I've been taking fluoxetine for 7 years now and I'm starting to have second thoughts about it. It was the first thing they put me on so I just never bothered to change. I thought it helped although I had no support before hand so it could have been that as well. What i have recently thought about though is what if I'm not bipolar and it's the fluoxetine causing my symptoms? A side effect of it is mania and irritability and now that I think about it I never showed bipolar symptoms before I started taking it. It would make my life a lot easier if I wasn't bipolar and I could just change up my medication and be fine because I have to take invega to control my mania and it comes with a whole bunch of side effects. Plus I keep forgetting to take the fluoxetine and drinking and with that medication it could be making me feel a lot worse. I can't get into a dr to discuss my medication until the 11th and was wanting to know other people's opinions and experiences?