been on citalopram six and a half weeks and still having anxiety

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Is it normal to be still having anxiety after six and a half weeks? I have had a couple of good days but,over

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    But, over all I have just having anxiety. I am on 40 mg. Two weeks on 20, three weeks on 30 and around a week on 40. Should I ask for a different med? I hate living like this!
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    Hi Ambrose.

    Stick with it. The fact you have had glimmers of feeling slightly better is that they are doing something.

    It's not easy I know but give it a bit longer.

    Helen.

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    OK. I will keep going. It just seems like I won't ever feel happy when I am constantly living like this. But, I will take your advice. How long did it take for you to feel any benefits? Thanks for your time, Helen. I appreciate it very much.
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      Hi Ambrose. I am on Fluoxetine but did try citolapram. They didn't agree with me but anti depressants take a good 6 to 8 weeks to really begin to feel the difference.

      My sister tried citolapram and it didn't agree with her so she is on Fluoxetine too.

      Give it a couple more weeks and if it still doesn't ease the anxiety then you may need to try something else. See what the doc says.

      Anxiety is awful. I struggle with it still, but can cope better as it doesn't rear it's ugly head as much and the meds help you to cope.

      Hope this is some help to you.

      Helen.

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    Hi Ambrose, You will find that 6-8wks is the norm before you feel any better. Try to stick to a lower dose if you can as our GPs sometimes overprescribe to keep us happy!! I was lucky being on a low dose for 11 years. Ever tried meditation?? Deep breathing exercises? They could help your recovery coupled with the meds. Youtube it and find some breathing exercises you are comfortable with. Good Luck x
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