hi should i up my dose

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Hi everyone, doctor put me on Fluoxetine a few weeks ago, 20mg and have been fine no side effects, not feeling any better or any worse, was on sertaline 200mg for about 5 months that helped but not realy thats why he desided to try me on the Fluoxetine . Anyways i was thinking of taking 40mg instead of 20mg of Fluoxetine to see if that would make a difference, do you guys thing i should, only been on it 2 weeks, should i leave it longer before upping dose or just go for it! LOL

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    I have just started 20mg of Fluoxetine almost 2 weeks ago for anxiety and obsessive thinking. I am trying to be patient waiting for results as it takes time to start working.

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    be very patient ! at a time when its very hard to do. ive been on these ssri meds for 18 years and they work for anxiety for me. and its always took me around 6 to 9 months to recover and kept getting better after that. i usually start feeling little better around 3 to 4 months. everybody is different. on how long it takes to recover and the side effects.

    every time the dosage is adjusted then its like restarting the clock on time till recovery. now if the dosage is gradually adjusted up very slowly then the side effects will be very small.

    give each med plenty of time and give each dose plenty of time.

    weeks is too early to tell. think months. these meds do work good but just know it takes time!

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    The patient part is tough. I have read that the changes are gradual and not an aha moment.I am hanging in there and hoping for a good result.I see my Dr. in 2 more weeks to discuss any progress.

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