I am a medical graduate having trouble in sleeping. My psychiatrist told it is a panic disorder. First she gave me Escitalopram 10 mg for which I got akathisia, severe irritability and sleeplessness got aggravated. She later changed it to Fludac 20 mg in the morning at 8 AM. I did not have much inner restlessness or anxiety. As my final exams are approaching I felt this might be the cause. At night she put me on Clonazepam 0.25 mg and sleep was better. She tapered and this is the fourth week on Fluoxetine without Clonazepam. I do not have inner restlessness, but clouding of my consciousness and feel somewhat anxious because of lack of sleep. Can you please let me know why this Fluoxetine even though taken in the morning can cause insomnia at night? Shall I stop using this medication or can I switch to other medication? I guess that as I take Fluoxetine, I did not get sleep at night. I am a 28 year old male. My height is 5'10" and weight is 80 kg.
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It is already four weeks since I am using Fluoxetine. Can it still cause insomnia? Usually, these side effects should go away. Do these tablets cause any impairment in memory or judgement or sleeplessness induced anxiety? I feel I am normal and I do not need these tablets. Do these tablets have any effects if a healthy person takes? Please give an answer in detail doctor.
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Can you please tell me if these SSRIs can cause any disturbance or side effects when a normal healthy person takes and will it cause any dependency? I feel I am normal then why do I need to take them? Please can you elaborate? I get sleep with Clonazepam 0.25 mg OD. Can I take it SOS?
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