Can someone help please fluoxetine

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Hi all me again !! I was on 40mg for a year and they worked fab I missed a few doses and ended up in withdrawal 😪 I went back to 40mg for 4 weeks will little improvements so doc upped to 60mg for 5 weeks and I couldn’t cope with side effects been back to 40mg for a week my question is will it be like starting again as the last three days have been a living nightmare with my anxiety ??? 

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    Hi Jessica, bear with it and keep going!! Takes time to build up in the system again , but you will get there, I had similar prob last year , the ups and downs of increasing, but I'm good now?!, xxxx

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      Thank you so much for replying to me !!! So gratefull I’m hoping this will pass it has done in the past it’s awful waiting tho isn’t it xx
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    Will it effect me because I have decreased as o was only on the 60 for 5 weeks and been at my original dose for a full week now but as I say heightend anxiety the last few days 😢😢 doc says it needs to level back out and that the anxiety is normal and showing that Med is working slowly xx

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    Give it a few months to see if it works like before. I found propranolol helped my anxiety.
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      I’ve come of a few times and come back to it and never had any trouble but because my anxiety is so high I keep thinking it’s not goin work this time around . I’m really tryin to stick with it 😢

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    I'm on 20 MG and still have anxiety; in my 3rd week of the 20 mg dose. I sure hope it kicks in soon!  taking klonopin also to manage the anxiety.

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      Aw I find it so hard with the effects but I know that it does work eventually been here loads of times ! But the anxiety is so hard at the moment if literally had a guts full of it an want to feel myself again ! 
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    yes the side effects are a bear.

    I learned the hard way that when you stop it cold turkey, often the original symptoms come back in 2-3 weeks much WORSE than when you originally started.

    I am working through that very thing, on my 3rd week of back on 20mg dose.

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      Same as me that’s why I’m back tryin again as I missed so many doses in January then withdrawal hit me for 6 ! Went on 40mg for 4 weeks then 60mg for 5 weeks it was to much for me so I’ve been back at 40mg 9days ago , so now the doctor thinks it will take 2 weeks for the chemical balance to settle due to changes in doses 😢 40 mg always worked before so hopefully it will again ! I have severe side effects and a few seconds a day where I feel normal it’s last a few secs and bang back to anxiety so thinking it’s very , very slowly working !! The heightened anxiety is the worse at the mo and blurry gritty eyes with occasional dizziness 😢😢

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      That is exactly what happened to me Ben. I quit 40mg cold turkey. Worst mistake I ever made. Tried to get back on it but it was a nightmare. Now weaning off.
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      At some point, I would like to be off it.  But that is a long way out. Right now I need to get stablized properly where I can function like a normal person

      Yes jessica the anxiety is probably the worst for me. I live alone, lost my dad in Oct 2016 and I have been a mess ever since. At least in 2017 while I was on the 20mg, I did ok for the most part. But foolishly quitting cold turkey was a big mistake. 

      I'm having faith in what others have said here, give it time to "build up" once again and that is the advice I will repeat.  I do feel slightly better in terms of depression but the anxiety puts me back a bit

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      Hit me for six too. Beyond belief. Developed panic disorder out of nowhere plus other mental issues. Can you ask your doc if you can go up 10mg at a time? Prozac usually takes longer to work for 2nd timers but most get there in the end.
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      Aw I bet it’s harder for yourself living alone . I’ve got three children and a hubby so they keep me busy which sometimes helps . Gettin up is the hardest for me I’m full of anxiety as soon as I wake which last till late afternoon then it eases a bit in the evening. Ye I’m goin to try and see if it balances back out for me as horrid as I feel 😢😢

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      I’ve come off a lot over 12 years so think it’s probably going to take time to balance for me , it’s a horrible waiting game tho 😢

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      It so is Jessica, but it will get better. Just get through each day for now and keep a diary.
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      Yes I hope so I have a few seconds where I feel me so hoping that’s the meds but the mornings are awful 😢 !! I’m having a bit of dizziness also but think that’s the tabs x

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      Yes mornings are worse for me also. I usually take the 20 mg pill in the AM...........after I complete my daily wretching (nothing comes up), then I lie back in a recliner for a few minutes, try to eat some cereal then I take my prozac.

      Thinking of switching to taking it at night but oddly enough, as of now, taking in AM, I usually feel better by afternoon when at work. Yesterday was an exception though, I felt restless all day, I did not take a Klonopin before coming to work as it makes me very dopey tired.  Plus have a terrible pinched nerve in left shoulder and that is causing some grief as well.

      Hope we both stay the course and get better!  SOON! cheesygrin

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      Yes I take my 40mg in the morning as I always have , anxiety is really bad till around 2/3 then I seem to have less anxiety in the evening it’s much less ! I feel dizzy and blurred vision is a bit bad atm also , yes I hope we both can ride it out also just feeling hopeless atm x
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      Somehow we need to stick it out. DOM put out a good link that gave me a lot of encouragement. I am nearly at the end of week 3 on getting back on 20 mg dose and so far, it is consistent with what dom posted the link to.

      Like you I usually do better in the evening................weird, perhaps that is when the prozac starts to kick in?

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      Yes I’m hopefull and I’ll stick it out aslong as I can for the results I usually have ! It’s just horrible I go to bed worrying about wakein up feelin crap again . Ye I think it must be at it’s best toward the evenin x
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