Been having depressive bouts and anxiety for the last 3 years, it's gotten to the point that all I've done lately is sleep, eat, and watch mind numbing content on the internet. Am currently 20.
I'm mainly scared of long term side effects, and something I read that said that people who took fluoxetine are more likely to relapse into a worse depressive state after having stopped taking fluoxetine down the road. One might say who cares if you take it the rest of your life, well I do. Because apparently long term use causes a 2 fold increased risk for dementia, and I'm already at a higher risk because of my type 1 diabetes.
Didn't think to talk to my doctor about it cause it hadn't occurred to me yet.