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Hi all,

i had been on Citalopram for 7 years at 20mg ..it worked wonders..i decided to get off and try to manage on my own..so i weaned off and after about 3 weeks from being completely off the meds..my anxiety returned in the form of sleep Anxiety..i was worried about not sleeping which would make me not sleep..the circle!!

so i went back on Citalopram, been on 20 for 6 1/2 weeks and my dr said after week 4 that thats the best in going to feel because it reached its full potential. which made me nervous because i was worried the drug wouldnt work for me anymore...so he got me to go on 30mg and i started those 2 weeks ago..i have recently had a good 8 days of sleep and everything..so i thought maybe the pills were working..but now last night i had terrible anxiety and did not sleep..is this normal..is my dr right that they should have "kicked" in by now?

thanks for your guys help

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    no. you're doctor is wrong I'm afraid. 4 weeks is still really early especially a second time on them. some people are still in the worse before better stage then. 4 weeks and feeling the best it will get is a load of rubbish.

    second time seems to be slower to work for most too. not sure why.

    I know people who have taken 6 months to get back to the way they were before so it can definitely take longer.

    the fact you had some good days in a row mean the meds are starting to do something so stick with the dose you are on for now as setbacks are pretty normal tbh. they can happen on and off for ages but they do get better and the good feelings last longer.


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