Excessive tiredness,, HELP!

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Day 12 of upped dose from 20mg-40mg, for the first 5 days I had trouble sleeping, diarrhea,head fog, loss of appetite, eyes on stalks ect, although most side effects have gone I'm still left with extreme tiredness, I sleep from 10:30pm till around 7am and then around 2hrs at 12pm,, I'm going back to work next week and need any advice on boosting my energy please, tia

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    I would welcome knowing if others have extreme tiredness? I am 2 and a half months in and am so tired. In bed by 8.30 every night and sleep 12hours and am exhausted all day! 
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      It's awful isn't it,,, I've changed my diet to try and help and cutting down my coffee intake to 3 a day at the moment, also when I feel tired I get on my excercise bike for a bit, dreading going back to work next week when I feel so tired

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    Did you have all these side effects at every dose? I have been on 20 mg now for almost 6 weeks, 3 weeks of 10mg before that all with 0 side effects. My doctor gave me 40 mg but I haven't started yet because I am nervous about side effects.

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      7 years ago I went from 20-40 had no side effects at all, came back down to 20 no side effects,,,, to be fair this time of going from 20-40 I had hit rock bottom (hadn't got that far before) so not sure if this was why I had side effects I also got lazy at taking my meds maybe leaving out 3 every weeks for months which most probably caused my relapse , maybe talk to your gp about going to 30 first? Hope this helps

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    It does go eventually, it's the last one to go for me. once they are fully working you'll be alert but calm and sleep like a baby but it takes time.

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      I do sleep for ages maybe I'm not getting a good deep sleep? Glad it has eased up for you hopefully it will ease for me too as it's still early days, thanks for replying

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