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Anti d's - a positive story

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huffpuff Thu 27-Sep-07 13:01:27

I started taking Fluoxetine at the beginning of August after much anxiety about taking them. I was worried about the side effects, about becoming addicted to them and about being considered a failure by being on them.

After a particularly bad day i decided that i would start taking them (2 weeks after i got them!!). For the first few days i felt pretty much like a zombie and just coasted through my day without much thought/emotion. After a week i began to feel normal again.

I havent cried since.

I have had so much more patience with my children.

I have lost some weight (a fringe benefit me thinks!)

My comfort drinking of wine every night has ended - i may have one glass at the weekend but i no longer feel the need to drink a bottle a night to blot out the crappness!

Sorry if this comes across as smug and up me own arse - i just could have done with reading something like this when i was doubting my need to take them.

My GP has been very understanding - i am sue to see him in January 08 to plan my coming off them slowly. ATM i cant consider not taking them as for the first time in years i actually feel like my old self again and i would like that to continue for a bit longer!

Anyway, good luck to you all XX

Marne Thu 27-Sep-07 13:06:19

Well done Huffpuff, im so pleased you are doing well.

Dh has been on and off ad's including Fluoxetine for the past 2.5 years, 2 months ago he came off and is doing very well, i'm so pleased with him grin, the first month comming off them was hard but now he's doing realy well.

Good luck to you and i wish you well.

huffpuff Thu 27-Sep-07 13:07:45

Glad to hear your dh is doing well - i hope i can handle coming off them!!

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