Citalopram 20mg to 30mg awful

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I upped from 20mg to 30mg of citalopram 9 days ago and feeling physically worse than ever , i was on 20mg for months , levelled out but anxiety was still bad . Im taking it in the morning as advised and taking 15mg of mirtazipine at bedtime but am waking with a knot in my stomach and im feeling anxious 24/7 and really spaced out all day , especially in mornings , shaking and tingling , can anybody advise me ? Im losing all hope !

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    I was you I was going Mad I had to look deep inside me The Drs couldn't help The tablets on mask the problem I needed to find what was causing all this then Look at the problems & scrutinised as a spectator would Just by not fighting it and accepted the way it was at that moment I found the symptoms slowed down The tablets are not the solution they just give us a break to recuperate. Remember I was told the safest place of a whirl wind is in the middle, so have some acceptance around the way you feel accept some of the pain It won't kill you Its only your thinking that douse strange things to us Look for Emotional Sobriety.
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    These meds take months and months to settle, and along the way recovery comes in patches/waves, so you'll be up and down - often feeling like you're back at the beginning, but eventually all will settle.  Sometimes you can get anxiety even a year after you've felt well, but it'll be short lived - it just likes to raise its ugly head from time to time to let you know.  Eventually anxiety will cease.

    Upping a dose will once again bring you side effects as you had in the beginning.  These need settle once more and so more time needs to be given over to this.

    When you were on 20mg did you have any time when you felt completely back to normal?

    K x

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      Feeling like that means the medicine is working - even on 20mg.  Recovery comes in waves - glimpses on 'yourself', then it's gone again to be plunged back again into anxiety.  This is normal.  It's how recovery works.  People often think they're unwell again and up the dose, giving themselves yet more side effects - you will be up and down, whatever dose you're on.  It's a phase most people have to go through.

      Personally I'd stick with the 20mg, but you need to discuss it with your doctor.

      K xx

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    There is the risk of serotonin syndrome between the two meds which is very serious. Can you break pills in half and take 25 mg, see if you feel better? Why the increase from 20 to 30? Research serotonin syndrome and if you feel real sick or have a lot of the symptoms, go to the emergency room
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