Last night I had the worst break down ever I didn't know if it is because I'm under so much pressure or if its not working. I'm doing 20 MG a day i've thought a lot about just trying to up the dose myself like take 40 MG a day to see. I have worst thoughts and feelings now that I'm on it than if i had nothing. I hate feeling like this.
My psych has always told me to give the medication 6 weeks to work, but I've usually haven't had to wait that long. You should be able to call your doctor, talk to a nurse, and see if they agree that upping the dose at this time is a good idea or not. It can take at least a coupe weeks for the medication to build up enough in your system that you start noticing a difference. But please check before you try. Good luck :)
Fluoxetine is a tricky one. It can take up to three months before it settles properly. I wouldn't try increasing the dosage while you're still getting settled on it as your body hasn't completely adjusted to the dosage you're currently taking. It does make your thoughts and feelings worse for a while before you notice some sort of change; this is a common side effect especially for people under 25.
- Fluoxetine Information for Consumers
- Fluoxetine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fluoxetine (detailed)
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