... but spaced out sometimes, and no motivation. I need to start back to work but when I leave the house I get anxious friends from time to time. Is it still to early to give up on the med, or do I need alittle longer than 5 weeks?
'No motivation' is not being ready to go to work in my opinion. You definitely need motivation to do well at work. It also tells you the fluoxetine isn't doing it's whole job. By next week it should be, but occasionally it can take 8 weeks to work. I don't understand what this means: "... when I leave the house I get anxious friends from time to time." Can you explain?
If you're feeling anxiety now, we know it will be higher in a work situation, so it would be necessary to have your anxiety covered better before you return to work. It's possible that could mean a little bit of another medicine. Possibly. And hopefully your spaced out feeling will be gone in a week or two. You do sound like you're feeling better than when you started out. Take care.
Hopeful; Stay hopeful when you Increase the dose a week ago did the symptoms get worse again because they nomally do and from that time it could be as much as 6 to 8 weeks to reach the peak blood level but with luck you should feel a bit better in 5 to 10 days.Do your best to stick with it everything that is happening is normal. hang in there Chuck1957
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