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    twitty22
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      Ok so, I’m 34, female, lifetime of OCD but not officially diagnosed until December 2015, since then I’ve been on 20mg of fluoxetine a day.  I could go as far as saying that fluoxetine has been a lifesaver, it allowed me to feel normal and get on with life and my only regret is that i didn’t speak up sooner!

      However over the past year and a half, I’ve noticed the fluoxetine has not been as effective as it once was, my ocd symptoms are getting progressivly worse over time. I had a consult back in Feb, and they want to increase my dose.

      Now, starting on an antidepressant was something i didn’t take very lightly, and the first few weeks was hell on earth. So naturally I’ve a few concerns with increasing my dose. Firstly, will i keep needing more and more fluoxetine every few years and what happens when it doesn’t work anymore, what do i do then ?? Also, the side effects starting fluoxetine were horrific, is this going to be the case with an increase in dose? Can anyone who’s been in a similar circumstance, please tell me what you did or any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks a mill ?

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