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I haven't been on here for a while, I have been back on fluoxetine for 13wks after having a rough time on Sertraline for 4months,  I am still feeling very disengaged and as though I am fighting hard not to sink deeper into this black hole. I have no motivation I have lost interest in everything even spending time with my grand kids. I am so insecure and unsure of myself I am so embarrassed to say I actually checked the messages on my husbands phone today and he caught me, he was very sweet about it but I'm now really beating myself up and hardly know what to say to him. This illness is ruining my marriage and completely taking over my life. My doctor has spoke about upping my fluoxetine to 40mg a day, is anyone on 40mg, does it make any difference? Do you take it at the same time or do you split it and take one in the morning and one in the evening? And did you suffer the usual side affects  again?

Thank you for taking time to read this.

Karen

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    Hi Karen.  So sorry to hear you've been having a rough time!  I'm on 40mg of flu.  I started on 20mg but after 2 weeks my Dr upped it to 40mg.  I'm still not 100% sure if that was necessary (I'm in the US at the moment and they are very quick to medicate here), but, a week later, my anxiety has almost completely disappeared.  I still feel very flat and pretty unexcited by everything, but when I think of how crazy I was feeling even a week ago, perhaps 40mg was the right call.  So far my only side effects have been feeling mildly nauseus and I have been absolutely conking out each night (but woozy in the day or anything).  I take both in the morning.  Good luck, I hope you feel better soon!  Lesley
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    Hi karen.

    Yes I had to up my dose to 40mg and found this helped a lot as 20mgs was just not enough for me. 

    Everyones different but if ure gp feels you shpuld up the dose I would definitely give it a try.

    I take mine in the morning and did not get any side affects from going up to 40mgs y unlike when I first started on 20mg. It was horrendous!!!!

    I am feeling much better now however I have other health issues to deal with now smile

    Good luck and keep us updated xx

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      First day of 40mg, just hope I can feel some change in how I feel soon, because I can't lift myself at all, I just want to run from everything and shut myself away. 

      Im glad your feeling better qsqs but sad you have other health issues to deal with. 

      Thank you for replying

      Karen

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      Hi Karen,

      I hope you feel better soon it's so hard when you feel this way. I hope the 40mg

      Kicks in really quickly

      Linda x

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      Thank you Linda,and your right it is hard to function my poor husband hardly gets two words out of me in the evening when I'm like this.

      Hopefully the Prozac won't take to long to have some kind of affect.

      Karen

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    Hi Karen

    its awful isnt it feeling so disengaged, but it does pass, it took me around 4-5 months to start feeling my old self again and to get my motivation back, good luck love keep in touch sharon xx

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    Hi Karen,

    i have aver been on flu 20mgs for 11 weeks. There are times when I feel fine and days like today I feel really anxious and want to up the dose but in fear of feeling more anxious. I have had a lot of good advice on this site that it will get better so I remain hopeful  and try to remain positive. I've e been a bit paranoid to and have lost confidence in myself. Hope you feel better soon and message me if you need support.

    linda x

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