SSRI increase serve panic please help going crazy

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15weeks on 20mg fluoxetine, 8 dreadful weeks on it followed by 7 normal ones back to been me! But boom anxiety and pnd crept in (baby 7wk) Dr upped me to 40mg but I'm taking 30mg, day 4 and my anxiety is crippling I'm in total panic shaking all the time followed by break downs of tears. Trying to be strong. Is this normal on a increase ? Back on square one can't even be left alone as I'm a panicking mess

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    Yes Rachel it is normal in the sense that physiologically we all react different to the anti depressants. Anxiety often escalates when taking them before levelling out, I've definitely experienced that. Medication doesn't stop our thoughts though which are one of the main culprits in keeping anxiety going. Try and just treat it like a bad cold, something going on in the background and it will improve. Sending you god wishes x
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      I'm so hurt that 20mg has now failed me after 15weeks and 7back to myself weeks. Lost hope in the meds now 30mg is making me like start up again, panick, headache, dizzy, sick, tired all day. I hope this passes a lot quicker then start up I can't handle it too long. Failing to see any light x

      Thank u for replying xx

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    If you have a young baby, i think it could be the hormones to blame anyway, but focus on the good weeks that you have had which is a positive sign that you will get there soon!
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    Ugh, I hated fluoxetine. Not only did I get a huge increase in anxiety it also made me more depressed. Will never take an SSRI again. SNRI's are better IMO.
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