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Gp told me to start lovan 14 days before period as i get depressed etc til the last day of my period. Will this help? Lovan makes me feel odd.

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Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry

In brief: Lovan(fluoxetine)...

...Like all ssri's, takes a while to work(on the order of weeks usually).
I doubt starting14 days before your period will work for that first period. If you get depressed during your entire period, try fluoxetine on a daily basis. If it makes you feel odd, starting with a small dose like 5mg and increasing very gradually may work for you. Alcohol can negate the effect, so watch your alcohol intake.

In brief: Lovan(fluoxetine)...

...Like all ssri's, takes a while to work(on the order of weeks usually).
I doubt starting14 days before your period will work for that first period. If you get depressed during your entire period, try fluoxetine on a daily basis. If it makes you feel odd, starting with a small dose like 5mg and increasing very gradually may work for you. Alcohol can negate the effect, so watch your alcohol intake.
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