Posted , 3 users are following.
It has been the worst mistake of my life starting Fluoxetine for GAD.
The side effects have been horrendous. Anxiety has sky-rocketed 10 fold, I am in a constant state of heightened panic literally all day with occasional attacks over nothing. My heart rate is through the roof (comfortably 110+), I can’t stop shaking, vomiting, running the toilet, sweating. Had a bad fever and haven’t slept for 3 days. Had muscle aches, huge neck and head tension, nausea all day and terrible gas. In general I just feel very uneasy and restless, I can’t sit still yet don’t know what to do to distract myself. I have pretty much been confined to home and it feels like I am going to go insane!
Had to go to the GP yesterday with an emergency appointment becoming concerned about the weight loss now and side effects in general, they have told me to stop this ASAP. Sounds like a case of mild Serotonin syndrome. On day 1 of not taking a tablet now and hoping it passes fast!
I know this post isn’t helpful or reassuring for people starting flu, but just wanted to let people know if you are concerned about the side effects, ask. God knows what would have happened if I carried on!
0 likes, 5 replies