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Old 10-05-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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fluoxetine?

(aka prozac/lovan/sarafem etc)

I've just been put on it and I'm a tad concerned about whether or not it will work, annnnd which side effects, if any, I'll get (I tend to be unlucky so I know I will D:)
Could anyone tell me how it works/worked for them?
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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It didn't.




The world is just illusion always trying to change me.
You will find wonder wherever you can, and spread joy whenever you are able.


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Old 10-05-2010, 11:22 PM   #3
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ok hun im on it too well as u know its a antidepressent and used for bulima nerosa
normally it can take 2weeks/4weeks before u notice a change but some people dont see improvment
there are side effects generally for the first week u may feel sh*t
u may not all are different as u know...
and if it makes u feel more like u are going to harm yourself or suicidal thoughts contact hospitial or your G.P
and worsnening or depression and anxiet call ur g.p too
if u google it u can search for the side eefcts there i only know all this cuz i get a leaft with my meds
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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Does one not get a leaflet as standard with all meds?
I always have.




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Old 10-05-2010, 11:54 PM   #5
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me and my sister have both found Prozac a goo d thing. it makes me feel much better with it than without




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Old 11-05-2010, 07:08 AM   #6
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Hmm yeah for some reason I didn't get a little leaflet in my meds, which seemed odd to me.
Thanks everyone ^^ <3





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Old 11-05-2010, 08:11 AM   #7
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sometime you dont get one i didnt all the time i depends how may tablets i get from my phycatric doctor and have to pick up another prsecription
he depends how many days they can trust u not to abuse meds if u have in the past......................................



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Old 11-05-2010, 12:41 PM   #8
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I always think of this as the marmite of medicine - People either find it doesn't help or that it is the best thing they ever tried.

For me, it did not work, but I know many people for who it did.

Give it a chance and as said above, if you are unsure about how you are feeling, or if the side effects last longer than a couple of weeks, speak to your GP or Prescriber.

Best of luck.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #9
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Some people it has been an absolute saviour, my father has taken this for many years. for others such as myself, it didn't work.

trial & error!

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Old 11-05-2010, 06:57 PM   #10
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I had a week where everything was perfect and then my mood dropped again. I hope you find it helpful. Take care.





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Old 11-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #11
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It didn't help me at all.
I hope it helps you.



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Old 11-05-2010, 10:54 PM   #12
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Made me worse, so I was put on Venlafaxine instead & find them great but as already said they are different for everyone so give them a go & see how you feel, the side effects i had that were common are Diarhoeah & Nausea but they tend to dissappear after a week, hope they work for you *hugs*





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Old 13-05-2010, 12:19 AM   #13
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Nothing worked for me for ages. I tried everything (even nothing - bad idea) so they suggested a combination of prozac and amitriptiline. For at least the first month or so I was sceptical and didn't think it would work but at the 1 - 2 month point, it really started to and boy is it good. I'm a lot better than I was and more stable too. It's definately the best one I've tried.

(and it stays in your system for a while so if you forget to take it or run out, it isn't that big a deal)

Oh and my side effects were appalling memory, and it made my dyspraxia symptoms worse ie spacial awarness, clumsieness etc. Feels like you're in a big bubble for a while
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Hope it works for you

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Old 13-05-2010, 05:54 PM   #14
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I've just been put on it too, I have to go back in a week so they can check it's not making me worse etc. I wish I'd sorted all this a few weeks ago not right before my exams when I could do with NOT feeling sick!




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Old 13-05-2010, 08:40 PM   #15
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Damn, it makes you feel sick? I've got exams coming up as well and I've just been prescribed it.

And I didn't get an information leaflet with it, my GP just printed a load of stuff off the internet.



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Old 13-05-2010, 10:26 PM   #16
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my GP did that too ^^ but when I got it there's a little bit of paper it only says side effects though nothing else really. Its all covered in the info off the internet, she just told me that the most common side effect was feeling sick tbh. I dont really understand why i have 7 days worth when it doesnt work for over 7 days anyway!




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Old 14-05-2010, 10:26 AM   #17
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It madce me feel sick and tired at first but that soon wore off.
I hope it helps you.



See I cannot feel this, not matter how you try and in the real world, there's no goodbyes.

Stare at the hands, you know you want to ;).

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