Anxiety or depression

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Um just curious whether people take cit for depression or anxiety or both? I was initially on for depression but recently circumstances caused anxiety so my doc said could increase to help. After a wk I felt gd but now stress making anxiety come back. Hoping after things settle in my life this will go again.

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    I am on it for anxiety and panic attacks which in turn have made me depressed! I've only been on them a week today started on 10mg and just took my first 20mg this morning. I must say the last week has been hard lots of hot flushes sleeping really bad and waking up with the worst nervous energy through my whole body I had to take serepax 7.5mg I break a 15mg one in half just to take the edge off so I can go about my day with my two small kids. What mg are you on and how long have you been on it? I just take a while to kick in I took it 3 years ago but don't remember the side effects being this bad. I hope we both feel better soon.
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      I've been on 20mg for several years always helped with depressive feelings but had odd panic attack. Two wks ago increased to 30mg. First wk awful had nausea,tiredness,headaches. Then for a couple days felt great so did lots stuff as we r moving next wk. then got tired again and anxiety come back. Better today but still tired. My problem is no matter when I go to sleep I wake around 4.30-5 and struggle to go back to sleep. But I know the cit works just need to address my tiredness. Took 5mg Valium that mum gave me last night got to sleep quick but still woke early.
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      It sucks doesn't it! I don't have a problem falling to sleep but sleep so light and am awake from 3am. It's like as soon as I wake all the anxiety washes over me and that's it I can't get back to sleep. Even if I manage to have a day sleep I wake with the same anxiety I'm really hoping the cit kicks in soon.

      Maybe your a bit more anxious because your moving etc that can be a very stressful time.

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      I waa exactly the same every morning. But it has improved. Something that's helped me my massage therapist advised is using a meditation app on my ph when I wake early to just help relax. Seems to work. I have two kids too they r old enough to look after themselves mostly but still gotta get them to school Etc. I'm hoping the anxiety and tiredness goes soon after we move too!
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