5 mg increase, side effects.

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5 days ago, I increased from 20 mg to 25 mg. Again I am feeling very poor.

Is it normal that an increase of just 5 mg generates hightened anxiety, fatigue etc?

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    How long were u on 20mg ?
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      From what I've read on this site it's a long and slow journey I'm on week 12 at 20mg and it's been a roller coaster of ups and downs people say you need to give a dose a good 3-4 months to settle its a matter of months not weeks hang in their it WILL get better I know it hard but try to be patient and take lots of exercise 👍🏿
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    I'm the same I've upped dosage to 40mg from 30 two weeks ago and feel worse than ever with no change as yet. But I'm hoping over next few weeks feelings will pass , try not to worry it's only normal I think as upping a dose is like starting again apparently... Good luck
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      Hi Anglio

      Thanks.

      5 days ago before making the 5 mg increase I was able to get out of the house, now again it is all "survival".

      I understand 10 mg, but 5 mg is such a small increase. It seems as though every little change is problematic.

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      Well done for increasing. I know when I went from 5-10-20 mg I felt it each time, and it wasn't fun. Hang in there, it can only get better. Have you been on a higher dose than 20mg before? Good luck and I hope you feel better soon. Lee.
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      Hi Lee

      It is the same for me. I felt every single increase. 10 years ago I recovered on 40 mg, and my doctor believes that my minimum dose should be atleast 30 mg. She knows about side effects, which is why I am only increasing by 5 mg.

      Also, all doctors that I have spoken to seem to believe that 10 mg is only a start up dose, and most need from 20-40 mg in order to recover.

      We have to hang in there. Hope that you feel better soon!

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      I've put questions on here too for support as my anxiety is through the roof plus with added panic of baby number 2 coming any day now - you aren't alone which gets me through feeling so bad- I've booked in at doctors Friday to speak to same doctor and hopefully get some information on why I'm still feeling so poorly x good luck mate your not alone
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      Anglio

      It is very normal that the coming of a child causes stress, which triggers anxiety. I felt the same way 4 years ago when my girlfriend had our daughter. The minute she was born I felt better, which I did not expect.

      I found that the waiting was the stressfull part.

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    Unfortunately Noolie it usually does take a long time to adapt to even a small increas. Try not to let the feelings alarm you they will pass but it's a slow and persistent process.Just post when you feel fed up and we will always support you. We all need lots of reassurance!
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      Certainly are Anglio anytime you want to talk just post never feel alone in this journey we are all on it holding hands!
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      Hi Felis

      Thanks, very reasuring to know that even a smal increase generate side effects.

      Updosing from 10-20 mg, it took 3 weeks to settle down, so I hope for the best with this smaller increase.

      I believe that I need atleast 30 mg in order to feel better, but I know that slow wins the race.

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      Thank you for your support I'm feeling awful at the Minute and I'm having obsessive thoughts because of my anxiety which is making feel worse I'm praying I feel better asap.., I'm booked at doct Friday so see what she says it's been 3 weeks upping my dose on Friday
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