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Hi been on Prozac for 9 weeks some improvement but still having awfull anxiety in the mornings does anyone else have this ?

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    When you say awful anxiety can you explain , is it fear ?? Or panic , what dose of Prozac are you taking daily? , sorry if I sound nosey but I have just started Prozac 20 mg and my Gp told me to increase it after a week or two and take 40 mg as it can take a while to feel better regards Catherine
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      I wake up early bout 4.30am suddenly and then can't go back to sleep, anxiety builds till I don't know what to do with myself, as the day goes on there is background anxiety still but by 4ish I seem to be ok, it's driving me nuts xxx oh and I'm on 20mg

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      Omg Hillary,

      Thats me to a "T".  But It's usually around 5-6pm that I start feeling better.

      Im on 20mg also. How far along are you?

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      I know but people on this site say it's pretty normal. It's just so frustrating and debilitating. I took 1mg of clonazepam this morning because I had to go out and I couldn't go the way I was feeling.

      I try to tuff my way through it as much as I can,but sometimes my mind and body just need a rest.

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      Seeing as I see some small improvements I will try up to 12 weeks. See where I am then.

      None of us chose getting sick this way. Sometimes our brains just need extra help staying balanced.

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      Hi I have learned through previous anxiety attacks and reading self help book to let that anxiety wash over me don't think to yourself "oh my goodness " because that only releases more adrenaline and adds more anxiety , let the feeling wash over you it's not going to harm you , you are not going mental !!! It's a physical feeling relax into the mattress let all your body just sink into it and let time pass , take a couple of paracetamol tablets if you have a headache and try and remember it's going to get better , ask your GP if 40 mg will help you if you cannot relax. Although I have had severe stress in my job for two years I never thought I would end up back and worse than I was a few years back , along with fluoxetine this can work believe me , regards Catherinev

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    Hi Hillary,

    I have been on Prozac just over 3 weeks with horrible anxiety, nausea and the shakes every morning. I'm quite a ways behind you so I'm no real help.

    But I wish you all the best and for some more healing to come your way.

    Have you talked to your doctor about it at all?

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    Hi Hilary I no exactly what you are going through I'm on week 7 my days started getting better and better but past 4 nights I have bin waking up at 4-5am with severe anxiety with gushes of dizziness and fearing my heart is stopping I've bin taking 2.5ml of fluoxetine which is such a low dose but I'm going up to 5ml tomorrow as I can't handle it anymore I've felt so anxious all day I woke up 3 times last night fearing of dying I don't even no what's causing it it's awful then makes me have such a bad day hope you get better soon does get better but also depends on what kind of anxiety you are suffering with

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