Fluoxetine, Excessive Sleep

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Hey all,

I have just recently started taking 80 mg of Fluoxetine (Prozac) for OCD. While it's been great in mitigating my OCD symptoms, it's been a great disruptor of my sleep as well. Not only have I had a harder time getting to sleep in general; I have also experienced really immersive dreams that are hard to come out of, which make me sleep through my alarms and miss my dose time by a matter of hours. Recently, it's also become an issue because my housemate, who has been incredibly kind and accommodating, has confronted me multiple times in the recent past on the premise of it being an issue that impacts his quality of life. So, I guess my question is:

  1. Has anyone had similar experience with Fluoxetine?
  2. What do you do with your daily routine to mitigate these sleep-related inconveniences?

Thank you all very much,


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    I had a tough time sleeping when I took it at night so I started taking it in the morning when I got up and that helped greatly

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