Fluoxetine when should you take it?

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Hi I've been taking 20mg for 5 days.  I am having very disturbed sleep and my mind is working overtime.  The pharmacist said to take it in the morning but from what I am reading It might help me sleep if I took it at night.  Does it make you oversleep as I often have to be up at 7am.  Thanks

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    No it makes me tired but I don't sleep very deep at all. I take it and 20,mins later I'm worn out but yet I'm stimmulated at the same time. I have it at 7pm to I use some energy before bed x 
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    I take mine about 9 in the morning,same time every day,I sleep fine now and have no trouble getting up
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    Hi Tracey, I'm on 20mg myself and take mine roughly @ 10am each day, only difference is that I have been blessed with good unbroken sleep most nights, I have read of other people taking it at night so I guess it may be worth trying for a week or two, by which time you'll be well down the path of having it doing its job, hopefully.

    Good luck with it, hope things settle down soon for you (and you do'nt sleep in wink )


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    hi, im on this forum as my daughter is on this medication, day 29 today.

    she doesnt sleep, we are seeing if night time kalms work, although the doctor has said he will give her sleeping pills if needed.

    side effects for daughter seem to change every day, from shakes/teeth chattering/clenching jaw/sore knees/hates busy places/jittery tummy, but all of these she can cope with, as its better than the place she was in,

    day 9 seemed to be the turning point for her, which is early days, for some its later down the line

    the dr told her not to take at night, as she would be on "fast forward" in her head even more, but all you can do is try it.

    good luck,  xxx


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