12 weeks

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HI, so its 12 weeks tomorrow, 2 on 10, 6 0n 20 & 4 on 30, ive had some times during this time of great days, but last week, or so feel like ive gone backwards, waking up anxious & starting to feel low again, if im still struggling is it time to accept im not going to get better on citalipram, it seems other people are better by now. im feeling so fed up of this constant struggle & not knowing whats in store

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    hi chrissy, basically everytime you change dose you get start up symptoms, youve only been on your last dose for 4 weeks, a lot of people take 3 months plus to settle x

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    remember you are only technically on 4 weeks because you've been on your latest dose 4 weeks.

    if you've had some days or a week where you felt better that means they are slowly starting to work x

    you will most likely find that if you switch to something else you will have the exact same with the new med like you are now.

    improvement then feeling like you are going backwards x and it would be a shame to stop and have to start from the beginning.

    it's not 12 weeks in total its 12 weeks altogether on one dose.

    if you get to 12 weeks on your current dose and still feel the same that's when you increase or switch x honestly you are doing really well but blips and setbacks are completely normal.

    I'm six weeks into sertraline on 50mg and only now thinking about increasing due to lack of progress x so stick with it!!

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      is that true about a new dose meaning starting from scratch? if thats true then obviously i have longer to make progress, that makes me feel a bit better, my doctor never explained this x

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      yeah it's because your body and mind need to readjust everytime you change dose x doctors just go by what the standard is and everyone is so different so they think that increasing is always the way to go. each dose does need 12 weeks to become maximum effective

      my good pal lois will tell you that each change in dose means resetting the clock again. thats who opened my eyes to all of this x ❤ doesn't mean you will get worse in the meantime just means it needs a long time to become effective x

      10mg might work for you but you might need more.

      some people do well on 10mg but I never got better on citalopram until I increased to 20mg x

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    can you tell us why the constant d large dose changes in such a short amount of time.what issues are/where you having for such large dose changes.just curious.

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