What you know about “blips” ?

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Hi all

I have been 10 months on 20mg fluoxetine.

Journey started with terrible side effects - nausea, lost of appetite and weight, night sweats, increased anxiety 1000000x , depression, blurry vision etc. Woke up with awful anxiety at 3-4am and it was shaking me to my core till 5-6pm. Than it felt like switch turned and i felt happy myself. And like that every day.

Than side effects passed only left with morning anxiety and flat feeling, no interest in life. Every month there were "blips" - uncontrolable fear, unexplained tears, sadness and fear that i wont recover. Those blips lasted 8-10 days and than back to awful morning anxiety and nice evenings.

Eventually i start to get few nice mornings and few days, but now my evenings are not that blissful as it was before.

10 days ago i got hit with next "blip" and was feeling sooo bad, start consider a dose increase.

Any advise or experience shearing would be very appreciated

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    did you increase dose after? how long did it take you to feel happier and interested in life again before your blip? how are you now?


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      hi Jo

      i have i creased my dose 3 days ago.. still waiting .. waiting for side effects and better days

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      have you noticed many side effects since upping the dose? hope you are feeling ok today x

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      Hi Jo

      so far so good, only 3 days on increase.

      But i think its still too early for side effects to pop up.

      will keep you updated

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      fingers crossed you cruise through the increase - apart from affected sleep i didnt get any additional side affects increasing my dose from 20 to 30 x

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      Hi Jo

      i am 11 days on increase, no side effects, only sleeping problem as you said, waking up often and waking up very early.

      i had 5 days road trip and felt amazing , but when get home got a bit anxious

      How are you been doing .?

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      sorry for jumping in im on day 12 increase to 40mg first week felt as if I was turning a corner then last 5 days side effects have been hell been on these over 7 weeks any info when the higher dose starts to work cheers

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      Hi Rob

      you are going through side effects that unfortunately comes with increase, feels like starting all over.

      Just try to relax, and dont worry , it will pass , its just the way increase is balancing in your body.

      You will be fine

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