Jittery and anxious

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I'm on my 4th week of citalopram, started at 20mg now on 40mg.

I'm so jittery and can't sleep is this normal?

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    Hi Angie

    perfectly normal, side effects are awfull but well worth sticking with , been through these myself has taken up to eight weeks for me to feel better but you will get there, hope this helps

    Ray

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    It sounds like the increase is giving you side effects, that is normal. If you can get some Ativan prn that may help you get through the adjustment it is temporary.
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    Personally though, 40mg is quite high at this early stage - I'm not surprised you feel as you do.  Feeling jittery and unable to sleep is quite normal for quite a few weeks plus you get that whenever you increase a dose too, but you may be suffering more due to the high dose.  It should settle, but if not after a few more weeks I'd suggest you see your doctor as a reduced dose might suit you better.

    K x

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    You're brave..I could only handle 3 days on 20mg but I guess we all have different body chemistry. When I spoke to my doctor he said I shouldn't have been experiencing side effects that severe and to cut the pill in half or switch to Zoloft, which he iniatially recommended. Good luck with everything!
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    I'm the same I had my dose increased to 40 mg it's 3.30 am and I'm wide awake. . I'm planning to stick with it thou xx
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