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Do I need to increase fluoxetine dose?

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alphacharlie1

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Hi, I’ve been on 20mg Fluoxetine for my HOCD/POCD/ROCD for 3 months now, and the intensiveness of thoughts went down after the first 4 weeks and I had around 6-8 weeks where it wasn’t too bad... now I feel like it’s wearing off and I’m starting to struggle quite badly again. Should I increase dosage to 40mg and is there any significant side effects like decreased libido/tiredness if I increase it to 40mg... and will it take 4 weeks to become effective like 20mg does? I know it’s a lot of questions but I’ve had 2 months of not even thinking about going on these forums again and now I’m back and it’s quite upsetting.
 
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Speak to your doctor before increasing your medication. Nobody here is qualified to give advice about drug titration as each individual is different.
 
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I think 60mg Is usually used to treat OCD illness if I remember correctly
I agree talk to your doctor before making any medication changes
love Lu xxx
 
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Always seek the advice of your doctor, psychiatrist or other qualified health professional before making any changes to your medications or with any questions you may have regarding drugs/medications.
 
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Hi Highly agree on this, one, do speak to your doctor before making any irrational changes to your medications.
 
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