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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of fluoxetine oral.

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Condition: Depression
4/8/2008 1:58:08 PM

Reviewer: crinzle, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I went to the doctor because I thought I had ADD or some kind of anxiety disorder that was making it extremely hard for me to focus in school and he diagnosed me with depression. I am taking 40 mg/day and I think things have just gotten worse, my ups and downs are more intense and I have had terrible nightmares since i started taking it.

Condition: Depression
4/3/2008 9:51:29 AM

Reviewer: Just Me, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, and put on fluoxetine three weeks ago. There's a definite appreciable difference in my outlook and life. I know it's not full benefits yet, but it's been great. My friends and family notice I'm myself again and my mom almost cried, saying "it's so good to see you in a good mood for a change!"

Condition: Depression
3/28/2008 6:53:56 PM

Reviewer: soosbee, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I felt that everything just "smoothed out" when I first started taking it - 10 mg; it felt wonderful. After a couple of years I thought I shouldn't have to stay on it forever so quit about 3 months ago, and I am really miserable--cry a lot, Very irritable. Am seriously thinking of going back on it. Bad side: NO sexual interest; weight gain. Is this necessary??

Condition: Depression
3/18/2008 8:26:38 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Am I the only one who gained tons of weight with this medication? As soon as I stopped taking this, I dropped 10 pounds literally overnight. The good part is that when stopping this medication, there aren't really that many nasty withdrawls like Paxil.

Condition: Depression
3/18/2008 5:31:29 PM

Reviewer: moheatbud, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I began taking this after talking to my doctor about being grumpy and very irritable. I started taking 20 MG and the dosage had to be increased to 40 MG before I noticed a huge difference. It has given me my life back and I am grateful. My husband and daughter didn't think I was depressed, but after taking this for 3 months now they can tell I've been a lot happier and a lot easier to li ... Show Full Comment

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