10mg not working anymore?

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I'm trying so hard to focus long enough to type all of this. Back in early November I started taking cit 10mg. After a really rocky first few weeks I finally started feeling better around early December. I was even able to enjoy Christmas anxiety free! However, immediately after the holidays my anxiety has come back with a vengeance. My intrusive thoughts are out of control, I'm barely sleeping (I get horrible nightmares and wake up in a panic), I haven't been able to eat or drink anything for the past two days and I can't focus on a conversation for any longer then a minute. I'm seeing my doctor February 8th for an increase. I used to be on 30mg around two years ago and I was wondering if that's the reason 10 stopped working so quickly? I'm so confused and am starting to feel that same hopelessness I felt back when this all started. 

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    Hi Danielle,

    I’m sending you a big hug! I would talk to your doctor about increasing as 10mg is such a low dose, and it doesn’t help that there is not much sunlight this time of year either! 

    Am happy to hear you had a relaxing holiday period, remember how you felt and that you will be back to feeling like that soon... your doc will be able to help smile

    Louise .xo

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    I too think you should increase your dose. 10mg is normally just a starting dose. I found I had concentration problems on 10mg yet when I increased that got better (although the anxiety hasn't gone yet!) Good luck!

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    Thank you all so much for the advice. It's been a rough week so hearing all of this is so reassuring. I really don't want to be back at square one with all of this. 

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      About 7 years ago I was really bad. I got better and was fine. Off meds for about a year. Randomly panic and anxiety came back around August last year. I think once we have suffered from anxiety or panic or depression it's with us for life. Each time it gets to us again we become stronger and better equipped to deal with it. Don't think of it as being back at square one again. Think of it as having a bout of the flu again or something similar. You know you can and will get better. Take it one day at a time and allow yourself to rest and get better. Take care. I hope tomorrow is better for you

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