Getting better....or false hope?!

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Switched from 20 mg to 30 mg 5 days ago...also was taken off of birth control. 

Had a great day yesterday...felt very normal other than sweating a lot! I thought I may already be adjusting to the 30 mg dose. But then today I had to wake up with my two sons at 5am and go on a flight away from my husband for 9 days. I think I really taxed my system as I already have anxiety in regards to flying and now being away from my husband is a double whammy. I am feeling nauseous, dizzy, loopy eyes, SUPER exhausted and yucky gut. I'm hoping a good rest and sleep tonight gets me back to another good day. Any support is super welcomed as reading these posts are getting me thru! Thanks!

Just as I was about to post this I got the visual auras for a migraine )-: anyone else get migraines and possibly attribute them to the stress and anxiety? 

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    I was diagnosed with Hemiplegic migraines and Thunderclap headache not long after my citalopram was increased to 30mg. I was given more meds and an increase in amitryptyline and my supposed auras became daily, with a mass of symptoms. All this has disappeared since coming off all meds and reducing citalopram to 20mg. Please be careful, keep a close eye on side effects and do not let the medical profession blame anxiety as the cause. Anxiety can be caused by fear of symptoms too.
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      An increase in migraines and heightened anxiety caused me to see my doctor about a week ago. She explained it as a cycle....migraines and anxiety. I just want to feel myself again! I can go more than half a year with not a single migraine but then I started getting them constantly a few weeks ago. My doctor took me off my birth control so the only med I'm on now is citalopram and she increased it from 20 to 30 mg. I'm just praying it all levels out now. 

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    You're just 5 days in after upping your dose, so it's definitely normal to be having an increase in anxiety, headaches, and all those other fun side effects ;-)!

    ?Hopefully being on a trip will help distract you from the yucky side effects :-).

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