Hello, I am new to this site and came across it whilst looking for some advice and have found it to be quite helpful reading other peoples stories.
I am 25 and have recently been prescribed Fluoxetine for depression which was triggered from a breakup with my boyfriend of 7.5 years which has left me devastated, throughout our relationship there were times I probably should have gone to the doctor and gotten help as I have struggled in the past however carrying on as normal has resulted in this situation now. I am now in my 3rd week, the first week I couldnt stop crying (this had been happening for over a month before anyway), the 2nd week I started to feel that the despair thoughts were disappearing and I was able to get up, go to work, go to the gym and didnt cry or felt like crying at all. This week however I feel I have gone back a step, woke up throughout the night with cold sweats, crying, tired and not able to focus. I did have a very emotional and upsetting phonecall with my ex last night which could have caused this? I wondered if anyone has any advice on whether things will get better or has had a similar experience? I am scared that I wont ever get my happiness back or that the best I'm ever going to feel is just 'not sad' but not happy either. I know it takes a while for the medication to work but any advice would be appreciated :-)