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A 27-year-old male asked:

Upped prozac (fluoxetine) from 20mg to 40mg, in order to help getting of valium. experiencing more anxiety first 2 days, but this is normal right? could it help?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Medication Effects: I commend you wanting to get off Valium if it had become habit forming. Of course you deserve relief from Anxiety. Valium is for Anxiety. Prozac (fluoxetine) is for depression, it can help with anxiety. Increasing Prozac (fluoxetine) from 20mg/day to 40mg/day is likely causing anxiety. See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, need for medication, dose, benefits and side effects, Therapy, Breathing Relaxation, and Visual Imagery.

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