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i have been on 40mg of citrolpram for 10 monthers now.i want to reduce them to 30mg,will i feel ok,

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    Ive never been above 20 mg but i assume if ur feeling well u could try and reduce if ur doc agrees u will know in a few weeks if you remain stable if not bump it back up. Try and c is the only way u'll know good luck!
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    I think reduce the dose may feel of some withdraw symptoms for some day so u may be ready for that

    becz I happened to me when I try reduse the dose from 20 to 10

    it's not nassery to happened to u also but keep in mind any increase or decrease may effect a lettil

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    You might feel some slight side effects, but you could chop up the tablets and reduce by 5mg at a time - 40mg - 35mg - 30mg.  Stay on 35mg for 2-4 weeks before reducing to 30mg.

    I reduced from 20mg and am now on 5mg.  I did it by 5mg at a time and had no side effects, unlike the first time when I dropped by 10mg.

    K x

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      Hi katecogs

      Hope your well 😃

      It's my 5th week of upping to 30mg and the last week or so as been better morning anxiety not as bad moods a bit better just wondering when things start to get better

      ( even though it can go up and down for a while more) does it still take more time to feel your old self ? Can we get back to 100%

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      Hi Don

      Suggest now you're on 30mg and it looks like it's settling now your morning anxiety is better, just stay on this throughout all the ups and downs.  

      Seems it's already starting to get better.  Just carry on, through everything, push on through ....... this feeling better will increase slowly as time goes by, and of course you may still get an odd blip here and there, but the blips get easier.

      Yes you can get back to 100% ... it does take time to get back to your old self, but it will happen if you just stay on this one dose and keep going.  I never thought I'd recover, and actually now appreciate so much in life now and am a calmer person.

      It will happen for you xx

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      Thanks once again for your wonderful advice I'm going to get though this 😃 I'm determined I'm doing everything I can exercising,eating better things,avoiding nothing ,reading books,Cbt,having vitamins,drinking lots of water I think all these things help on the journey to recovery 😃
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      I always say that it doesn't matter what dose you're on, you'll still go through this same process of recovery.  Seems it's unavoidable.  Recovery does creep up on you really slowly so that it's hardly noticeable, but you've already noticed better morning anxiety and bad moods are a bit better too.  This should increase with time.  I used to notice that as each month went by I'd feel better and better, and when I started noticing I actually felt normal, I hardly dared breathe in case that feeling disappeared :-)

      It's good you're feeding your body with lots of healthy things and activities as this will aid the healing.

      Am looking forward to seeing your progress xx

      K x

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      Thanks katecogs

      your a ⭐️ I will let you know how things go Cbt and anxiety corse learned me a few good things going to keep practicing them and keep exercising and things sould get better and better 😃

      Thanks again katecogs xx

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      Hi Don

      I had this when I restarted the meds back in 2014.  I felt flat for a long time - no anxiety, but just a nothingness inside me.  All I did was just kept plodding on - went for daily walks, kept up my socialising, hobbies, exercised, ate well, went to bed early ....... all the usual stuff, and it did eventually lift.  It was such a pain I remember - I kept sighing a lot, and just didn't enjoy doing anything.

      Keep reminding yourself that this is just another phase to get through - that's what I kept telling myself.  I knew the meds worked, and kept telling myself that, even though I felt nothing in my heart.

      This should pass.  

      K x

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    Hi sorry I can answer your question but could do with a bit of advise I've been on citalapram for nearly 5 months 16 week on 20mg 4 weeks on 30mg and I feel better but still not 100% how long did it take for you to be yourself again ?

    Thanks

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