Day 6-30mg

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Hi all. I posted a few days ago about being bumped up to 30mg. From the few people on here that have bumped up to 30mg, it seems their side effects lasted less time and werent as severe. My side effects have been worse than when I started 20mg. More anxiety, panic, more tired, and more nausea than before. Does this sounds like 30 is too much for me, or is it typical that a higer dose can cause worse symptoms than the lower ones. I have a call into my dr, but wanted to hear what others have experienced. I am taking 1.5mg of Xanax a day to try and combat the anxiety, but it doesnt really seem to be helping. Any help appreciated. I feel like Im crawling out of my skin.

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    I should probably add that my husband is leaving town for two nights for the first time since all of this started and Im extremely anxious about that on top of the increase. And, Im more anxious this med is not going to work since I was doing so well on 20mg and then totally went back to square one.

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    you started the whole process all over again by increasing.most people get relief from increases but the majority takes months to stabilize.if they stabilize?best regards

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    i've been on it 15 weeks , did 5 at then went to 20. I've sort of plateaued, i can operate, go work, gym etc but can't get rid of morning anxiety, dry mouth or the trembling.

    I don't know my next move, my Dr isn't that interested , i know he'll just bump me up to 30.

    Any advice anyone?

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      I'm now 7 minths in and those effects happened not long after I started the meds. I started on 20mg, and now down to 10mg and feel great. I have anxiety issues and when I changed docs couple months ago, he suggested lowering to 10. Said lower dosages work better for anxiety abd he was correct as I feel great.

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    when my meds were upped to 30 mg it was terrible , i stuck with it for 16 week, dr switched me to a different ssri feel alot better for it , everyones different hope the 30 mg works for you

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      I was having anxiety really bad all mornings and most afternoons , but always went by night time, just thought after 16 week i shouldv made improvement it was the same every day , 6 days is early days i would imagine for the upped dose

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      I have anxiety but purely the physical symptoms, no depression , feel confident but the aching, shaking and numbness.

      I've thought about switching to Escatalopran , im gonna give the Cit 6 months i reckon

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      I have had anxiety for 20 years but always managed it without meds. Ive never suffered from depression, but when my anxiety decided to go crazy a couple of months ago out of nowhere and I couldnt control it, it did start to make me feel depressed and down which is why my dr and therapist said i needed to get on something fast. We didnt want to add depression to my list. All this trial and error and waiting on meds to work can certainly bring on down days wondering if you'll ever get better! My symptoms/side effects are mostly physical too, but I can get down when I think about feeling like this for the rest of my life!

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      Mine came like a hammer blow early October. Toughed it out for 2 months then did Fluxotine for a month - horrendous side effects!

      Switched to citalopram. Feel ok some days , others awful.

      How long before i switch?

      & what meds have you tried?

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      Ive only tried Lexapro for a little over a week, and now Cit for 7. 6 weeks on 20mg and now a week on 30mg. Im still in the early stages of figuring it all out. Im just praying it works and I dont have to try a bunch more.

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