Good and bad moments changes within minutes

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I've been on fluoxetine for about 8 weeks now and been seeing great results. Like today I hungout with a friend and had actual real laughs and a good time then came home where I was melow and relaxed. As I was watching YouTube I thought of somethinges negative ( I think) and out of nowhere panic, racing thoughts, and lately it's been alot of depersonalization and derealization where for a few minutes where nothing made sense and I felt lost or just not right. But it happened so fast from being really good to really bad. Is this normal? Has this happened to anyone? I'm still trying to calm down but any feedback with help alot.

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    Oart of this disorder is the tight connectiin between the mind and the body and the body and the mind. There are nuerotrasmitters we use. When the same thiught and path is used enough you instinctivelt create a shortcut..the fast route. That is set up for human survival. Fight or flight is a survivor mode. So at this point you are very programmed and many "shortcuts" have been formed. Thats why theres so much information outnthere about retraining your brain. Its similiar to forming a bad habit but more extreme. Where it all changes up is we have heirarchy of thinking and can intervene in the programmed circuits or instincts we have. You have to become very aware of your thoughts and your body. Challenege the thoughts in a cinstructive way but act on it. This takes a lot of work. A ton of work. Seems much harder to reverse this. We forget we are animals ourselves and we are designed a certain way to survive. Once you have a negative thought..i have been trapped in that myself, then your mind rapidly goes to a past body "feeling" or experience and goes yep theres the connection and BOOM it triggers. We have to stop exepting that. The minds languge is thiughts. The bodys language is feelings. They intertwine deeply. So when your mind goes to thought try and catch it. Challenge it and explain to yourself its a thiught and you dint have to believe it. And thinkmod reasons why. Rationalize it out. Thoughts are Thoughts nothing more they are based on yurmown life experiences and what you have learned. Sometimes the body "feels" odd and then again it like oooh i know this feeling body it is ...BOOM it triggers 

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      Soory about the typos the o and i are too close together on my keyboard and i mess it up. If i try to correct it this site many times deletes the whole thing and starts over.
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      That described it perfectly. Thank you. But there are time I know why this happens but still can't find a way to over come it. I'm taliking to my psychiatrist soon. I've been on edge lately due to the medication increase but she wants she thinks on benzodiazepines for the short term the the increased dosage balances out. Thanks for your response.

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    I wouldn't think is was the medicine if you've used it for 8 weeks, but I'm not a doctor or even close.  I've been taking if long, long, time.  No effects like that.  You sure you didn't take sometihing else?  Did you drink alcohol?

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    Happens to me too Matthew. I'm also on fluoxetine and been about 9 weeks now. First four were on 10mg and now 5 weeks on 20mg. It can be just like a switch is flipped, all if a sudden all panicky.

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