Feel like giving up.......

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I have been on celexa for 7 weeks now and I’ve been on 20mg for a week and a half for anxiety and depression.  The side effects have faded but the anxiety remains. I’ve had some good times but mainly bad. I wake up in full blown anxiety every morning and it can calm down occasionally. I just can’t relax and enjoy things that used to anymore.  There is just no energy in me. I do go to cbt every week to assist. I feel like giving up on the meds. This really bums me out. I just want to go back to work and be healthy again.  Any other suggestions? I take it in the am around 5 am every morning. 

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    Just stick to it for a few more weeks... u will get there, the morning anxiety is the last to go.... That’s my advice but u all ready know that winkwinkwinksmile
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    Try taking it in the afternoon, just stick with it it takes a while to work. I was probably 3 months before I really felt myself again.

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    It sounds like 20mg may not be a sufficient dose to help with anxiety.  I'd say give it another week to see how it's working.  In the meantime, you could talk to your doctor for help with anxiety [small quantity of anxiety med - ie: Xanax] until 20mg kicks in.

    Otherwise - doctor will probably recommend taking a higher dose [30mg or 40mg].  If that doesn't work - then you could always switch to a different SSRI.

    Hopefully 20mg works for you!

     

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      My doctor called me to see how I was doing and she suggested upping it. She called in an order of 40 mg pills so I can cut them and titrate up upon my descesion. She did give me kolonopin, Valium and xanex to try out. I’ve tried the klonopin and it just didn’t seem to cut it. I do not want to become addicted to somthing so I have not investigated the others too much. Thank you for your response. 
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    Definitely hang in there a few more weeks. I've been on them a couple of months and the morning anxiety is just starting to go. Not every day but so much better. I'm on 30mg. Thinking of going up to 40mg. I had them in the past and they worked so well. I promise you will turn a corner soon

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