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Hey, just wondering if dizziness is common upon starting fluoxetine. I was dizzy before but it’s kinda worse now where I actually feel like falling over sometimes and kinda feel bouncy, like I’ve just gotten off an elevator. Thanks. 

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    Jeff - For the first 3-6 weeks it is normal to experience various side effects on flu.  Ie: Nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, insomnia, heightened anxiety etc.  Thereafter they should subside.  Wishing you the best.  
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    Yes very common. I call it a "head spin" its your central nervous system trying to cope with the influx of serotonin in your synaptic clefts/ or a 'Rush" if you will. It should settle down in due time.

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    @everyone who has replied:

    Last night was awful. I had one of the worst bouts of nausea in my life, I could not go to bed for 5 hours. I wanted to throw up but couldn’t. Then the dizziness made me feel as though I was moving. And in addition I peed on myself when I was awake and didn’t even feel it which freaked me out...idk whether to tough it out or stop taking it. 

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    Hey Jeff, how long have you been on it now? The dizziness that makes you feel like you are moving is normal, that is exactly how i felt when i first started taking it. what dose are you on? the peeing yourself thing, i cannot comment on, it may have something to do with your nervous system adjusting to the drug. Remember this is a strong drug that is literally effecting the chemicals within your brain so side effects will happen. Fluex does level out after you have been taking it a while (a month or more) and you should notice improvements.
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