Hi, I’m a 17 year old girl and I just joined this so I don’t really know how it works but here’s what’s going on: I have struggled with depression for the last 14 months and have been talking to a therapist regularly and I was put on fluoxetine in November. My friends and family say they have seen a difference in me since the medications, yet I still feel severely depressed and suicidal. My dosage of fluoxetine was doubled two weeks ago, and I now feel increasingly dizzy every time I stand up or try to exercise, which I am pretty sure is due to the medicine.
I have also had severe stomach pains and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis several weeks ago. I feel nauseous and this disease is making me feel down, making my depression symptoms worsen. I am on medications for my ulcerative colitis, but they have yet to kick in. If anyone has any suggestions for coping with either of these, I would love to hear them! Thank you for reading!