Increasing dosage for anxiety

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anyone had success moving up from 20mg for anxiety. ive been on cit second time for 6 weeks, 3 and a half weeks, seeing small inprovements but psuch thinks i may need to up dosage as he said anxiety usually needs higher dosage (though 20 worked last time but some people say uou can also need higher second time). im pretty scared about doing that though as have heard some horror stories. Thanks

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    this is a question i was going to post but i think the answer is you must give your dose 12 weeks at least before upping it , maybe i am wrong but im sure thats what i have seen on other posts

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    12weeks to feel any improvements.

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    even though so many others say 4-6?

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    yes ive moved from 20 to 30 bit of anxiety etc but as long as u keep that in mind after a week u will feel the benefit x

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    Hi Tamsino.there is not any time effects to get rid of side effects ,however most people it will take 10/12 weeks for the build up of citrolopram to work in your system.Leave it at 20 mgs for the build up first of 10/12 weeks and then see how you feel,remember every time you change dosage the side effects start again.

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    I moved up through doses too quickly and am suffering for it now and it prolongs recovery if you move too fast because you are in constant Side effects! There are lucky ones who settle quicker than others, but don't use that as a benchmark.

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    Hi Tamsino/every time you change dosage of citrolopram you will expect to have side effects of between 10/12 weeks

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