Day 8 on Fluoxetine.

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Hi I’m on day 8, and my symptoms are

- Diarrhea 

- Feeling like my eyes are heavy or tired just like I’m out of it. Or kinda dizzy.

- International shakiness 

- Feeling like a zombie

- Waking up with anxiety 

- Feeling warm sometimes 

- Feeling my heart beating 

 Are these normal??

I feel like during the day my anxiety gets a little better but I also feel maybe more depressed now? Just want to see I’ve this is all normal. How long did it take you to feel better again??


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    Yes, these symptoms are all normal. They lasted about 13 weeks for me and in the meantime, I took Klonopin for the AM anxiety, Phenergan for nausea, and Propanol for the heart racing. I promise it does get better. 
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    Sure, I am on 60mg but I started at 10mg in December. I had side effects each time I increased the dose, so at the beginning I was increasing by 5mg per week, but then said “If I’m going to have these side effects regardless, I might as well increase my dose faster rather than stringing it out.” I stopped at 40mg for a few weeks and thought that would be my maintenance dose, but I still felt so anxious. It was a hard decision because I didn’t know if the anxiety was a side effect of getting used to the Prozac or if it was actual anxiety. I took a chance and increased to 60 and I feel “normal” again.

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