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I am currently taking 20mg of citalopram in the mornings and I feel ok but in the afternoons I really start to struggle with my panic attacks. I have to take the tablets early in the morning because any later and I carn't sleep at night.

Was thinking about going back to the docs and having my dose increased but really scared cos I dont want the horrible side effects to come back.

Any advice please

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    I increased from 20mg to 40mg and although i felt a slight increase in anxiety for a few days, it was nothing compared to how i felt when i initially started citalopram. After about two weeks of the dose increase, i felt loads better and have continued to do so.

    Good luck xx

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    Hi i take these for panic attacks and anxiety and im on 10 mg.i take them at night as i was the same and i still have bad nights but what i do is listen to a sleep cd.i found it so much better taking them at night.the cd really really helps you relax and fall asleep.ive been on these for about 3 years now and they really do help.Good luck just give it time and it will get easier,kim :wink:
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    Was just wondering if your anxiety is still there or if it gets better. I also take the Citalopram for anxiety and don't feel that I am getting any better. When my anxiety is really bad I find it hard to function even making eye contact with people is just about impossible ( have you felt the same way ).

    I have been taking the tabs for about three months now.

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    hi the tabs did help my anxiety.i do still get days were i am anxious but not as bad.its so awfull feeling like that i was so bad i couldnt even go out when it first started.Think you just have to give it time good luck x
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