just had my citalopram dose increased feeling bad

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im 53 years old and been taking citalopram for depression anxiety and agraphobia for over 10 years now i was on 20mg but just over 2 weeks ago had my dose increased to 30mg im now feeling very emotional with feelings of suicide and despair can anyone tell me will this get easier?

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    Why was you dos increased?
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      been having a few more problems my partners epileptic and her fits have worsened lately making my anxiety levels higher told the doc and they recommended it to me not been coping well
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    That's been because you are experiencing all the side effects from when you first went on it

    eventually that will stabilise but not without this rough ride 

    did you really need to increase your dose or would you have been better promoting g self help skills coping strategies for yourself?

    medication is not the sole answer 

    thats not meant to sound sound cruel at all

    i speak from personal experience 

    good luck 

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      Oh yes I totally agree. Stick with the meds I should never have come off mine in 2014 ask then suffered until forced togoback on in jan

      I truely believe I had a chemical imbalance for years

      I was just wondering if yr Gp would send you on one of the NHS group CBT type courses

      I did one and I felt it helped

      Not strong to stop me needing Cit but I employ the coping skills taught me

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