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Iv upped my dose of citalopram from 30mgs to 40mg Its been a week now since iv upped them and still not feeling no good effects of it!! I know its still early stages but I'm getting really worried I won't get better.. because my anxiety is threw the roof and im feel upset down and depressed.. and because i suffer from panic attack disorder its even harder.. ! I know it will take time but didn't think it would take this long to kick in did anyone else feel like this at all? Or am i going crazy?

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    it took me 6 weeks going from 30-40mg before I saw any improvement at all so don't worry x

    a week is really early and you might feel more anxious for a couple of weeks until it kicks in.

    you need to give each dose atleast 12 weeks before increasing otherwise you wont know if the dose you are on is working

    docs increase too fast and assume if you arent better by 4-6 weeks it's not working and increase but it's not the case for everybody.

    patience and time and you will get better

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      Thank you so much!! For your support I duno how I'm still carrying on going to work and out an about etc... it's like I have to drag myself out of bed but I do it!! I was on 30mgs over a year ago an since 2 weeks ago when iv had a bad relaps over bad back pain I just can't seem to get any happier in myself... but I'l give these ago an a chance to kick in but it's so hard feeling so anxious in the morning but hey ho.. the doctor said to come back in a months time and see to see how I'm doing!!

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    HI Lauren. i upped my dose of Citalopram from 30 to 40mg about 8 weeks ago as 30 didnt seem to be making any difference, and after the first couple of weeks i really begsn to feel a change. i started on 10 mg in March after I had a massive panic attack following a couple of years of a lot of stress. i went from 10 to 20 to 30 and still felt really anxious, stayed in my bedroom and didnt leave the house for at least 4 months. i thought i would never get better ( this after being a person that was always out and about, driving to Brighton to see my grandchildren, meeting friends for lunch and coffee etc) However, Im happy to say that in the last 6 weeks ive seen a huge change - I feel calmer, ive got up every day, got my own meals, been out in the car with my partner, and last week began driving on my own into town. Stick with it and hopefully youll soon start to feel better. i was also prescribed diazepam, 2mg x 3 times a day which did help with the severe anxiety, but i began to taper off them after a few weeks as i know they're addictive. i now only take one at night as it helps me sleep, but also keep some to use on an 'as needed' basis. They might be helpful to you in the short term.

    Hope you start to feel better soon

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      Thank you for your support!! Gunna try an stay positive the best I can!! How Eva hard that is!! Just really don't fill good in myself can't stop crying and lost all intrest in things I user to enjoys movies,shopping etc I just really hope it all goes back to normal so scared it won't!! But I'm gunna try my real best to think positive evening tho it's hard because I'm waking up with anxiety first thing in the Morning but I'l fight threw it!!

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