Over the last 2 months I've been struggling with anxiety really badly and panic attacks and all the symptoms that come with it (mainly thoughts of death). I also suffered from anxiety about 2 years ago and had counselling and was on fluoxetine for it, which helped. Unfortunately its come back a year later, maybe due to stress of Uni but I'm unsure. Anyway Im at a very shit stage at the moment. Ive started taking fluoxetine again and its been a week, im aware you can get side effects for up to 2 weeks, but my anxiety has got much much worse, I feel my eyes are weird and like notice things constantly, but also very confused, feeling dizzy. Im scared to go out now as the times I have been I've had to leave half way through (for example when my meal came at the restaurant last night). I just feel like im going mad and that It will last forever, its starting to last all day these 'mad' feelings. anyone else felt like this from fluoxetine, and can anyone reassure me that I will get better and its just the fluoxetine making it worse? Im ringing a pscyotherapist on monday so im in the process of hopefully managing this tortured feeling!
(I have spoke to my GP and she says it can get worse before better, but obv Im still feeling very very anxious and just want to share how i feel because Im that worried about myself).
Id appreciate any feedback, and nothing to scary to make me more anxious lol