Good luck OP, it didn't work for me due to clashes with other health problems but I've read great things about it and my GP is quite supportive of this type of medication. Chuffed for you, it's nice to feel like you've started on the right road eh? x
Hi Op I am on fluoxetine and have been for about 3 months. I felt calmer by 2 weeks and slowl noticed more and more improvements for about a month after. It has helped me no end! I recently considered upping the dose as I am only on 20mg and my pmt was quite bad, but doc advised me against it as its still ok to have bad days now and again etc. everyone is different though and you will know if you need doses changed or a different AD . Well done
I have been on 20mg fluoxetine for a few months. I felt better even just having been to the doctor and after 4/5 weeks felt so much better than I had been. I think it levelled off a bit - the first few months I felt amazing, now not so much and a bit more up and down but it definitely has helped.
I will soon be at the stage of thinking about stopping it, not sure how I feel about that.
A wee bit! It is hard to know how I would feel without them - only one way to find out I guess! You probably are feeling better because you have taken steps to help yourself. That is exactly how I felt. Recently I have forgotten to take my tablet on a few occasions. I told my doctor this and she said it was actually good because I have stopped thinking about them so much. Be kind to yourself.
LoveVintage I deffo feel it has levelled out too. I am worried i will come off rhem and all the anxiety and low mood will come straight back. I just have to have faith that they are working for the long term a that extra counsellig etc will also help
I've been on them since mid-January, and I feel like a person now. It's quite lovely
There's ups and downs still, days where I've no motivation, but that's better than constant downs. GP is talking about keeping me on them for a couple of years, to see if we can kick this recurrent depression crap. Worth a shot!
It is lovely Kerosne. I am supposed to be on them until "the spring". My lovely FIL died in January so I suppose inevitably I have dipped. My GP is great and I am sure would be happy for me to stay on them longer if I want to. It is quite a dilemna. I am very glad I decided to take them, but can't help but wonder if I would just go back to my old self coming off them. Hopefully we will get some lovely weather soon and that will give us all a lift.