Citalopram for anxiety AND depression

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Hi everyone. I have been on citalopram for about 6 weeks(20mg for 4weeks) and was originally prescribed it for anxiety. It helped my anxiety majorly, but I now seem to be suffering from a pretty horrendous case of depression(well, aren't they all?) does anyone have any experience in being treated with citalopram for anxiety and depression? Maybe asking for a higher dose? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance xx

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    I swear this has happened to me. I have never been overly depressed but since 1 week ago it has came on. I have been 6 weeks on 20mg and 10 days on 30mg. Very Interested in responses xxxx
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    Hi mate I'm on 20mg of cit for anxiety and Depression and at 1st it did seem to heighten my depression but once the meds kick in after about 6/7 weeks that Subsided...I still have good days n bad days mind you but I am managing alot better, take care.... and get well soon
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      Thank you so much for this reply. A lot has changed in my life recently and this has given me hope that I won't feel like this forever! Thanks again, take care 😊x
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    hi.

    i was on 10 mg for 3 weeks then had it increases to 20 mg 3 wks ago

    good response after initial first week then went down again, but on day 19 of 20 mg i suddenly felt fantastic and have luckily continued to do so!!  feel like my old self once again.  hope you will do same. ( no bad side effects either like when i tried sertraline and fanaflaxine 18 mts ago horrendous)

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    Hi , im on it for Depression and Anxiety , after trying sertraline, mirtazipine , then venlafaxine 225mg  ( had bad reaction so had to stop immeditely ) - whichis in my discussion on here Im now on citraloram started on 20mg for 3 days , then since sat 40mg. i literally go from being ok to feeling the pits . but i guess thats a mix of withdrawls of venlafaxine to starting this . 
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