Do I need to increase??

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I've been on 10mg for 3wks now (start of week 4)...

I don't feel as anxious as I was but I do feel lost as in what way to feel... lately I'm very down and irritable an some days I can't sit still...I've also alot of pressure behind my right eye which is very irritation..

I don't feel like I'm same person as I was I feel very different.. brain fog I think 

I'm not sure whether to up my dosage as the side effects are horrible... will they get worse if I up the dosage.? 

Any Advice 

Thanks Cheryl smile

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    hi there Cheryl. I'm going up to 40 mg tonight after being on 30 for 4 weeks. I initially started on 10 myself and I was worried too that side effects would get a lot worse. I found they only increased slightly and if anything they were at their worst when I first started as its your body getting used to the meds. So I wouldn't worry too much if you do go up ( if your doctor asks you too ) it really isn't as bad as you may think it will be. Hope this helps. 

    Jimmy

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      Hey Jimmy

      thanks for replying 

      I'm not sure whether to or not because I feel that it's still early days for me as I'm only starting week 4...

      But I do still feel off an in a bubble at times... I think I've no patience an eager to get back to myself 

      How long did it take for the side effects to wear off with you?? 

      Thanks 

      Cheryl

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      The worst side effects ( nausea etc) settled after a couple of weeks but i still get the odd dizzy spells and low mood. Definitely patience is key when starting these. Been told that by quite a few. Went to see a psychiatrist and she said it can take between 2-3 months to see the full effect but should see improvements before that. Stick with it if you can and I'm sure it will turn out well. If not a different med or adding another one may be required. Whatever happens you'll find one that suits you. 😀
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      I can't say I've noticed that,  but do know that increasing the dose can start off side effects again. I'm sure that will settle down too. If not then I would speak to your G.P. about it. After all it's ment to make you feel better not worse. I would hang in there a bit more though. 
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      Dee- I have that very unattached feeling. I have been on 40mg now for 2 weeks. Started on 20mg for a week before. Was in a constant panic and anxiety reached an all time high. The meds are slowly working but feel that I am not really apart of anything and almost lost feeling. Often just carrying on doing what I am doing without even really thinking. 
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      This is my first time on this high of dose. I was on 20mg for about 7 years and went off cold turkey. Hot rock bottom with real real real bad depersonalization. Have been on the 40mg for 3 weeks as well. I am noticing the fog and dream like zombie state seems to be getting better and better. I would say it is just another side effect of the meds and shall pass with time. When I don't think about it then it's like its not there. The meds should help. I plan to stay on 40mg but may try to get back down to 20mg. 
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      I did have it real bad before. I am having it bad today as well. Just very spaced out and not all there. I am thinking about lowering my dose back down. 
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      I have heard that. It is just so scary. My anxiety has gone away and the negative thoughts are no longer there but I still feel very unattached and spaced out. My fingers are crossed for the both of us that it does go away. 
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      Did you have this before starting citalopram too? That is a good sign about your negative thoughts.  That means you are on the road to recovering.  How are you sleeping
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      I did have it before starting on Citalopram. It was much much worse before I started. I am sleeping a little better. Instead of falling asleep at 3am I am going to bed around Midnight. Still very spaced out though so going to try lower down to 30mg on Citalopram to see if that helps. 
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