Body feels like I've had too much caffiene

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I increased my dose of Prozac from 20mg to 40mgs 9 days ago and I initially had increased anxiety and nervousness which is still lingering. The strange thing is that my body feels all shaky like I've had too much caffiene (and I haven't). This sounds crazy, but has this happened to anyone else? Is this just a symptom of anxiety? Or is it a side effect of the Prozac? I'm confused. I'm worried this will never go away! thanks for your input!

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    I was just on another forum, and they were saying that whenever you increase your dosage, it's like starting on anti-depressants all over again for awhile.  Maybe it will go away after a few weeks of adjusting to the new dose.

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    Yes that sounds like a fine tremor. If it doesn't die down the doctor can prescribe beta blockers like propandol. I take 1 a day. No effect other than stopping the shaking. If you suffer from waking at night with heart racing. Beta blockers will sort that within hour. You can take a very small 10mg to 40mg dose. They can also be taken as and when needed.

    My tremor is there while i take fluox and will go when I come off it in a year's time.

    It's nothing to worry about but I'd recommend you at least try so you understand what the feeling is exactly.

    Good luck

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      Thanks so much for your reply. I had no idea what it was and its kind of scary. If it persists I will definitely ask my dr about a beta blocker. It's super uncomfortable!

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      Hi vanilla - yes it is really uncomfortable, I am on day 8 of 20mg and today I feel exactly as you described, like I had too much caffeine and like my heart is beating fast (though I know it's not). I was quite shaky yesterday and called my doctor for reassurance and they said it's normal and a common side effect. Just have to tough it out to get where we want to be. Hope you feel better.

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      I was on 7 weeks of Prozac and started to get the shakes around week 5, it was really terrible, I wake up in the morning shaky and it goes on all day. I finally decided that Prozac wasnt the medicine for me bc I my anxiety consistenly got worse to the point where I couldnt leave my house. I know a lot of people on here say to stick it out but I just couldnt carry on like this. I hope you have better luck! smile

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      Thank you! Nothing wrong with that, it's definitely not for everybody. You've go to do what's right for you! I hope you have found something that works for you, there are many many different kinds of medications and therapies so stay the course, you'll find your best fit. I had great luck with Prozac in the past so I'm sticking with it myself, doctor says just tough out a couple weeks of the side effects and I should be feeling better.

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