I took my first fluoxetine pill yesterday at 1pm, woke up in my sleep at about 1:45am and started having a really bad trip... Felt like I was sinking, a bit numb and really panicky. Can't get back to sleep now. Not sure if placebo or the pill is already taking effect? If so can't really think of a best time to take pill because I suppose I'm either going to trip out anyway during day or night, and id rather trip out in my own home than in public. Unless there are methods to counteract this?
First off, regardless of what time, the first 3-5 days, 2-3 weeks are an adjustment period when things will get a bit weird. In many cases it almost seems as thought he med is actually making worse the very thing we're trying to make better. So, knowing this adjustment period exists (and for some folks it can be 4-6 weeks) we can be less concerned. Also take not, many folks change their dosage because they are unaware of this, and each time a change is made, be it + or -, this adjustment clock starts all over again. So, hang in there, give it some time to settle, choose your time to take it and stick to it, keep your Dr informed and you'll be on the road to feeling better.
Hi, i see from your comments that you are feeling better now. Generally Prozac is taken each morning (or sometimes at night). This seems to suit most people well. When you start an antidepressant it can often make you feel worse before you feel better, but any induction side effects should gradually reduce in severity the longer you have been taking the medication... The induction period is around 4 weeks, give or take. I have taken Prozac in the past and found it very helpful, hoping you do too
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