Can’t concentrate on 40mg of citalopram

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hi all

ive been on 40mg of cit for 7 mounths and my concentration is shocking it has helped with the anxitey and deppretion but i cant cope with this not being able to concentrate

any advice pls

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    speak to your doctor about going down to 30 mg if u feel happy to do this . i felt like it on 20mg i am now on 10mg feel more alert but still get days where i am feeling really tired . i am going through a blip for the past week so hoping it will pass soon as it is so annoying . But the good days out number the bad

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      thanks for reply ⭐

      ive been thinking that going to call then in morning just im not as low as i was and my anxitey not as bad but cant cope with feeling like im constantly day dreaming and can concentrate on nothing

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      i know exactly how you feel my head was a lot clearer when i went down a dose . I couldnt concentrate on hardly anything in work was a nightmare if i have a blip i tend to be exhausted for about a week but then get back to normal .

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    Agree with Michelle - consider reducing. Speak to your GP.

    40mg is the maximum dose and many people struggle with this high dose. You can recover on a much lesser dose - I did on 20mg.

    Ask your doctor - and if reducing consider doing it by 5mg each time over 3-4 week each dose to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Get to 30mg first and see if that makes a difference first before going further.

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    HI Don, thats a big dose! im not surprised you cant concentrate, like michelle says, think about reducing, but only by 5mg a time, till you feel a level your comfotable with, I personally am down to 5 & coming along nicely.

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