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alexandermason
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Desperate to smile??

Postby alexandermason » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:01 pm

Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this but I need somewhere to turn. I was on fluoxetine for 3 years to treat my anxiety and depression and it worked wonders. Stupidly 2 months ago I just stopped taking it, and now my whole world has come crashing down. I have been back on the tablets for 10 days but they haven't worked so far. I'm so petrified they won't work again and I will have to live like this. Can someone reassure me?

rsxo
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Re: Desperate to smile??

Postby rsxo » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:10 pm

Welcome!x

Coming off medication so suddenly can cause real problems because of withdrawal - that's why you have to reduce medication gradually. So you might be suffering withdrawal symptoms. Just as you may have increased medication gradually before, you'll have to do it again here. But also, remember that medication alone doesn't resolve this - combining it with therapy/counselling and behavioural changes is the best route. If you follow medication instructions in the right way, things can defo get better, but it's important not to panic, and to do things properly x
RSxo <3

prycejosh1987
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Re: Desperate to smile??

Postby prycejosh1987 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:33 pm

alexandermason wrote:Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this but I need somewhere to turn. I was on fluoxetine for 3 years to treat my anxiety and depression and it worked wonders. Stupidly 2 months ago I just stopped taking it, and now my whole world has come crashing down. I have been back on the tablets for 10 days but they haven't worked so far. I'm so petrified they won't work again and I will have to live like this. Can someone reassure me?

I think your body might need to readjust to the tablets again. Give it a month and if problems persist then try a stronger medication and speak to your doctor about the best thing to do.

robinjamess
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Re: Desperate to smile??

Postby robinjamess » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:34 pm

alexandermason wrote:Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this but I need somewhere to turn. I was on fluoxetine for 3 years to treat my anxiety and depression and it worked wonders. Stupidly 2 months ago I just stopped taking it, and now my whole world has come crashing down. I have been back on the tablets for 10 days but they haven't worked so far. I'm so petrified they won't work again and I will have to live like this. Can someone reassure me?

Therapy alone is often not enough. I, as a patient, told this to a debate between psychiatrists on mental health treatment, but it mostly fell on deaf ears

Then it was my turn. I said what I always say when talking about mental health issues. Most mental health patients may be ill, but they aren’t stupid. Allow them to make their own informed choices. Obviously there will be grey areas, such as patients in crisis who are sectioned and therefore have no choice, but for those of us in a position to make decisions, let us make them. Nobody chooses to go on anti-depressants or other psychotropic drugs as a lifestyle choice. We do so because we are desperate. I had been in therapy for 10 years before my first depressive episode. I remain in therapy still. And I find it beneficial. But sometimes it’s not enough.

harbercandelario
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Re: Desperate to smile??

Postby harbercandelario » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:48 am

I think your body might need to readjust to the tablets again. Give it a month and if problems persist then try a stronger medication and speak to your doctor about the best thing to do.

plum
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Re: Desperate to smile??

Postby plum » Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:30 pm

I hate my smile. My smile is autistic and hideous, like when I have a thought about something that obviously wont happen I get that unattractive autistic grin on my face.

patlambert
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Re: Desperate to smile??

Postby patlambert » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:33 am

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