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Can fluoxetine cause siezures in people that have never had them? I've been on it for 3 months and a little more now. I'm terrified of having a siezure and wanted to know if it could cause one or cause epilepsy or anything like that? My brother has epilepsy but we think it's from football. Nobody else in the family has anything like that. Please post positive things!!! As I'm terrified of this!

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    Never heard of them causing seizures (unless you already have been diagnosed with them prior to using but I doubt any doctor would prescribe) yes the list of side effects is extensive but the worse thing you can get is serotonin syndrome but this is caused by mixing medications
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    I have never heard of it causing seizures at all. I suffer from anxiety, panic, stress and some depression and was given prozac 8 days ago but as of yet I dont feel any results. I know this stuff takes time to build up. My anxiety is health anxiety so I have had a host of health issues lately that I am hoping are resolved when I can finally stop stressing and having anxiety attacks.

    The second day i took it I felt a bit at ease for a couple hours. My head felt clearer and my stress and anxiety was lifted but 2 hours later back to the nonsense.

    Right now I am having every side affect you can possibly get from these pills. I'm hoping will pass soon

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    I've been on them for 6 weeks and I feel great, yes side effects were awful but I have no anxiety or panic's took me 4 weeks to feel the full effect but stick with it

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      Thank you both! And can I ask how much you're on? I started off with 10 then went up to 15 and now I feel a lot better. Almost to the point where I don't have to take anymore Xanax for my anxiety cause of how much better I feel. I'm 21 and went from having bad panic attacks alllllll day longggg and feeling hopeless cause I didn't want to take medicine to now and I feel so much better. I still have the Hazey foggy feeling most of the time but I'm hoping that goes away soon. It takes time for sure. It's been 3 months and I just started to feeling almost completely normal.

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    The changes are a gradual process, my last side effect to go was not being able to get too sleep, but now no problem although I do wake up early. I can say it's the best thing I done (even though I hated the idea of taking them)

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    I am on 20mg per day I take it as soon as I get up not at night as it made me stay awake when I went too bed
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      Do you ever get weird feelings in your head?? That's why I get so scared I might have a siezure or something. Sometimes I get weird feelings I can't explain in my head or the back of my head and it scares me. ;(

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      It's probably your fight or flight hormones especially cortisol hormone, when it happens take deep breath hold for 4 seconds & release (do this 3 time) breathing this way is a good way for your body & mind to feel calmer

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    I switched mine from morning to night because it doesn't affect my sleep at all. Taking it n the morning has resulted in me feeling like garbage at work and for the last 9 days i struggled at work because all I kept thinking about was how bad I felt.

    Last night about 7pm I took it and then went to bed and woke up not feeling so crappy. Still have wide affects but overall the nausea was not really as bad as taking it in the day

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