Anyone- good bad days 5mg citlopram

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Been feeling good one week like i am actually back to normal finally after a incorrect withdrawel 5 weeks ago, then i have night sweats, panic attacks and set backs like today feeling like i am not out of the grip of anxiety and will never get better! i am on 5mgs

Should i start upping the dose?

Stick it out and stablise longer see what happens?

quick question i was on 20mg every other day for 5yrs is that equivelant to 10mgs every day?


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    I'm also on 5mg Celexa may I ask why u are on only that amount if u don't mind

    I was put on it because the anxiety I have after surgery is not that bad anymore

    they told me to stay on it and I am done with week 2 today on them so starting week 3 tomorrow

    yes I have the same thing starting the last 3 nights , up around 2 am with fast heart beat 118 then sweating , nausea and headache with anxiety. I ask the same question this late in 2 weeks ☺is it normal to still get does side effects and I say yes .

    We need to wait for the Celexa to work in before we're going to see things sup side I guess from what I read and that takes time even on 5mg did not think so but I guess it is

    how long have u been on the 5mg ? If I was u I stick it out I will even that I am not doing so good on it at this moment or last 2 weeks . All I'm doing is daily lay on are b ad that's how bad the side effects are and anxiety. Hope it will change soon , just want to be me again .

    sorry for carrying on , here for u if u have any questions or just want to talk babsyboo

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      hi there thanks for reaching out.

      my situation is slightly different as i am on 5mg due to tapering of citlopram the last 12 months when you try to withdraw from the medicines and then go back up it is very different from just starting again. .when i first started my symtoms were very simliar you have anxiety amplified from what ever dose you have. it took a good few months to fully get the right affect. jeeze just want that stability back so bad.

      but such a great drug when it works

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    Hi Mic

    I'm on 5mg, reduced from 10 mg over a period of around 9/10 months, been on 5mg for six months. I was having some really good days and some bad days but over Christmas they have been bad days. More anxiety, waking up in the middle of the night with palpitations, skipped heart beats, dry mouth, feeling either too hot or too cold, dizziness, muzzy head, headaches, aching neck and shoulders, aches all over (they move around), tearful, feel like I'm going to pass out oh I could go on.

    The temptation i s to increase but I went back to 7.5 for o n e day a few weeks ago and I felt worse. I've played around with doses before and have only prolonged this agony by doing so.

    I can only think that it is the extra stress of Christmas and worry over a family member's illness over Christmas that have made things worse.

    I don't know if your intention i s to come off all together, mine was but quite honestly if I can settle on 5 then I will be happy.

    I wouldn't play around with doses, you'll never settle. If you're on 5mg I'd stick with it until your symptoms subside.

    What are your symptoms if you don't mind me asking?

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      hi Sonia thanks for the reply.

      been on 5mg for on and off 5 weeks. tried to work upto 10 but went down to 5mg 2 weeks ago. Had a great week then last 5 days been bad yep got the chest palpitations constant anxiety and major panic attacks all day got shakes cant eat want to throw up night sweats ect really annoying cant undersyand why. i mean sure the tight chest and anxiety ok can just about handle but all these extra ones dont know whats happening

      i agree messing with doses is bad thought this would all pass by now gonna stick with 5mg longer and see where to go with it.

      and yes i am happy to stay on cit forever if it works again never putting myseld thro this again lol

      how are you cutting your pills?

      have you tried beta blockers for tight chest?


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    Hi Mic

    The yoyo'ing with doses is causing all these problems for you, it did for me. Try sticking with 5mg and give it time, possibly months.

    I'm just trying to ride it out, 6 months so far, I don't get the tight chest thing but others have had that. I think I've just about had everything else though.

    I thought you had to take citalopram daily, that every other day thing is not something I've heard of. Most people who post here take it daily I think.

    Katecogs could best advise you if she reads this.

    Good luck and HNY!

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