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Starting Fluoxetine tomorrow

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DarkDarkNight Thu 17-Nov-16 22:09:21

I finally went to the GP about my ongoing anxiety and depression. I've had increased symptoms - chest pain, palpitations, tingling hands and feet, a feeling of dread, total loss of appetite, insomnia - and couldn't take it anymore.

Anxiety has always been a problem, I have learned to live with the constant over thinking, self doubt and critical thoughts. I've thought about getting help for depression in the past especially after the birth of my child and a few months ago when I had a really low spell and couldn't motivate myself to do anything or go anywhere for a week.

So tomorrow I am starting Fluoxetine, I am hoping I can see a way clear of feeling like this.

AnxiousCarer Thu 17-Nov-16 22:51:30

Thats great, its a big step forward for you. I've been on Flouxitine a few times, found it really useful the first 2, did nothing this time arround, so swapped to Mirtazapine.It takes a few weeks to kick in so don't expect mirricles straight away. Hopefully though it will help grin

Zampa Thu 17-Nov-16 22:54:43

Good luck. DH started a course a month or so ago and he is starting to seem a whole lot less anxious/paranoid.

DarkDarkNight Fri 18-Nov-16 15:50:21

Thank you, first pill taken this morning. I have felt like a little better since going to the Dr, I've been holding everything in for so long. I feel like if they work it will be a whole new world, I am so used to feeling without hope.

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