaning and I mean deep cleaning.. Was agitated and couldn't sit still like I was whizzing everywhere. All that's calmed down.. I haven't put weight on as yet but first week I didn't eat much at all half way threw second week I was a pig.. Now I'm just back to normal. You will get there lovely you will just be positive but if you feel the same in 3 weeks I would defiantly recommend you go back even if it's for reassurance off your own doctor but honestly I think it's all the progress of us getting better always here xx
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      You are certainly not useless either ! Or lazy! It's your body needing time to rest and adjust to new meds mental illness unfortunately isn't seen so people don't understand I don't think unless they have been threw it.. Have people close to them who have or are health professionals trained in it.. We are who were are and you know at your best your not this person concentrate on the positives and try and turn negatives into a positive I know it's hard but we will get there and having eachother is reassurance in itself always here xx
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    Today I went to the gym!!! I decided not to have my tablet in the morning so just had a week coffee and did Pilates and yoga!! When I woke up this morning I was anxious and worrying about going I was scared.... But I got through it. I felt detached at the gym though in my own bubble.. I hope I can get to the gym tomorrow I've read ppl have progressed then regressed while getting used to the medication. I think I had a hallucination this morning, I thought there was a potato on my chopping board but it was a bread roll that was making for kids lunches!! Lol

    I still feel average but I hope I start feeling good soon

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