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Madebyfire

478d

Does anyone else on fluoxetine have insomnia and bad/vivid nightmares??

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    • Alex1325

      331d

      I used to be on Fluoxetine and it led to hullacinations and suicidal ideation

    • Alex1325

      331d

      I used to be on Fluoxetine and it led to hullacinations and suicidal ideation

    • LeftyJames

      400d

      Since taking anti-depressants I've experienced an increase of vivid and strange dreams, this happened when I took Sertraline and still happens now I'm on Fluoxetine.

    • FrenchBanditi

      404d

      Yes. But I couldn't say it's an influence from the fluoxetine.

    • Moon_Fawn

      404d

      Yes! Sometimes I have a hard time differentiating dreams from reality even if they’re nightmares :(

    • Ja80

      407d

      Yes I do some bad nightmares and insomnia

    • Walk_Partners

      407d

      Insomnia, but less so vivid nightmares, sometimes, most of the time I don't dream

    • Ghostofthematrix

      407d

      I don't have insomnia, but I have very vivid dreams quite frequently, not nightmares though, just really odd dreams.

    • Bre19

      407d

      Yes

    • cloudnine

      413d

      i thought that was just... me. didn't even know it was a side effect of it! i'll have to speak with my doctor

    • verasama

      413d

      I have insomnia, have had it since high school, and I've had vivid nightmares just as long. Only been on Prozac for a few weeks, this time, but I haven't noticed any increase in the frequency of them. I assumed it was insomnia, not the medications I was on that caused them. Hope this helps.

    • Breebles

      414d

      I have been trying to figure out why my insomnia was flaring up! This makes sense as I upped my dosage recently.

      • Bre19

        406d

        @Breebles oh geez that must be difficult to deal with

    • Beekay

      414d

      Oh my gosh, yes. Maybe that's why. Thank you for helping me figure this out!

    • busybee79

      474d

      Got insomnia right now. Fall asleep fine but then wake up really early....

    • fluxetinetaker31

      475d

      I have really vivid weird dreams on fluxetine. It can either get disturbing or just super weird. I feel like my brain is just wayy too active

    • busybee79

      475d

      Fluoxetine does seem to work for me though in terms of boosting my mood when needed and helping me to keep going through the lows.

    • busybee79

      475d

      I'm on Fluoxetine and I still fluctuate between periods when I wake up really early (3:30am this morning!) with a higher mood and periods when I oversleep with a lower mood. My doctor has told me to vary the dose according to my mood/sleep so I've cut down to 20mg alternate days to see if that balances me out.

    • probablysleeping

      477d

      Yes, I have insomnia and I sleep lightly too, which means I dream a lot and sometimes have nightmares. But I don't think it's because of the fluoxetine because I've suffered with insomnia for a while. It's part of my whole poor mental heath package, unfortunately :-( But then everyone is different, it could be not the right meds for you... I hope you get some sleep 🙏

    • Tealzz

      477d

      Yes but it is unrelated to the medication

    • Mashka

      478d

      Not the right medication for you. Talk to your doctor. If he says keep taking it and it's ok, right away find another doctor.

    • Anise

      478d

      I experienced this as well and decided the symptoms outweighed the benefits, so I'm trying something else. If it's bothering you, talk to your doctor about it. It's common to try a few meds before finding one that works for you.

    • Ja80

      478d

      I did when I started taking them now the nightmares are few and far between hope you feel better soon

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