Upped Prozac dose? - How did it affect your Insomnia?

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Did anybody have insomnia and then up their dose of Prozac? If so what affect did that have on your insomnia?

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    I’m sleeping about 4/6 hours a night and I feel like I’m going mad
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      I just upped my dose so am expecting things to get worse before they get better. Do you ever feel sleepy? I just feel wide awake all the time. If it wasn't for Zopiclone I wouldn't sleep at all. But last time I was on Prozac I slept like a baby so it's probably my anxiety as much as side effects. Hope we both get back to normal sleep soon!

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      I’m tired all the time I just can’t sleep!! It’s making me feel so low. Iv done fluoxetine before and sleep wasn’t a problem like you this time I have also been having problems with anxiety, if only my brain would realise that keeping me awake isn’t helping! Today has been my worst day so far since I got sick, today I want to give up
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      What do you take for sleep? Please don't give up because it will pass, but you may need to take a sleep med in the meantime. The fact I have a sleep med lets me try to sleep naturally each night (I keep failing) then take it as a last resort.

      Here's the things I tell myself when I feel like giving up:

      Here's the things I wrote for when I feel like you do right now:

      Learn to say "well done me" when getting stuff done!

      It will get better!

      This is just a blip!

      These aren't your thoughts! They are the depression!

      Every day you beat it, is a day closer to winning.

      Keep fighting!

      You are getting better.

      You will have off days!

      You have lovely dogs. They need you!

      You have some great friends who love you.

      Summer is on the way!

      Just remember the side effects will go!

      I have a strong mind and I am ignoring anxiety.

      Forget your worries for now - decide to do nothing about them until you feel better.

      Float through the anxiety!

      Pick yourself up and keep going! Everyone has bad days! Don't give up!

       

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      You have no idea how much I need to hear that right now. I am feeling sooo low. I hate taking anything unnecessary, Iv been prescribed olanzapine primarily but I didn’t want to take it so she then prescribed  propranolol to help with the anxiety Iv only taken four since this started (27/11/17) and then Pirion to help with sleep. She wanted me to try Diazepam but last time I had it I had such a nasty reaction I ended up in a&e feeling like I was going to die

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      I was terrified of being addicted ... but people become addicted when they abuse them. We're not abusing them. We're using them as intended. As soon as you are better you will not need them or want them. I was up to 15mg of Diazepam a few times, yet now I wouldn't take one if you paid me because I just don't need one. Take your meds else you are making yourself suffer even though you have an option not to. You know I still get scared taking Zopiclone for sleep, but I will because I know when I no longer need it I will just stop.

      Hey did you try Chamomile tea? It's harmless yet has a tiny amount of the power of these anti-anxiety meds. So glad I found it. It can take the edge off the anxiety. Also I found if you don't fight the anxiety it kind of takes away some of it's effect. A famous anxiety specialist says we should try and float through it.

      Urgh I know about feeling so low. Really I do. But it is temporary. It will pass just like every feeling does. You only have to get through today and then tomorrow will most likely be a bit better.

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