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Prozac - extreme tiredness?


Been on it for 4 months now? went from 20 - 40 and now im at 60mg. Has anyone else had experience with being extremely tired every day from the moment you awake till you go to bed? Its done wonders for my anxiety and agoraphobia and made my life livable again.

Any way to combat the tired, insomnia like side effect though?
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Been on it for 4 months now? went from 20 - 40 and now im at 60mg. Has anyone else had experience with being extremely tired every day from the moment you awake till you go to bed? Its done wonders for my anxiety and agoraphobia and made my life livable again.

Any way to combat the tired, insomnia like side effect though?
Add a NRI or Wellbutrine, T3, Stimulants.

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Here Prof. Stahl list some augmentation sudgestions

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Been on it for 4 months now? went from 20 - 40 and now im at 60mg. Has anyone else had experience with being extremely tired every day from the moment you awake till you go to bed? Its done wonders for my anxiety and agoraphobia and made my life livable again.

Any way to combat the tired, insomnia like side effect though?
If you have insomnia type effects, I've read it's best to take your prozac in the morning.
Avoid caffeinated food and drinks, particularly late in the day.
Get regular physical activity or exercise — but complete it several hours before bedtime so it doesn't interfere with your sleep.
Talk to your doctor about taking a sedating medication at bedtime.
If insomnia is an ongoing problem, ask your doctor whether taking a low dose of a sedating antidepressant such as trazodone or mirtazapine (Remeron) before bed might help.

I'm personally never going to touch an SSRI ever again, I'm now tapering off and stopping Fluoxetine-Prozac. I will just be taking Mirtazapine (Remeron) instead before I go to sleep and see how I go on that for a while. I'll also be exercising and try to do more to fight against my isolation and dreary empty life, a pill alone can't fix anything.
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If you have insomnia type effects, I've read it's best to take your prozac in the morning.
Avoid caffeinated food and drinks, particularly late in the day.
Get regular physical activity or exercise but complete it several hours before bedtime so it doesn't interfere with your sleep.
Talk to your doctor about taking a sedating medication at bedtime.
If insomnia is an ongoing problem, ask your doctor whether taking a low dose of a sedating antidepressant such as trazodone or mirtazapine (Remeron) before bed might help.

I'm personally never going to touch an SSRI ever again, I'm just tapering off and stopping Fluoxetine-Prozac. I will just be taking Remeron (mirtazapine) instead before I go to sleep and see how I go on that for a while. I'll also be exercising and try to do more to fight against my isolation and dreary empty life, a pill alone can't fix anything.
I take it when I first wake up.
I only drink caffeine in the morning to help me not be groggy all day.
I workout and exercise regularly.
I'll speak to her when I go in a month. Thanks for your reply!
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Same story for me with Prozac. I was a sack of potatoes for 6 months (I really wanted to wait it out and see if it would work). But nope, no relief and the fatigue killed me in every way.
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First pill I was on was prozac, been on it twice. Both time the trials resulted in 13-16 hours sleep a night, no increased appetite, more irritable etc. I'd just wake up feeling tired and sluggish, and it wouldn't shift.

Edit: I think I recall one of the times being a slightly smaller dose, and that actually make me unable to sleep at first.


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