So I have dealt with anxiety depression OCD irrational thoughts intrusive thoughts and I have had it!!! My doctor prescribed me fluoxetine 10mg. I'm very anxious to take this as I don't even take meds for a headache they scare me! I just wanna know what to expect maybe and how long before it works!? I have had these in my purse for about 2-3 weeks and can't get the urge to take them!
Unfortunately the only way to find out is to start taking them. Everyone can have a different reaction to these meds.
Maybe you have to look at it... could it be any worst then what you have been dealing with? I understand being scared, it is a normal reaction when it comes to putting meds into our bodies. We hear stories from good to bad about these meds. I am hoping that you have been to a psychiatrist for an evaluation. If you do start to take the Fluoxetine it can take up to 2-6 weeks to start working. But sometimes you can see a difference in the first couple of weeks. Keep us posted if you start them and we will try to be supportive and answer any questions we can.
Hang in there.
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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