4 weeks on

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ive been on 20mg for 2 weeks now had a few side effects when i increased after 2 weeks of starting cit, i started to feel a little better but the past couple of days anxiety has struck again from nowhere has anybody else had this experience, im feeling as if im going back.

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    Yes, this is quite normal. It is a bit of a roller coaster ride for a while. Every time I had a setback, I felt I had gone back to square 1..but I hadn't and I came through it a stronger person.

    The website 'anxiety no more' has a good section about setbacks. I found it very comforting/helpful and have read it many times.

    I am on 30mg of Cit and week 20.

    Just remind yourself that this is a temporary setback and that you can and are getting better.

    best wishes

    Linda

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    Hi Linda, thanks for replying. It is good to know this is just a blip i was feeling so scared & worried about going backwards. I have looked at the site you suggested & it has helped. It is good to speak with people who have the experience of these tablets. How are you doing 4 months on. Thanks again its really appreciated x
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    Yes i agree, it is a bumpy road at the beginning, i am 6 weeks in and still have blips but apparently its part of the road to recovery and you just have to go with it until the bad days become less and the good days increase. Keep at it and message me if you need reassurance, i know it can help x
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    Hi Sparkle

    You asked how I was doing. Pretty well, thanks.

    I started on cit following a serious illness which left me with anxiety and panic attacks. I had stopped going out completely...which isn't normal for a shopaholic!

    Four months on the old me is almost back. I am back at work and I go out shopping. I only do one big thing a day as I find rushing about as I used to is no use at the moment. If I don't try to pack too much in, I don't panic and the anxiety is minimal. It is still there now and again though. I don't think that I could now get really anxious but sometimes it just reminds me that it is there in the background. I still have a little way to go.

    I'm just an ordinary person so if I can make progress, you can too.

    Linda x

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