Increased dose from 10mg to 20mg

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Hello all,

Iv been taking 20mg citalopram for a week now from being on 10mg. I am feeling so spaced out and not really with it, when people talk to me i just dont feel im there. Is this normal does it past? Im thinking of goinf back down to 10mg?

Any advice

Thank u

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    Hi there I've just started sertraline 2 weeks ago and I feel like im not here too and it's a bit scary! It's just a side effect of the medication....should subside after a bit. I feel like im in a constant dream. I was on citalopram for 7 years but can't remember when I first started it what the side effects were, it pooped out after 7 years so I've switched to sertraline. I know the side effects are horrible but it will get better x 😊

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    It sounds totally normal and it does pass. Hang in there.  You might find it gets a bit worse over the coming days before it gets better. Side effects can last 4-6 weeks but you maybe ok. Stick with it and keep chatting online. We can help you through it.  Good luck. Mark x
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    Get off it. It totally ruined my life in 8 days.  I was perscribed it for insomnia and it sent me off the edge insane anxiety, I couldn't eat, no sleep and runinating thoughts that never went away. Please don't carry on. Try counselling anything other than this 

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    Hi Marie. What ever you do, don't just stop it. If you are thinking that, then speak to your Dr. You have come this far, and stopping it may mean starting again and going through it all over again. It is good to find other stress reduction techniques such as exercise, walking, counselling etc but these meds work for millions of people including me. Good luck x

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