Anyone can help with advise fluoxetine!!!

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Hi all I’ve a few threads lately it’s the only thing that chills me !! Ive taken fluoxetine for 12 years on and off 9 weeks ago I hit a anxiety low and I had missed a few of my 40mg doses , so doc advised to go back to them tidy after 4 weeks no improvement then they upped to 60 first 2 weeks were bearable however these last 3 weeks are horrendous!! So out of it they making me sooo drowsy and no motivation what so ever I’m a Mam of three children I can’t function this drowsy and the flat feeling and anxiety is at a all time low 😭😭😭today I’ve only toke 40mg today after a dizzy and exhausting day yesterday, my question is do you think it’s lost it’s effectiveness for me now and should I gradually taper off and try citroplam and is that a could medication for anxiety . I’m in a loving HELL !!!!

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    Jessica I been on fluxotine myself before years ago I hit a very bad low period before xmas so tried venlafaxine never done anything then went on trazodone no luck there either so 4 weeks ago I started on 20mg of fluxotine I feel like my life has spiralled out of control constant anxiety even just sitting in my home doz gave me diazipan hasn't touched the sides feel terrible the worst I have ever felt before I'm going to see my doc this afternoon I carnt do another day it's crippling me xx

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      Aww sorry to hear your having a rough time to Hun , I’ve tried I stuck 4 weeks on 40mg an 60mg for 5 weeks so after 9weeks I was hoping to have some improvement I was gettin there first two weeks on 60mg but last three weeks I’ve come down with a bang !! I’ve heard good reviews on citroplam really considering it xx
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    Hi Jessica I was much the same but kept reading give it 12 weeks 8weeks on 40 now 7th week on 60 not an easy journey but I think I may  be just about there only hung on as I know it works with good results  maybe alternate 40and 60 see how that goes good luck stay strong I also do a bit of mindfulness on YouTube it does helpxx
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      Thank you for your reply Hun it’s nice to kno I’m not alone in this 😢 I’ve takin 60mg for 5 weeks it’s been to much the side effects are unbearable on 60 mg goin keep tryin 40mg an maybe 60mg the next day an so on xxx

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    me too jessica, i wish I had an easy answer.  I am only 8 days back on my 20mg dose after going off it cold turkey, That was a mistake, I do know it takes time to build up but in the meanwhile, I have no real answer to the anxiety or panic or lack of sleep.  I am hoping someone here will post.
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      I’ve never had the issues with sleep I’ve always been a great sleeper ! Lol , it’s just the self doubt discontented feelin and panic that I can’t seem to control , I’ve only takin 40mg today and the side effects are a lot less today I’m goin wait to speak to a doctor next week and may start weaning of to try citroplam . I hope your sleep improves for u ! 
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