update from scotland re fluoxetine

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hiya, day 25 of the fluoxetine and right at this minute not feeling very positive at all. the day started out awful from getting up this morning, nausea, the headache, and a feeling of being stoned!?! perhaps entirely unrelated but happening none the less. its just gone 1pm and Im marginely better, feel that I could sleep for a month. had good intentions of painting the bathroom but to be perfectly honest I cant be **sed. very short tempered again, even with myself! bizzare?? maybe some sunshine would help but thats not happening up here sad its quite a common thing up here apparently a vitamin D deficiency due to lack of daylight in the winter months, so I take a supplement to counter that. full of useless info are'nt I? okay, chat soon I hope, take care all, David....

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    Hi David

    Have you thought of getting an SAD light? Helps beat the winter blues and keep your circadian rythm on beat if you use it when required - mornings for me, sleep at night. I swear by mine.

    Sounds like you are having a hard time of it for Week 4 - I had started to settle a lot by then so let's hope you symptoms disappear very soon.

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      hi Carl, must admit it did cross my mind getting a SAD light but I never followed through with it.........perhaps now is the time to get 1, lived up north 13+ years now and its getting worse as time goes by having moved from Yorkshire which is roughly 500 miles south, long dark days in winter here but compensated with really long summers days, its reckoned that you can read a newspaper outside @ midnight on a nice clear summers eve (funnily enough I tend to read the papers during the day) haha. yeah week4 proving to be more of a handful than anticipated Carl but not entirely unexpected as I did read that it can be 6 to 8 weeks before it fully kicks in. seeing doc on 1st December and if it remains as it is maybe he'll up the dose? or maybe it will have to be tried at this does for longer. feeling better this afternoon compared to this mornings hell, thankfully.
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    Hi david

    Sorry to hear you're having a crappy day of it :-( if its any consolation theres no sunshine here either, im sure it helps. I know how you feel about the tiredness, i spent most of last week sleeping day and night, however much I tried could not get myself going. Maybe you just need the rest, think I did as started feeling brighter after 5 days being mostly under a blanket (forced myself to go to work fri but my boss took one look at me n said  I looked like s $@t n to go home - the compliments just keep rolling in haha).

     Ive thought about buying a SAD lamp for a while too but felt like I was admitting I was a" sad case.." lol. carl- do you really think it helps???

    Hope tomorrow is better for you.

    Vix 

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      hiya Vix, hahaha you had me laughing at "the compliments just keep rolling in" thanks for your message! a ray of sunshine on an otherwise cr@p day smile so its not just me that gets the overwhelming sleep urge then? good to know, its kinda weird how you can have several "good" days and you think you've turned the corner, only to waken up and almost start from the beginning again. lifes a bit@h. I have heard the SAD lamps highly recommended so I aim to do a bit of research regarding which to get, try anything once! yeah see what tomorrow brings Vix, here's hoping smile best wishes to you, caio, David 

       

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    hi David, so sorry you are feling poorly!   I understand....I am still expereincing such sideeffects at week 10 , and the the anxiety is still present....but i cant get to a theraputic level  still at between 10mg and 15 because the side effects are so difficult to handle with a brian injury.  When was on prozac ten yrs ago befoer my brain injuyr, i did in vest in a light box and it did help tremdenously.  You need to be ableo to stil at it for a peroid of time though ,,,,,,I cant use one now because my brain cant handle the strong light,,,,,,that being said, anyone who has biplor or manic tendinicty should consult his /her doc.....the light boxes can cause manic episodes, in those who are bipolar.  I wish you bettter days....the unprecidicabilty of flu. with my brain and my brain injury have left me so down.,   and i have such a hard time handeling the irritiablility.....i hope you find each day is better!
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