Advice for fluoxetine

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was on 20mg fluoxetine for 2 months didn't see much improvement so 2 weeks ago the drs upped my dosage to 40mg. I have been having really bad anxiety the last week to the point I can barely eat or sleep or function. it doesn't help with what's going on in the world at the moment and I keep watching the news which I know is making my anxiety worse. I have struggled with anxiety for years!. could the dose increase be making my anxiety worse, how long do side affects last of dose increases for people?

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    I took fluoxetine (20 mg.) for a few years. Felt like it wasn't working so dr. upped my dosage to 40 mg. Lord have mercy, I felt like such a zombie. I was watching TV & didn't understand anything I was watching. Not able to think at all. So dr. recommended I take 20mg. in the morning & 20mg. in the evening. I never did do this because I just got tired of taking meds. I no longer take it but maybe you could try splitting your doses & see if that helps instead of taking all 40mg. at one time. Hope this helps & best of luck!

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