Could my dose be too high? Thoughts please!

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Hi all

So I've been on 20mg of cit now for 4 months, I had a good month last month but the last 2 weeks my bad sleep has returned. My anxiety is under control and basically gone and the only thing holding me back from full recovery is my sleep problems. I have had thoughts recently that maybe I'm on too high a dose that it may be affecting my sleep so. I onl really start to get anxiety about 4 weeks before I started meds. So wondering did I go on too high a dose before seeing if I could get back to normality on 10 or 15mg?

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated as just want to get back to a consistent normality xxx

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    Everyone is different. I am on 20, a very common dose. My main side effect is tiredness. Everything else is good though.
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    I think that every brain is different. I dropped from 60 mg to 40mg 2 months ago and been fighting to figure out what's going on with myself. What am I consuming or not doing to feel the way I have been. I hate it. Gym daily, eating right etc. My problem ive mentioned before is seeing a psychiatrist which I've been on a flipping waiting list for. My neurologist is on a extended off time so I've been using this site and others to lean on. I hate that anyone has to be on any med period but know that's life. This is just me venting on the topic not frustrated but being humble.
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    Hi Laura

    just wondering when you take your dose ? Is it late at night or morning. I initially took mine in the morning but made me very tired so now I take it 6 pm and sleep OK now.

    I don't think the dose is too high but this is something for an expert to decide  that is a health professional who knows something about anxiety and depression and is up to date with the latest medications available ant the pros and cons of the current ones.I see a psychiatrist and a GP and don't have to be on a wait list.thankfully but live in Australia where the health system is different.

    Talk to your doctor about dosage and tell him about sleep issues and he may want you to take your meds at a different time. 

    Hope this helps I'm sure this is fixable! 

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply guys. Your thoughts are interestin, maybe I'm just wanting something to blame it on. I take it at around 2pm I used to take in morning but found my sleep improved when I took it a bit later. Luckily I'm now able to see a counsellor after being on a waiting for about 3 months. Hopefully that helps xx
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