Side effects after 4 weeks

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I've been taking 20 mg Fluoxetine for 4 weeks for anxiety and agoraphobia. Several times I have thought about stopping due to side effects and I'm just not sure whether to stick it out. My main problem is digestive issues - occasional loose stools, stomach ache, nausea and generally just feeling ill. They seem to come and go and some days are worse than others. Last night I woke up after a few hours sleep and just felt really awful - very jittery, anxious, upset stomach and my head, arms and legs feel very strange - not even sure how to describe them! I've had to phone in sick at work and still feel very weird now. Also have sweaty palms and feel as though my body can't cope with heat. Are these effects likely to go away? I want to ideally give it longer as I know it can take a couple of months before it starts to work, but can't cope if the side effects continue. Any advice?

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    Hi talla Iam sorry your having a hard time with side effects my advice to you is to stick it out it took me two months to work and the side effects went away worked wonders for three years best of luck to you
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      Thanks Crystal - I will try and stick it out in the hope I feel better. What dosage were you on and did you get more side effects as you increased the dosage?
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      Your welcome🙂I was on ten mg for several weeks then up to twenty and I stayed on twenty for three years and very happy on it,Iam hoping it works the same again so I'll see but yes def stick it out n the long run its worth it🙂
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    I'm getting ready to start on Prozac again. My anxiety was horrible. I'm already experiencing anxiety from coming off of Paxil because it stopped working. My doc is starting me on a very low dose this time of 2.5mg because I'm very sensitive to medication. They also want me to go on a low dose of Zyprexa to help with the symptoms. I've heard the side effects do get better eventually.
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    When you say your arms and legs feel weird... Is it like they are really heavy and a chore to move? That's the way mine have been feeling, on 20mg
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