Increasing dose what to expect ???

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Hi all ,

I tried once to increase my dose after being on 10mg for 7 weeks and just starting to feel better. When i increased to 20mg the first time i took all 20 mg at night. The second day i woke up with extreme anxiety my xanax didnt even take it away. So i called the doc he told me to split the dose take 10mg in am and 10mg pm. I tried this today after waiting 2 weeks before the first episode of trying to increase. My symptoms of now are a little nausea, agitation, and the dream like state for the first 2 hrs of taking the dose in the am. But the agitation didnt start today till about 9hrs after taking the dose this morning. Any input would be great. Getting nervous about how im going to feel when i wake up after taking the second dose of 10mg.

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    I was started on 20mg , wasn't a good experience but just accept that you will feel bad for a couple of weeks till things settle down , try to reduce any commitments you have for that time , let people close to you know , get yourself a few good books & take the pressure of yourself. Keep telling yourself you will feel better soon. Obviously this advice may not be practical with your circumstances. Good luck Tom

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    I had to take 20 , and split it am n pm . After a few weeks I now take on morning and was hard to begin with but eases in a short while . Take care
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    Just an update i am on day 2 of the increase splitting the dose and surprisingly i have been doing well. Not sure where the agitation was coming from but i believe to be from weaning off the xanax small dose 1mg a day for 2 months. Tomorrow will be the 4th day from cutting the xanax dose in half but nothing i cant handle because the celexa helps to where i didnt need the full 1mg a day.

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