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How long would Prozac (fluoxetine) insomnia last?

Talk to your doctor. You may need to talk to the doctor who prescribed the Prozac (fluoxetine) to you. Insomnia can be a sign that a medication is too activating for an individual. Accompanied by additional side effects the insomnia may be a reflection that the medication is making you a little manic although insomnia in the absence of mania is encountered as a side effect with prozac (fluoxetine). Read more...

Taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for 3 months for OCD, at 80mg for 4 weeks. Have anxiety, insomnia since move to 80 from 60. Will these go away? How long, two months?

See your doctor . It is common to experience anxiety and insomnia when the dose of Prozac (fluoxetine) is increased. Sometimes these improve over time. See your doctor and tell him or her about your concerns. There are several options available to help you. . Read more...

How long for Prozac (fluoxetine) start up side effects (anxiety, insomnia)to go away? Started at 10, up 10mg a week for two months, been at 80 just over four weeks

Talk to your doctor. Unless the condition being treated is OCD, a dose of 80 mg/day of Prozac (fluoxetine) is excessive. For depression or anxiety, a dose of 20 to 40 mg/day for more than 4 weeks is considered an adequate therapeutic trial for Prozac (fluoxetine). If primary symptoms have not resolved at this dose/duration, it's prudent to re-assess the diagnosis and to consider at a different treatment strategy. Read more...

Prozac (fluoxetine) question. Do you think it's better to take it in the am or pm for someone with insomnia.?

Insomnia, Prozac (fluoxetine) Prozac is a Medication for Depression, not for insomnia, it can have side effects. The effect of a single dose lasts for 24 hours Depending upon metabolism, some patients respond better while taking it in the morning, some in the evening See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis of insomnia, Anxiety; discuss benefits ans side effects of Prozac, medications for sleep-like Restoril (temazepam). Do Breathing Relaxation. Read more...
Depends. In general, most would agree that Fluoxetine (Prozac) is more activating than sedating. However, there is individual variability. If you take it in the morning and find yourself tired through it the first part of the day, perhaps it's better to take it in the evening. . Read more...
Insomnia help. If Prozac (fluoxetine) makes you sleepy, take it at bedtime. If not, morning dose is fine. If your insomnia is from depression, overall sleep should improve regardless of what time you take dose as long as you take it every 24 hr to maintain a therapeutic blood level. If insomnia does not improve, discuss with prescribing doc or pcp to consider other causes. See: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. Best wishes. Read more...
If taking it in the. PM causes worsening of insomnia, take in the AM, if it causes you to feel some sleepiness and helps with sleep, take at night. There’s nothing wrong with using a side effect of prozac (fluoxetine) to your advantage if you have one. If you’re having no sedation and no change in energy, it doesn’t matter when you take it as long as it’s every 24 hours, and you can take it at a time that’s easy to remember. Read more...
Morning. prozac (fluoxetine) in general may be more likely to be activating than other medications like it. I generally recommend taking in the morning so this does not interfere with sleep and potentially help with energy. if for whatever reason you find it makes you tired, I would not hesitate to try taking it before bed. Read more...
Probably in am. If you have insomnia I would start off taking it in the morning. You might want to experiment because it could work the other way. ALso this is kind of medication that when you take it regularly , the effects are continuous so it is even possible that another antidepressant will be less likely to effect your sleep. It is possible that there are psychological factors that have to be addressed . Read more...
Your preference. Hi Oleg medically it doesnt matter but different peopple can have different reactions. prozac (fluoxetine) can aggrevate insomnia for some people- they should take it in the morning. some people get tied- they should take it @ night. you can move it around the clock to see what is best for you . Read more...
Try it out. See how it impacts you when you take it in the morning & then also try it at night. It may not matter. However, if it gives you more energy - take in am. If it makes you sleepy take at night. Read more...

Been taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for two weeks. 20 mg. Recently experiencing insomnia. Took it before and don't remember this effect. Does it go away?

It should. This may be a component of anxiety or major depression, and should improve with continued ssri use. Also, Prozac along with zoloft tends to be more activating, so if you are taking it at night, try taking your Prozac first thing in the morning. Alternatively, you could try to switch to a more sedating ssri like Celexa or paxil (paroxetine). Either way, you should discuss with your doctor. Read more...

My cousin has been on Prozac (fluoxetine) for years. Said she can't 'cry' and has insomnia but she wants to stay on it. Is emotional apathy common with ad?

Occasionally a. Patient complains about emotional blunting. However, I have found that some of the patient's that take it for anxiety - have just gotten addicted to chaos ; anxiety. They feel lost without it. They may define what would be a normal emotional state for most as inability to have emotions. Your cousin should discuss this w her psychiatrist so that medications can be optimized - especially if she has. Read more...

on Prozac (fluoxetine) 2 weeks 10 mg. Suffered insomnia, anxiety and being cold. Have gone off it, 6 days ago. Now have been having brain zaps. Ssri withdraws?

Probably. SSRIs can have a discontinuation syndrome. Often people describe symptoms similar to what you mention. However you should follow up with your doctor to be sure. Usually the syndrome only lasts a few days and is a nuisance but not dangerous. Self-limited. Read more...