Dosage increase?

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I have been on 10mg for the past 5 weeks and my GP has now increased to 20mg because I am still anxious and cannot sleep very well. Gp said that I should not feel any side effects as the 10mg dose is now well into my system, but today I feel grim, shaky, shoulders and headache, tired I assume this IS because of the increased dose.

Anyone else had this experience when increasing from 10 to 20mg.

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    Yes you will feel side effects with every increase - everyone does.  It may not be as difficult as the initial first dose you took, but you'll definitely feel a bit yuk for a while.  The meds (and increases) do heighten anxiety for a while, but it does settle, and it does affect sleep for a while.

    These meds are good - everyone reacts differently to them though.  I recovered on 20mg.

    K x

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    Yes you will feel them still. I went from 20mg to 30mg and just felt rough for a couple of days. Have gone from 30 to 40 for 2 days now and doing ok
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    Hello Dolgoch, hope you are feeling better. I have been on 10 mgs for twelve weeks and increased to 20 mgs a few days ago. I have been experiencing some uncomfortable side effects, i.e. lethargy, anxiety and a somewhat down mood. I expect side effects for a little while but have high hopes for the result I am hoping for. Just to be happy, functional and supportive to my family. I accept that there is a rough patch to go through but will prevail. I am going up to 30 mgs next mid week and hope to stay there until I achieve my goal. Always remember that we are in this together and the odds are in our favour. I have been told by Medical Professionals and Psychologists that the success rate is very high on this medication. Good Luck 😉 

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    Thank you all for your encouragement, will keep going forward.
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