Feeling kinda scared

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I was on 10mg for 4 days. The doctor told me to take 5mg for a week and then back to 10mg. The weeks almost here and i am scared of how the side effects are going to make me feel.

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    Hi Debra the best thing to do is not to read up about the side affects because I think our anxiety makes us belive we have all of them. I'm on week 7 now taking 20mg. At first I had heightened anxiety trouble sleeping and a dry mouth I also felt a bit weird sometimes. After the first 2 weeks the sideaffects eased of and I'm feeling a lot like myself again. I know it's hard at first but keep going with the medication and you will soon be better. Get well soon. Paul.

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      Hi Paul, I didnt read up on the side effects for a few years and ended up very ill and being misdiagnosed for over 3 years. Now I make a point of reading up on everything and would advise everyone to do the same. I do understand what you are saying though as felt the same way.
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      Hi again Debra hope your doing ok. I've not needed to up the dose yet so I'm not sure if the sideaffects would come back. All I know during the difficult times there's a lot of lovley people on this site who are happy to give any advise and support anytime you're feeling low. Let me know how you're getting on. Paul

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      Hi Paula sorry to hear you got poorly. I just think the anxiety makes us expect the worse sometimes it's a horrible condition we suffer. I just try to make people feel better because I know what they're going through. What I should of said is not to read to much online and you're right you should always read the leaflet that comes with the medication. Hope your feeling better. Paul

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    Hi Debra

    I agree with everything Paul has written. 

    It is hard isn't it at times, and although I usually do not like being told what to do, there are times when I am thankful for advice from someone who has also been in a similar situation as myself. I find it takes the pressure off me having to make a decision I am thinking of over and over again.

    Good luck and best wishes.

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    Hi Debra How are you feeling now? I would give it longer than a week, i wish doctors would not be so quick to up them.
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