PMDD, crazy hormones.. can fluoxetine overpower?

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Hi! Just needing some reassurance really. I've had s terrible year since coming off contraception and have developed PMDD and OCD it's been a nightmare. My hormones are crazy. I have loads of physical symptoms too.

Anyway just looking for some positive stories of getting better from PMDD with the help of meds? I've been on flux for 9 weeks now and not feeling any better especially around my period. I did start really low on 5mgs and have only just got to 20 and have been on that for 1.5 weeks. I have my period and am feeling terrible and like I will never get better!

Thank you


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    4 to 5 weeks before Prozac dose is felt and it will get worse before better, trust me. Half life of Prozac longer than any there anti depressants,
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    Oh Pip, I'm so sorry! I was hoping this month might be better for you. Maybe once the 20 mgs get settled you will finally see some improvement? Xxx

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      Thanks Jennifer. Yes my period is being very light and not like my period at all. Weird. Probably due to the hormonal stuff I had going on before meds.. how are you doing?? Xx
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      I'm actually having to come off of the fluoxetine. It just hasn't been very good for me. I saw a cardiologist today and he's pretty certain that it's causing my palpitations/irregular heartbeat that I've recently developed. So....after trying hard with it for 10 weeks, I'm going to start weaning this weekend.

      I hope that you can find a good balance. My hormones haven't been the same since starting the fluox. I'm hoping they'll settle back down when it's out of my system.



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