Day 3 Increased dose

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Hi everyone. I'm on day 3 of 40mg (I did two weeks on 20 first) Day one I was okay but yesterday I felt completely scattered, anxious and couldnt keep it together.  I've just (sort of reluctantly) taken my dose today, day 3.  I've read that the first week of an increase can be rough. Any advice? I've been on lexapro previously for depression and anxietly but my current doctor thinks that I have ocpd (which leads to my dep/anx) so she is trying the fluoxetine. I really really want to be able to function better. Thanks!

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    I'm still teetering too.  On week five of 60 mg...lots of anxiety..you're not alone.  This drug seems to do that.  Hang in there; the anxiety has gotten better.  Be patient with yourself; hoping for good things on the other side after drug has become fully functional in your body.  I guess it takes time.
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      Thanks! Did you up your doseage or were you started on the 60mg? I did two weeks on 20mg, by the end of week 2 the side effects were minimal and on day 14 my doctor had instructed me to increase to 40mg and I guess I should have expected the same issues while I'm adjusting to the higher dosage. Working on my patience for sure!
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    I'm on day 50 of 20mg fluoxetine. Prescribed 40mg but wanted to give this a go for a while as it definitely takes some time for the brain to adjust. Was on 60mg of Celexa before. Give it a few weeks is my advice. It's not just a quick thing as I once thought. Prayer's go out to you to get to a comfortable place with joy.
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