2 1/2 weeks in on 20mg

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I've been feeling better, but occasionally I'm having full blown panic attacks still where i think im having a heart attack or stroke, tingling etc. Should I up my dose? How will i know if the 20mg is right for me.

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  • Posted

    im only on 10 mg and only on my 2nd day. Do you think i need to start on a higher dose?

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    time of recovery is different for each of us so the perfect dose.

    I have used citalopram on and off since 1998 with gaps of 3-4 years.

    Always panic disorder/anxiety and each time I had different side effects.

    Recovery time has always been 2-3 months.

    I normally start as soon as first panic symptoms reoccur.

    My initial dose is 5mg in the morning then increases to 20 mg. Increases every three four days. I take 10 mg in the morning and 10 mg in the evening. In the first two weeks if anxiety is unbearable i take benzodiazepines although docs in the Uk are not happy to prescribe them.

    For first couple of months i eliminate alchool completely i drink only one coffee a day and i write a journal if symptoms and feelings. Stay positive citalopram works for most cases.

    Hope you will feel better soon x

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