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    Thanks PDU, that all makes sense and is very helpful. I am really grateful to you

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    Hi Mrsmitchell, been following the post, just a note to see if your feeling better ?

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    Hi Conelrad,

    I have been feeling much better but it has taken a nose dive again more recently. I think because I have been on the drug 3 times before and maybe it takes longer each time.

    PDU, thank you for all your help thus far. I just wanted to ask you if you think I should increase the dose (my doctor basically doesn’t really know or care- they don’t have mental health training really). I have been on 40mg for nearly 4 weeks and on fluoxetine since the beginning of March. I was ok for a bit but I have started waking up feeling sick again. I am about to start a new job- so it may be that. I am waking feeling sick and sweaty palms, with also a sense of dread. It tends to get better as the day goes on. I’m just wondering if it is too early on 40mg, whether I should up the dose or whether I should consider trying something new x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrsmitchell1984 View Post
    if you think I should increase the dose (my doctor basically doesnít really know or care- they donít have mental health training really). I have been on 40mg for nearly 4 weeks and on fluoxetine since the beginning of March. I was ok for a bit but I have started waking up feeling sick again. I am about to start a new job- so it may be that. I am waking feeling sick and sweaty palms, with also a sense of dread. It tends to get better as the day goes on. Iím just wondering if it is too early on 40mg, whether I should up the dose or whether I should consider trying something new x
    Had to say as 4 weeks is not long enough to know whether the dose will work, plus being anxious about starting a new job is normal.

    Personally, I wouldn't tempt the side-effects fates by increasing an AD dose at the same time as beginning a new job, but would deal with any symptoms with temporary solutions, BZDs, or hydroxyzine for anxiety, ginger and/or vitamin B6 supplements for nausea, topical preparations for sweaty palms (ask your pharmacist about these), etc, until I was settled into the new job. A dose increase would be warranted if your mood hasn't stabilized by then.
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    Thank you PDU- that is great advice and I agree side effects would not be good whilst starting a new job. Thank you very much xxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrsmitchell1984 View Post
    Hi Conelrad,

    I have been feeling much better but it has taken a nose dive again more recently. I think because I have been on the drug 3 times before and maybe it takes longer each time.
    Yeah...the side effects are rough. I've had ups & downs, fortunately, the "up's" are more than the downs. Usually, now, anxiety only gets high with a stressful situation as opposed to just random. Good luck with the job ! !

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    Thank you. Good to hear you are feeling better x

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    Hey PDU, i need your good advice again.

    I have been on prozac since October (20mg) and 40mg since January 4th.

    I am definitely functioning better but I am not where I want to be. Does this mean I need to up the dose or try something else. I donít want to come off and then find no improvement with anything else. Thank you always, Sally x

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    I just want to add that I am an unusual case. So, others reading this, please donít think that fluoxetine takes this long to work. Itís because I have come on and off it and this is my fourth time- so fluoxetine should work much earlier for the vast majority of you x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrsmitchell1984 View Post
    Hey PDU, i need your good advice again.
    Oh, you wanted the good advice? You should have said something earlier, Sally.

    I have been on prozac since October (20mg) and 40mg since January 4th.

    I am definitely functioning better but I am not where I want to be. Does this mean I need to up the dose or try something else.
    So you've been on 40mg for 7 weeks. Possibly still a little early to be getting the maximum benefit from it. How big is the gap between where you are and where you want to be?

    I donít want to come off and then find no improvement with anything else.
    There will almost certainly be something that will work, but it could take some finding so more delay. :(
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