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Have to try and keep going

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2015ontheway Sun 21-Dec-14 13:36:10

I don't want to keep going and don't see the point in doing so- BUT I have to, for the children. So I have finally conceded that I need antidepressants and have been prescribed fluoxetine. I hope it works quickly. I don't really recognise myself or my world view or my behaviour at the moment. I am dreading Christmas. I am sick of life. I think I must be quite ill. I know what has triggered all these feelings off but there's nothing I can do. I want to keep going for the children but I just can't see the point of enduring day after day after day of misery. It's a bit pathetic- how long will it take the fluoxetine to work? Will things feel worse before they feel better?

Pluginbaby2 Sun 21-Dec-14 20:50:15

I hope things start to feel better for you soon and the Fluoxetine helps. I have no great words of wisdom but do hope things improve for you. xxx

windchimes23 Sun 21-Dec-14 22:20:13

You may see a difference in a week or two. It does take a while to ramp up. Most people seem to say 4-6 weeks for the therapeutic effect to be seen. For me it always takes a month for any real effect but my dark mood shifts within three weeks. But we are all different.

Are you having talking therapy too? I have found it helpful at times.

I have two toddlers. I keep plodding on for them. I hope you can find some peace soon x

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