fluoxetine, advice please?

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I have been on fluoxetine for over a year now and have had sent small hiccups but now I am starting to feel strange and not right again? Do I need my dose higher to prevent these hiccups? 

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    I'm unsure but iv heard it stops working after a while. Should u be better now or is it for a long term illness. Iv been on it 5 weeks and feel really spaced out, did you can this ? Thank you. Hope u feel better soon. Speak with ur dr about a increase xxx
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    This medicine doesn't stop working.  What you're experiencing is a normal process with this type of medication.  As you recover you'll get ups and downs along the way, with the downs becoming less as time goes by.  You can get a really bad one sometimes years away ....... it just happens.  Accept them as part of recovery, move forward and they'll disappear in time.

    Upping your dose is to the answer - that'll just give you those initial side effects again.

    K xx

     

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      Sorry, typo.

      That was meant to say upping your dose ISN'T the answer.

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    Hey Holly

    Why not  jsut go back to basics? Do the things thaty helped you get through the feelings you had when you started Fluox - the reasons why and the side efffects. Acceptance of where you are and giving yourself time to recover - as you will! Lots of TLC is a great help, too, if you can give that to yourself - or receive it from others, of course.

    All things pass and you will come good again.

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