Dose increase 10 to 20

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Ive been on 10mg for exactly 10 weeks and after seeing the GP yesterday shes advised to increase to 20mg as the side effects have lowered loads but feel i need a little push to get me back to somewhat 'normal'. Can anyone tell me if they got side effects? and how long they lasted? Thanks

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    Hi Lauren. What side effects did you get with 10? I didn't get any side effects on 10 apart from heightened anxiety at the start, when I increased to 20 I had bad nights with interrupted sleep/pins and needles and muscle twitching. That's when I was changed to Sertraline by my GP. All SSRI meds can cause those symptoms though the muscle twitching hasn't gone yet, but its only 5 days since I stopped the Citalopram i just think it was too much for me. Everyone is different though x

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    my doctor told me i should be taking 20mg but ive stuck with 10mg and i only see improvements a specialist told me not to keep increasing dosages only to do it if you dont see improvements

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    Hi, I started on 10mg.....I had numerous horrible side effects.....looking back I'm surprised I persevered! I started to feel a bit better at about 10 weeks and most side effects had gone or lessened. However my GP wanted me to increase to 20mg but I held out until 16 weeks.....but by then I knew my anxiety still wasn't under control

    I was terrified of increase to 20 as I had read I would get side effects back.

    But not at all......the increase to 20mg was the best thing, it had an immediate positive effect on my anxiety and things just continued to improve.

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      not a Dr but 10 weeks is still early was told it takes 3 month

      also yes u up or down the hole things starts again with the horrible side effects. I would stay on what u are on now and wait it out . Do u feel or seen any improvements if so it's telling u it is working

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