Hi, I posted a while back but have been feeling better and keeping busy so have been posted much here. Anyhow, I started to feel stressed and anxious about the upcoming holidays so I began my lower dose of fluoxitine (generic for prozac) almost two weeks ago.
I woke up one day with a numbing pain in my upper left arm. It was pretty uncomfortable and I started feeling nervous. I talked to my SIL, a doctor, who said it was probably a pinched nerve. A few days later I got the same mild numbing pain in my left leg. Of course I thought I was having a stroke. I went to the doctor who said it wasn't a stroke, tested my strength in my arms and my reflexes. She said I could have more testing done, but at this point she doesn't see the need for it. Why can't I believe her. I keep thinking it's bad, like fibermyalgia or worse, like MS.I ache all over now, but mostly still my left arm. I also feel dizzy, a loss of appetite and tired.
I had a bad reaction to a higher dose of fluoxitine before. I had sever anxiety, had a panic attack, felt like I'd run a marathon days later. Anyone have a similar experience in their body after starting meds? I know my thoughts are making this worse. I just wanted to hear that what I am feeling is a reaction to the meds and it will go away so I can stop worrying. TIA, Jess