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My psychiatrist selected Prozac for ocd and off of 30 Cymbalta (duloxetine)...1 week 20 now 40 ..a little restlesst claims this is normal til Prozac in system ok?

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Dr. Umee Davae
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In brief: Yes.

Some ppl can get akathisia -- limb restlessness with higher doses of SSRI meds.
If the restlessness worsens tell your doc. May be evolving akathisia. Remedy may be low dose Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg twice a day. Watch out for sedation and confusion from benadryl (diphenhydramine).

In brief: Yes.

Some ppl can get akathisia -- limb restlessness with higher doses of SSRI meds.
If the restlessness worsens tell your doc. May be evolving akathisia. Remedy may be low dose Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg twice a day. Watch out for sedation and confusion from benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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