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I'm looking for some advice as its now the bank holiday so I won't be able to see my doctor for a while.
I've been on fluoxetine 20mgs for 10weeks, having been on it before many times I was beginning to think it wasn't really working at that level for me now, so upon the advice of my doctor I increased to 40mgs a week ago. I felt better almost instantly - which I did actually find a bit strange as it's never had an instant lift for me before, but just hoped it would continue - well yesterday I crashed and the side effects started - really bad anxiety, heart palputations, dry mouth - everything I got when I first started, and now I've just had a very restlesss night's sleep. I really think this dose is too high, and I just can't go through with the side effects again, so I think i'm just going to go back to 20mgs.
So as I've only been on the higher dose for a week would I need to taper down or just go straight back to 20mgs?
Any advice much appreciated, Karen
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