2 months on citalopram, when do I know to increase the dose

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I've been on citalopram for 2 months (3 weeks on 10mg, 5+ weeks on 20mg). So far I've felt improved appetite, sleep, and energy, but I don't feel consistently good. I switch between some days feeling okay, and other days feeling bad (but still better than before I started on medication). My mood has also increased slightly. I'm wondering when to know if I should increase my dose? I've been told that full effectiveness on the medication is around 8 weeks after last dose increase. Is it worth waiting 3 more weeks to increase? After 8 weeks is a person "stable"? I.e. after 8 weeks do you stop seeing new improvements?

Thanks in advance.

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    Im on these for health anxiety, was on 20mg for 12 weeks then as they didnt seem to be working my dr wanted me to increase to 40mg so i did a week on 30mg with no changes or side effects and now been on 40mg since friday with no side effects but still no difference to my anxiety

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