Increasing citalopram after a year.

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I've been on 10mg citalopram over a year now and everything was going great until these last 3 weeks my anxiety has come back with a vengeance i visited my PDoc and he tried me on an additional anti depressant call amitriptyline which didn't work out well i suggested increasing the dose and he laughed at me and gave me no answer as to why i called him and told him the amitriptyline citalopram combination didnt work for me so he said double up on your citalopram see you in a month......so im switching doctors but i guess my question is has anybody felt the effectiveness wear off and has increasing the dose helped or if a ssri stops working does it just stop working? Also i have five 1mg klonopins the hospital gave me when i went to the ER for my anxiety which I've taken .25 2x a day for the past few days to deal with the extra anxiety caused by the citalopram until i can see my new doctor on the 10th, is this a bad idea or will i be alright?

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    Thanks for all the support guys I've been on 10mg for a year and it worked great until recently so i know what to expect for the most part i still havnt gone up to 20 yet I'm trying to stabilize on 15mg plus i dont want to run out of citalopram before i see the new doctor today got off to a rough start so i took the .25 klonopin this morning i managed to not take .25 last night like i thought i would. So if i can keep it between .25-.50 a day max for the next few weeks i before i see the doc I'll be ok. When i initially adjusted to the citalopram i took 1mg of ativan in the morning and at night for 2 months until i weened myself when i felt better. Just hopeful this increase will work because i dont want to change meds rolleyes
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      I'm sure it's a blip, and am sure it'll all settle down again soon.  I'm sure the increase will help a great deal.

      Best of luck xxx

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      Thanks a lot kate i really appreciate the support and positive reinforcement it really helps me through my day.
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    Hey everybody day 5 on 20mg and woke up feeling pretty rough today. sad i hope the increase kicks in soon.
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