Dosage upped to 20mg

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I’ve been moved up to 20 mg Citalopram from 10 mg on Wednesday my anxiety was pretty decent before that but I’ve had sweaty hands headaches and generally feeling More anxious is this normal after upping dosage?

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    Hi,  yes sadly it’s one of the side effects when increasing this medication. Normally 3-4 days you might feel sweaty, amongst other things but it should start to settle. But it might take 6 weeks for you to start feeling the use of these tablets. 

    Hope this helps.



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    Hmmm, I am not sure if that would be normal or not. My wife started taking a natural supplement (Protandim) that has worked great for her anxiety. I would check with your doctor first but I'd be willing to bet you could try it regardless of the medication you're already on and see if it helps and then maybe you wouldn't need the others. I could point you toward a video on it if you want they did a special on abc primetime about it.

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    Thanks for the replies just trying to get through telling myself everything will be ok and yes nick could you send me it please 
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    I was prescribed 20mg Citalopram & they did not agree with me at all, hot flushes, feeling feint at one point collapsing. The adult mental health team picked up on this & with the aid of the GP I came down to 10mg for 4 weeks, then off them. With help I am now learning to cope without medication. It's hard work & takes in family & friends but well worth it.

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