11.5 weeks

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hello, im now on 11.5 weeks of my increased dose from 5mg for 4 years to 10mg for 11.5 weeks. im slowly starting to notice a difference however today had a really bad panic attack. is this normal, so far along? im a little more anxious too after the attack. will the meds still continue to work even after 11.5 weeks?or is this as good as im gonna get? im not 100% and still have anxious thoughts about certain things or things that i have coming up that i have to do. please send thoughts. thank u

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    yes its normal, i have been on cit for over a year now. its a slow process, im on 30mg now. i started just as you did. just be patient, the stuff works. i dont know why this happened to me. but i know exactly how you feel. just hang in there better days are coming. thats coming from me who, knows! my panic attacks didnt end until i was on 20mg. just hang on there!!

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    Hi Marissa,

    A bit of anxiety is normal even for folks who are not depressed. It helps keep us from being too impulsive.

    Obviously not the type of anxiety that leads to panic attacks though. However it is quite normal to have sudden blips. Alcohol/ going through an extra stressful time and even nothing whatsoever can trigger them. Accept that it's a random occurrence. And realise that eleven and a half weeks isn't really that far in at all. It's taken me a good 5 or 6 months to start feeling back to normal.

    If you have the resources, I can also recommend acupuncture for calming anxiety and panic.

    Sending good wishes x

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      ruth, thank u for the reply. im going on day 4 of anxiety i hope this is just a blip. i thought i was on my way to revovery and now this. im hoping it goes away bc i really dont want to increase my dose. yes id love for you to send me some resources. thank you

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