Need some hope... Flux 7 weeks

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So finishing up my 7th week on flux. 5 weeks on 20 mg and 2 weeks on 40 mg. I feel more myself but anxiety and panic are very present. Seems like since upping the dose my panic has got worse. Almost feels like when i started the 20mg. Anyone else experience this with the dosage increase? When I'm not anxious I do feel more myself but anxiety has been everyday!

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    I would carry on with the fluoxetine I'm on week 9 and it's bin a god send for me I do sometimes feel anxious and I sometimes have mild panic attacks at night but nothing major it has helped me a lot stick to it for another couple of weeks and see how you get on

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      I have read a lot that every time you up the dose you can start again with the side effects. They will settle down again. I know how you feel. The anxiety comes with nausea and the shakes for me. I'm almost 5 weeks and just upped the dose last Monday to 30mg. My psychiatrist thought I would be less likely to increase the side effects by doing only 10mg. Still got them though. I hate how the anxiety makes me feel weak, and unsure and adds to the depression. Without it I feel much more like myself. More confident and positive. 

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    Hang in there. I'm at week 9. I have some anxiety in the mornings but it goes away. Which is a far cry from where I was with constant anxiety. I was on 40 mg for four weeks now. My side effects went away around three and half weeks of upping the dose. But yes I had increased anxiety.

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      So it's been 2 weeks and 2 days since upping dose and my anxiety is still crazy! Have to take Clonazepam at work because I get so panicky. You said it was over 3 weeks before you felt a difference? How are you now?

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      HI John,

      I am now taking 1mg clonazepam every morning to get by. It's been a week and a half since upping my dose.  I really believe the anxiety is far worse than the depression. Let's hope it settles down for all f us soon.

      I hope you feel better tomorrow and get some rest.

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      Well right now I feel like crap. It's been nine days since I stopped my xanax. I still have anxiety but I think a lot of it is withdrawal symptoms. My head is a fog and can't see straight. But the Prozac side effects are gone. I do feel less anxious then before to a more controllable level but I still haven't left the house yet. I was able to stop the xanax at 3 weeks after upping dose to 40. Hang in there and take it day by day. I get so upset sometimes but tell myself Day by day.

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      first half the month when all this started it was 2 mg a day. Then I slowly tapered on my own down to a .25 a day which was torture Then I stopped. My body got hooked fast to taking it. Yesterday was the first day I felt half decent from withdrawal. Hopefully today is better. Not bc of withdrawal but the anxiety I haven't thrown up in the mornings in over two weeks. Today marks week ten.

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      So happy you had a good day! Thanks and I hope you have more good days. I'm still shaky this morning but with the help of this forum I know it will pass

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      So you were right my anxiety has definitely improved this week! I'm at 3.5 weeks on 40 mg. How are you feeling now? Hoping I will see more improvement.

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      Yes I am doing better. I actually got out a little yesterday to drive and today I am at a friends reception party I'm glad your feeling better and I hope we are both on the upside of things. I added the spice saffron to my Prozac and it seems to help me a lot.

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