Fluoxetine dose increas

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hi, I've been on Fluoxetine 20 mg for years, last week my go raised my dose to 40 mg as I'd been feeling very stressed and anxious... Since doing so I've had bad headaches that include my cheek bones and front of my ears and acid reflux ...has anyone else had these side effects when dose increased please? Don't know whether to go back to 20 mg ? Thank you for your help.

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    From reading here, it seems that increasing your dosage is like starting all over again and you have to go through those initial few weeks of hell.

    Good luck and hope it eases real soon.

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      Hi Vanessa

      Let me start out by saying I'm not a doctor. In my understanding, our bodies and minds need to adjust to a regualr daily dose of Flu - same amount at the same time each day. I suspect that taking more and less every other day will not give you a good result and will prolong your symptoms.

      As you don't want to go straight up to 40mg, I suggest you'd be better off taking 30mg every day - a little fiddling with capsules will enable you to do this. MAyabe your GP would prescribe some 10mg capsules to make the transition easier.

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    Thank youCarl, Yes I agree, good idea, I'll do that. Thank you very much.x

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