Citralopram increase

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Hi there

Ive gad real bad anxiety and depression i was on 20m ct and now been put on 30m and i feel dreadful cant go out house without fear had panick attack yesterday as forced.my self to go out i wanna drop the dose to 20 and see if it helps only been taking 30 for about 10 days please help x

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    First of all you have not been on them long enough to establish whether they are going to work. It took me over six weeks before I started seeing positive results. Your GP should have told you this.  Give it a bit longer before you start coming off them. I hope that this helps and that you soon start feeling more positive.

    ​Keep me informed

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    How were you doing on 20 mg ?
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      I cant really remeber tbh had such a rough time but i was getting out be it being horrible i had a lot of sickness when taking 20 to start woth and think i was bringing alot ofot up sorry to sound discusting but im not sure really
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    This drug can cause worsened depression / anxiety in the beginning. It takes time for its therapeutic effect to be realised.

    With regards to panic attacks, I've experienced these and overcame them. The key to overcoming them is to distract yourself with a task like cleaning. As panic attacks can make you have shaky legs it is important to defy it by standing up and perhaps start jogging on the spot. Doing the opposite of what the panic wants you to do is very effective.

    If you feel very sick from panic, continue to eat things that are easy to swallow like soup and gradually start to eat anything.

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    Thank you mark

    Do you think i should keep on 30 then mate as thats what i been reccomended to do now

    Thank you mate

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      Thank you i have been told this and will do its just awful atm csnt even go out the door now without feeling like im gonna have anxiety or panick attack
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    I had bad side effects when I increased from 20 to 30 mg and at the 10 day point my anxiety went through the roof again. I've heard this happen to other people too. I'm 2 weeks in on the 30 mg and the side effects have started to go now. Keep going and things will settle soon xx

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