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I've taken 10mg of citalopram for 5 weeks for anxiety and then It was increased to 20 3 weeks ago....I'm still anxious and have the awful physical side affects 😪 is this normal for the time frame or should I be seeing a difference xx

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    Cit is brutal. I have been on it for 4 weeks. Still have side effects. 20mg. Does it ever end?. I was told it takes 7 - 8 weeks to settle and get in your system. Stay strong. I havnt been able to work. Just to overwhelming. But yes it is normal.
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      It's horrible I'm having heaviness in the chest and sever muscle pain and the  other usual symptoms......I'm still at work as I need the focus r I souks sit at home and think about it.....hopefully I will see an ending to the symptoms soon 😖
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    What side effects are you experiencing? I'm getting chest pains and anxiety. Loads of it. Trying to

    Remain calm. Xx

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    Citalopram and other SSRI's all have similar side effects and it can be 3-4 months before you start feeling any benefits from it.  Some people feel it sooner.  Everyone is different.  You'll be up and down like this for a while unfortunately, but it does get better.  The down times get less as time goes by, and they get less severe.  

    Don't give up on the meds - feeling like this means they are working and it's your body adjusting to them.  Recovery is so gradual and so much patience is needed.

    Its a long rocky road, but you're all doing so well - the wait is worth it.

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    Hi,

    I am four months in and feeling better, l am on 40mg, but looking forward to reducing when ready!

    Hope it gets better for you soon, it does get better!

    Regards,

    David

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