escitalopram upped dose

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Hi, did anyone have side effects when upping their dose? I have to go up from 10 to 20mg, took 15mg for a week not 3 days in to 20mg and feeling kinda "foggy"

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    Yep!

    I started on 10mg and increased by 10mg each month until I reached 40mg. My Doctor (who knows her stuff) increased me the first time and then I knew I needed to go higher and did with her agreement. I have levelled at 40mg and apart from external events upsetting the apple cart now and again I am doing ok!

    The first time I increased I had most of the side effects similar to when I started on 10mg. When I increased to 30mg again some, but not all the same. By the time I increased to 40mg I only noticed that I was feeling better and levelling out at last. Like you I also suffered from "fogginess" with a nice dollop of feeling "spaced" thrown in. The fogginess I had did not occur after I increased to 20mg.

    However, please remember we are all different and what happened to me may not happen to you.

    Good luck, you will level out and eventually feel better.

    Regards,

    David

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    everyone is different i guess. i was fine doing it, but it could be something else making you feel 'foggy'??
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    Hi el

    been on 10m ecitalopram 5 weeks now and have not had the foggy feeling for a couple of days in fact wakin in the morning has been better the last few days also. so it is definitly getting better hang in there

     

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