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Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by nolonger, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    has anyone here had any good experience with fluoxetine?(i think thats how its spelt).

    im on 20mg as of yesterday, ive had a bit of reflux/heartburn but it seems to have died down which im thankful for. my emotions are kind of all over the place, but it could be because of my current situation or im having one of my episodes.
  2. DawnB

    DawnB Well-Known Member

    I started on it again this week. (I took it when I was 16 and I didn't remember any side effects at the time.)

    This time, it's not good. I feel physically awful. Besides fatigue, my heart beats faster, diarrhea, my body feels funny, and I'm always hungry. I end up not sleeping at night either.
  3. Butterfly

    Butterfly Sim Addict Staff Alumni SF Author SF Supporter

    Ive only been in it a month but CPN wants a change as its making my anxiety worae and giving me horrible nightmare. I hear its good for just treating depression though. Some side effects I was warned of was an upset tummy and can make insomnia worse for a little while.
  4. damage.case

    damage.case Well-Known Member

    I became more suicidal when I was on it.
  5. UsedToBe

    UsedToBe Well-Known Member

    I'm on 40mg, but it doesn't seem to do any good to me. I became suicidal after citalopram, but fluoxetine is not helping to reduce these thoughts, actually they are even more intensive and scarily real.
    Reflux too.
  6. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member


    Or it did for Matt93 ^^.

    Soph x
  7. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    I'm having problems similar to yours DawnB.

    throughout the whole day i have this sick feeling....with a bit of heart burn. I can't get to sleep at night, but when I do i end up waking up halfway through and lying there. its causing more problems than its solving.
  8. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

    Think that tends to be the case with most ADs which is a bit silly. They're trying to put me on fluoxetine at the minute even though I'm not depressed oO. Seems silly! All those side effects for no possible benefit. :laugh:

    Kaz x