I'm writing a report for a class and was wondering what might affect the drug's users. Thanks!
I couldnt take fluoxetine because it caused an unrelenting headache at the back of my head and in my neck plus the only time in my life I was truly suicidal was when I took fluoxetine. I was in my early twenties when I tried this medication. It hadnt been on the market long then. It was before they knew it could increase suicidal feelings in adolescents and young adults. I took myself off of it and refused to take it anymore.
I was given fluoxetine for hot flushes and 6 weeks later suffered seizures while driving my car. Had no history of this and I lost 2 months of memories. I later spoke to another woman who also suffered seizures breaking bones in her ankles with thrashing so hard. Neither of us has seizures before or since. Doctors have run a barrage of tests and other than this medication there is no other explanation
I took this when I was 17 the first tablet instantly caused me problems my lips and tongue went swollen, the white of my eyes went red, I had vertigo so when I stood up I felt like I was falling into an abys, lost sight temporarily and the rest of the day is a blur to me and most of the next day. I was taken to the gp and was given something to reverse the reaction but I was severely suicidal I was an incredible mess. I couldn't believe it I was going to be sectioned but my friends very kind said they would take me home and take responsibility for my well being until the full affect wore off. Scariest thing that's ever happened to me by far.
yes- I took it for about 4 years several years ago- it helped some with depression but Cymbalta has worked much better. Fluoxetine caused me to have "twitches" all over my body for the duration of the time I was on it-as many as 100 an hour-they didnt hurt, were not related to seizures and stopped after stopping the med. It was hard to get a provider to accept that this was a side effect
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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