Hello everyone. I've been struggling with depression for the past few years, with a lovely mix of anxiety, OCD, and anorexia. i finally was able to ask for help 6 weeks ago, and the doctor put me on a daily dose of 20 mg of fluoxetine.
the first 3 or 4 days i felt great, but then things started to go downhill. i had a decreased appetite (which, with my past, it is a constant struggle to eat otherwise i slip back into old habits), a lot of nausea, inability to sleep through the night, increased anxiety, and just a general consistent crappy feeling. plus, i get motion sickness very easily, so the nausea was intensified by 100 whenever i got in the car.
i called the doctor and they told me to go down to 10 mg for a few days to see if i stopped feeling so sick, but now instead of feeling nauseous i just feel depressed again. for the past few days i've just been lying in my bed, in a dark room, numb to everything around me. i am making an appointment to go back and switch meds, but i was wondering what you guys would recommend? which AD has had the least side effects for you?
thanks for your help