Anyone find benefits even after 6 weeks??

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Just wondering if anyone felt even more better after 6 weeks of citalopram . Feel like I've plateaud abit..

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    Tim

    I felt similar after seven weeks on 20mg & felt like I was going backwards so reduced to 10mg & improved greatly , have been good for the last 12 weeks on 10mg

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    Thanks Tom. How did you know to go back down, I would have thought it would make the anxiety worse. So lower dose doesn't always mean less efficiency?

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      Tim

      Although I never felt great on 20mg the medication must have been doing a job in the background as after a couple of months my side effects were coming back & anxiety & depression was getting worse a lot like when I first started the cit , I was getting very lethargic again & sweating loads at night . The reduction sorted this within 48hrs . Obviously this won't be the case for everyone & I'm no expert

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      I discussed with my doctor who thought an increase might work but as I said before the side effects seemed to be my main problem & exaggerated my original problems so I thought a reduction might be worth a try first ( 10 mg ) . I ve never looked back fingers crossed of course.

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    I am on day 16 and feel like it has already helped me some. I don't overthink as much and my anxious feelings don't last long if I do have them. There are some people on here that say that it can take up to 3 months to work...but if you ask me, those people may have needed a higher dose. I took Celexa back in 2009 and my doctor said it may take up to a 4 weeks/a month. My current doctor said the same thing. I believe if you aren't feeling relief after 4-6 weeks, it may be time to adjust your dose, such as you did.

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    If you have levelled out, great that is what you want, you are on your way

    I have been on these medications for ages, 

    If it is not broke do not fix it

    B.

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    I had an initial placebo effect and felt great then plateaued out. I'm on week 13 and I still have some bad days.

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