5 weeks & anxious

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Hi, I’m in 20 mg for 5 weeks, switched from citalopram after several years as it didn’t seem to be working as I am perimenopausal, I was starting to feel better after initial side effects, I have also got my period yesterday & last few days my anxiety has been off the scale, don’t know where it’s come from. I don’t know what to do, wasn’t this bad before I switched, scared I’m not going to get any relief. Any suggestions please x

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    I know how your feeling Chrissy it's like it's out of control it will calm down I'm due on myself and mine goes even worse around this time I'm wondering if mine is due to premenopausal but think I'm too young 39 is there a blood test you can have to show this or do the docs just go by side effects? Xx

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    Hi 

    I hit 5 weeks last Friday. I have had horrible anxiety too. Yesterday was the first day in about 2 weeks that I’ve.felt like my normal self from 3:00 till I went to bed. Just woke up and anxiety back full force. You are not alone

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    It is the same for me. After initially  getting over the first ten days of side effects was feeling better. Now I have horrible anxiety again at 5 weeks in. Yesterday I felt like myself for seven hours. This morning again gripping anxiey. I was told this is common because Fluoxetine takes forever to reach therapeutic blood levels which can be over a month. Feeling good improvement can take 8 to 12 weeks. Hang in there. We are about the same time on this drug.
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