I've been taking Movox/Luvox for nearly 18 months. Back four years ago my doctor prescribed me Pristiq for conditional depression and I was on and off that four times in 18 months. I went really well for the year between that an going back to my doctor because something wasn't right. I have two regular trusted doctor's within the same clinic who are on the same page about my health, and my female doctor started me on the Luv/Mov 50mg dose, having reassessed my symptoms as severe anxiety and mild OCD, not the depression as originally thought. I stayed on the 50mg dose for nearly nine months, then went up to the 100s for about five months, and am now on the 150s.
All in all I've been amazingly happy on this medication. The overthinking and anxiety is greatly reduced. I had a really bad problem with insomnia up until I started the 150s, splitting it at 100 in the morning and 50 at night as well as taking magnesium at night with the Luvox and it's done wonders for my sleep. Even with waking up sometimes in the middle of the night, I'm asily getting six or more hours, most of the time I get eight, which has been amazing.
Massive headaches when I miss my dose for two or more days in a row, nausea(mild), extreme irritability and huge loss of sleep. I don't see having a problem coming down off them gradually, but I never miss a dose since the one and only time I did it. I was in agony and painkillers did NOTHING!
The only thing I am really finding is a problem is my massive lack of motivation to do anything. I'll shower, I'll get dressed, I'll get the kids organised for school, but when I'm not actively busy doing something, I'm more than happy to spend the day in bed. I'm also noticing my complete disregard for the housework. I will see something on the floor that would take a split second to take care of but I'll walk right past it. Has anyone else noticed that? Has anyone noticed or found anything that helps?