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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! - December 17th 2012, 01:10 PM

So, I'm taking Fluoxtine (I think that's how you spell it) tablets (Yes, I'm going to blame them for now. The side effects I have had are: headaches, weird dreams, sore throat and yawning. I know these are normal side effects, but I'm not worried about them.

I have, however, just developed a paranoid feeling. Paranoia is a side effect too.

I started these tablets 16 days ago, but the different between the last 16 days and today is that I'm in school today.

I don't know why I feel paranoid or what I am paranoid of. I feel like there's a bug near me all the time and I feel like people are staring at me, even though they're not and I can't look them in the eye because I think that they're blantly staring at me (even though I can see that they're not).

I mean, what the hell? I've never really been this paranoid before.

Help!!! What do I do about it!! I don't want to keep this feeling!! I was tested for paranoia this morning and I didn't seem to show any traits of it. I now understand what the woman is talking about.

I just feel the need to run out of the classroom, run right away and curl up under my duvet where no one can reach me, see me or hear me.

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Re: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! - December 17th 2012, 06:21 PM

I've looked on several sites and I can't find anywhere that Fluoxetine can cause paranoia. However, I don't believe everything I read online and I'm not medically trained but if you're worried this is a side affect of your medication, talk to the person who prescribed you it. I think the most important thing is that you've recognised it and I think that's positive. If the person who prescribed you it agree's that it might be from the anti-depresent, then it might be that they change the medication, lower the dose, see if that helps your mood or they might slowly begin to increase it up again. Or it may be the want you to kind of "ride it out" and hope that it begins to go away.

Either way, if you're worried, talk to the person who prescribed you it.

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Re: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! - December 19th 2012, 12:29 PM

What are you taking the antidepressants for? I think you should keep in mind that paranoia can be part of things like depression and it may not be your medication at all.
Either way though I think you should speak with the doctor who prescribed the medication to you, let them know exactly what's happening and voice your concerns.
If it is from the medication, many side effects will stop being a problem a couple weeks or a month after starting, as your body gets used to the new medication and adjusts appropriately.

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Re: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! - December 19th 2012, 03:18 PM

You mentioned that the difference between the last 16 days is that you were in school? Maybe it could be that you're just anxious about being back? I don't know why you wasn't in, and previously none of us are medically trained, but if it persists, how about going back to your doctor?

All people are different so what might be one side affect to one person may not be to another. There are many different types of anti depressants so it's just about which ones are right for you. All that said, the tablets take effect properly after around six weeks, so continue to try them, but if you're really concerned about the paranoia, then by all means do go back to your doctor as soon as possible!

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Re: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! - December 21st 2012, 01:05 AM

Hey there,

I think the best thing you should do is sit down and talk to your doctor about this. I know that might be hard to do but these are concerning symptoms and the best person to help you through them is your doctor. It could be the medicine that is causing them but it could be something else, like a symptom of your depression of something like that.

Wishing you the best of luck.

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