I just don't know where to turn - help!

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Right I've been taking cit for 7weeks (20mg) on a night, I've had literally every side effect but the one that stayed was nausea.

So when I saw my GP on Tuesday she said to try mornings. Yesterday I took it in the morning and I felt dreadful mega anxious, panicky the lot. 

Slept ok then wow this morning, mega anxious, sick, terrible shakes even a panic attack :-( took my cit again and have spoke I GP. I'm still anxious now, awful lump in my throat. 

Surely after this amount of time should I be feeling like this still??! 

I really don't want to come off them if I can help it, what would an increase do? 

Help people, I'm lost

Liz xx

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    Oh Elizabeth .......so sorry to read this! 😔

    I thought you were on the up? What happened??

    I have always taken mine at night .........I prefer that cos it seems to make me sleepy and even when I was at my worst I still slept reasonably well although always woke up very early morning usually around 5 am 😳

    Do you think perhaps you need a higher dose....that seems to have worked for some people on here?!

    I really feel for you bless you......let's hope that your Doc can sort you out

    You've come so far on Cit I hope you don't have to start over again on something else!

    Wishing you well and happy soon.....I'll be thinking of you!

    Big hug

    Pamela x

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    I tried cit for 10 weeks and doc decided to take me off it because i couldnt get over the side effects. I tried Prozac and this happened too. Eventually he has moved me on to Venlefaxine which is a different family of anti-d's (an SNRI) and can have easier side effects.

    There are lots of different anti-d's out there, it is terrible having to chop and change trying find the right one, but everyone reacts differently to them. Maybe a change to something else is what you need.

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    Hi Elizabeth....hmmm, i am in the same situation as u, only 2 weeks your junior wink

    I'm willing to give this dose, 20 mg, 2 more weeks out of my life, than I'll discuss with my doctor..either move to 30 or switch. Because it's ridiculous how much morning anxiety and nausea I have after 1 month on this med (24 days at 20 mg)...

    Please keep us posted about your progress, what you decided to do...I'm really curious!

    Meantime, I really hope you feel better!!!!

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    I'm curious did you all stay on the med? I've been on 20mg for a week, having the same prob shakey, nervousness, nausea in the morning. Did it finally go away?

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