Fluoxetine dose time

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Ive just been prescribed 20mg fluoxetine daily for anxiety.

I took it 5 years ago and did really well with it but i cannot remember what time of day i took it.

What is the best time to take it? I really dont want to be drowsy through the day, but I also do not want to be kept awake at night with it either. 

So what time is the best time of day to take it please? also how quick might i feel the benefit of it?



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    Hi there,

    I was told to take it first thing in the morning...to start with for the first few weeks this can make you sleepy, but usually that will feel better over time. I would say to give it at least 12 weeks to begin feeling a proper benefit, but everyone's different...so you may feel better sooner or later than that...but I have found it to be really beneficial and i've been prescribed it for depression and anxiety. I was on 20mg end of July this year and have been on 40mg since the end of Sept. This is a great place to come for help as everyone is lovely and will do all they can for you when you need it. 

    Hang in there x

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    Hi Kim. I'm finding it lot so better now that I'm on 20mg instead of 60mg.. it's going well for me so far.. but I was on it for over two years .. my memory a lot better.. and it's a bonus I'm loosing weight.but I will remain on 20mg indefinitely.

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    It does make me a bit drowsy, im on week 3 going into week 4 now.

    Also it makes me wake up more anxious and agitated but once im up and about im ok. I dream more too. My head feels fuzzy weird little headaches and a few pins and needles in my fingers which isnt really bothersome. Apart from that im not too bad. so far so good.

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