best way to increase dosage?

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I'm currentlY on  10mg and going for my doctors review tomorrow iI know she is going to increase my dosage to 20mg but iI'm so scared of increased anxiety and wierdness would you say going to 15mg for awhile would be better?

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    Don`t worry 20mg is still a very low dosage, you are more likely to feel better, rather than worse.

     

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    My dr put me on 20mg from 10mg two weeks ago. Last weekend i was in a terrible state anxiety & panics in my stomach it was awful . Went to drs today & she has put me back down to 10mg. Said i must have to much serotonin now. Hopefull y this will work. Good luck .
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    Hiya hun how long you been on citalopram im also on citalopram for nealy 3 weeks and feel dreadful at mo panicking when im eating food so dont eat and no sleep and constant yawning which has made my face ache so much i was on mitazipine for 10 years and been of them for 3 weeks dose this get better and what symtoms do you have im aslo back at docters on friday liz ☺
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      Hey hun it's my 2nd wk I'm still having anxiety all day long but worse in mornings, my symptoms r mainly head related feel strange lightheaded dizziness, eyes don't focus properly racing thoughts,  pressure in head overall just don't feel right u?
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      Hiya hun i know what you saying its not nice but people saying have to give the 6 to 8 weeks 😢finding it difficult at mo im getting to the point were im panicknig more and feel spaced out and nothing feels real infront ov ya eyes sound unreal but is real keep me posted hun and let me know how you get on after a couple ov weeks hope things get better for all liz ☺
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      Hey girls i have just gone passed two weeks and i also had the worse side effects ever i was even going to stop taking them. Theni joined here and the support has been great and what they all say it does get better. Im feeling loads better now still not 100% but im up and about with alot of energy to which i havemnt had in a very long time. Hang in there its all worth and i hope your both feeling good soon .

      lots of love x x x

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    As Tunis has said, 20mg is still quite a low dose and unless you have very specific issues that are out of the ordinary, you'll probably feel better on this dose than on 10mg.  The whole point of cit is to decrease not increase anxiety, that's why you've been prescribed it.  Side effects are common whatever dosage you're on so probably won't be any different from your current level.  
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    Hi all

    STAY STRONG. I was on ten, I then was put on 20 and I went through about 2 weeks of horrendous side effects. I've come out the other side and feel amazing. You may only need 10, btu this was just my situation. Please don't let side effects put you off. i think for me I told myself I'd rather go through the side effects hardcore knowing there is a light at the end of the tunnel rahter (I've taken citalopram before so know they work) than ease up and prolong everything. 

    Hope this helps. But we're all different xx

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      Well definitely if you feel more comfortable tat way for sure! There's no harm in doing it that way. How about try 15 for a week an see how you feel? Then if you feel a bit better you can move up but if not stay on 15 for another week x
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