still don't feel great after 3 months

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I've been on fluoxetine for 3 months now, and still feel kind of flat, my anxiety is a bit better but i just don't seem to have any get up and go. Do i need to give it a bit longer to work or do i need my dose upping? It worries me to think of upping the dose as i don't want the side effects to hit me again! I'm at the doctors again tomorrow but was just after a bit of advice of what i should do?

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    I'm in the same boat right now. I will be at 12 weeks tomorrow and was hoping for a little better results. But I'm going to hang in there. I have had 2 in creases from 20 to 30 to 40 mg. I'll see what my Dr. says when I see him in a few weeks

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    Hi lindsey,

    Wondering how you are doing now? are you feeling better?

    I am at 12 weeks now. My energy is low and my mood also but the anxiety is ok. I really hope it will get better.

    Kind regards

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      Hi bella, i'm much better than i was!! Its been 6 months now for me, and i went up to 30mg from 20mg 4 weeks ago, maybe i shouldn't have waited so long to increase my dose but i worry about everything so i think i put myself off lol, my anxiety is at an all time low and my mood has improved loads, but its been very up and down! and these tablets seem to take forever, or they have for me anyway! hopefully you won't have to wait as long xxx

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    hi lindsey, how are you after the increase? im 13 weeks on 20mg. My anxiety is better but I'm still low in mood and no motivation to do anything. My doctor wants me to increase to 30mg. Did you get any side effects from increasing to 30mg and did it help?

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      Hi kay, i was the same with no motivation to do anything, and when i finally upped my dose they made me feel so tired for the first couple of weeks it made me think i'd done the wrong thing with increasing them, but the tiredness has gone and i'm feeling so much better in myself, i'm just hoping this continues now. xx

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