When will it stop?

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So I ended up vomiting just as I was about to eat dinner, 

I don't know why but I keep having rapid thoughts, palpitating heart and constant nausea, I keep telling myself it's just the side effects. It's been nearly 3 weeks now, and while I have had numerous good days, I still keep getting horrible bouts of anxiety and nausea, sometimes vomiting too.

I was able to carry on, and ate my dinner. I keep worrying that the fluoxetine isn't working. 

I've been reassured by a few people: My Doctor, one of my managers (who told me that I should see improvements soon) and my mother as well. I've read dozens of reviews that all say to keep taking the medication for around 6 weeks.

My mood keeps fluctuating, one moment I feel fine, the next I feel on edge. It's like a rollercoaster.

I just want to get better, I keep telling myself I will feel the benefits soon and that I will be better. 

I just hope I start to recover. 

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    Hi Robert, I am on day 5 and I almost vomited yesterday due to the side effects. I have had terrible stomach ache and churning with very little appetite. I read some forums yesterday and learned that the meds are very acidic so I had a glass of milk before bed last night and today I have been much better. I take the meds at about 6pm in the evening which seems a little better than in the mornings. I too am being told to persevere but it’s hard, particularly when feeling so anxious. The meds are designed to help so we must have trust in that. Good luck. H
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      Hi there,

      I've heard a lot about the acidity of fluoxetine. I take mine in the morning before I get up. A lot of people say you should take it with food. So I might try and do that in the morning instead.

      The anxiety is the hardest part, brings back a lot of horrible memories of when I suffered from anxiety and became underweight (before I decided to take medication) I keep telling myself it won't be like that again, and that soon I will be back to normal.

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    Robert, 

    I forgot how long you have been on it?  It takes up to 12 weeks to get the total benefit in my opinion and according to my Dr.  I’m on week 8, and I’m finally seeing some improvement at 40mg.  He wants me to keep going up to 80mg depending on the side effects.  I get the nausea also and terrible anxiety.  It is so slow unfortunately.  If you are seeing little bits of improvement then it should get there eventually.  My Dr said if you are getting bad side effects, that’s a good sign.  Hang in there, it is awful, I know.  

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    Oh I see it says 3 weeks, yes that is definitely not long enough.  The fact that you are seeing some improvement like a rollercoaster is a very good sign.  I was still having a lot of problems at 3 weeks.
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      Thats reassuring to know, a lot of peopld have been telling me that I should be nearing the end of my adjustment period. It's just been so annoying. I've called in sick at my workplace twice now because the symptoms have been so bad. My parents keep pressurising me to go back to work, but part of me keeps saying I need to sort this out in my own time.

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      Wow that’s great that you’ve been able to go to work.  Twice doesn’t sound like much to miss at all.  I could not have worked for this past 7 weeks.
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    Try not to worry about weight.  When I first started dealing with anxiety 20 years ago I worried I was going to get too skinny and something bad would happen to me.  I lose my appetite with anxiety.  Well, I’m still here 20 years later, nothing happened to me because of that, and eventually it got better.
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