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Forum Name: Antidepressants

Question: New to Fluox 20mg: question

 isace - Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:44 pm

Hi there,

My doctor gave me Fluox 20mg to take one per day. I started taking them and felt so bad (toilet problems, unable to eat, constant headaches) it was bad timing my doctor didnt really warn me that the side effects could be so bad, anyway I had exams at the same time so 3days before my exams I decided not to take them as I couldnt study due to the side effects I was experiencing. I am a bit worried about starting them up again not that my exmas are over as I am now working full time and the headaches will pose a problem, any advice for me? Much appreciated.

 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:46 am

User avatar Hello,
Often side effects will go away after about two weeks, as your body become accustomed to the new medication. Sometimes doctors start their patients on 10 mg daily to begin with. The reason your doctor probably did not warn you of the side effects is because that is quite rare. Most people can start this medication and hardly notice it; others may find a mild sleep disturbance corrected by altering the time of dosage. There are also other effective medications if the way your body reacts to this one is not tolerable to you.

Best wishes.

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