Anxiety

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Hi all! I've been put on 10mg of citalppram for about 3 weeks and the doctor has put it up to 20mg I was to scared as the side effects were awful so decided to just take 15mg. I have now for 4 days. My anxiety has shot through the roof. And hoping it will pass but it makes you feel like your loosing your marbles is anyone else having this as its really getting on my nerves now.

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    I'm due to go up to 20mg after my holiday. I was thinking of doing 15mg to help with the side effects. One got anxiety all the time I'm just worried about the feeling sick really. Last time I tried I gave up after 2 days, but know u need to do it this time. Have you noticed any other changes?
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      I was kind of calm after 2 weeks on 10mg but the effects were really bad, I did have the odd day feeling of anxiety. But this week is really crap, I'm trying to stay positive but it's really hard as my daughters under going chemotherapy so it's really difficult time.
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      Also my niece said she didn't get any side effects from 10 to 20mg but as for looking at other blogs everyone is different.
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    How would you describe anxiety??
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      That's how I felt on Wellbutrin, I was afraid of having a heart attack. And all the tension in neck, etc. Plus the sweats at night and couldn't sleep! That's y I went off of it. That can't be good for a person!
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      In a post yesterday you said u had weakness in your neck, does it hurt or it's just weak? My neck hurts, stiff and if someone would grab my shoulders and give me a little shake it dam near put me to my knees! I was on another med. that I was on, but now off of that and still the neck issue! Any in put would be appreciated! Thanks, Beth
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    Hey Polly, I was on sertroline for 3 months, then went to Wellbutrin, that was totally horrible. Only on 2 weeks, then cit. for 4 months, I had no problems going on it, the side effects that I hate r weight gain and sex is just to please by partner, no feeling for me in that department. I'm going off it! I went to a naturopath and gunna give that a try, waiting for my stuff to come, but looking forward on getting healthy inside and out!! Good luck🌻
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    I was wondering the reason why the doc increase the dose.  It seems it is a common practice, but what make the doc to dicide the dose.  Is it based on your reaction or just recommended by the drug company?

    Personally, I started with 10 mg and feels too much.  So reduce the dose to 5 mg.  After 5 weeks on 5 mg, I feel great.  No more sides effect, mood is great, no more anxiety.  My point is everyone react differently to the med.  What dose to use should be based on what your body need.  I would discuss this with the doc.

     

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      Yeah I think I will I did feel a lot calmer on 10mg but had the odd day that I could deal with it yano. It was 20mg but Ive been taking 15mg, I can't imagine how I would feel on 20mg. Yes Drs tomorrow
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    Polly, the body is adjusting to the meds there will be side effects so now that you know that accept there will be a little anxiety and other weird feelings wink but rest assure ignore your brain and trust that you are on your way to recovery I take 20mg a day and had quite a few side effects however 2 weeks later they are wearing off so I'm hopeful take care my friend best of luck to you.
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