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bellend123 Sat 18-Feb-17 09:15:32

I'm on day 13 of fluoxetine treatment, and my anxiety is through the roof. I've been on fluoxetine in the past and I don't remember this extreme increase in anxiety. I'm considering stopping it as I don't like the way I feel. Does anyone have any advice, will it get better??

Ladybird1979 Sat 18-Feb-17 09:18:03

Don't just stop it. It takes 2 weeks to work into your system so be patient. You need to be weaned off - i had exactly same issue but no one told me I couldn't just stop taking them. I ceased and became suicidal and self harmed badly.

Please don't just stop go to see your GP.

I ended up controlling my depression and anxiety through exercise which helped so much and gradually came off the pills.

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