Med increase

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I increased to 10 three weeks ago and i still have anxiety. I was on 5 for 5 weeks before increasing. I also have been on Trazodone for two weeks. When should i expect to feel some relief from the increase?

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    increasing does not mean relief.this medicine works real slow for most folks . gradually you will see comfort not relief entirely.everytime you increase you start the cycle all over again.

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    Well in my case, I started out with 10mg but knowing I would have to be increased eventually as my anxiety and all that was pretty bad. I took 10mg for 3 weeks, took 15mg for 2 weeks and now I've been on 20mg for 2 weeks or so and I didn't really notice much difference up until about 4-5 days ago, which I know its still really early and this is just the beginning. I think gradually increasing for me was a good thing as I tend to get anxiety from taking any kind of medication, and I can say I don't think I had any noticeable side effects at all from the citalopram which is a huge relief, and the past week each day has been better and better with just a few small set backs such as feeling anxiety where it would normally creep in only now it seems further away and doesn't seem to get to the levels that it has been which is great! I understand that most people have the blips here and there and I'm sure that I will too but I think its more of when you feel it try not to let it scare you, its best to learn about what is causing the anxiety and how to not let it get too bad. I've been doing a lot of self help techniques too and learning all I can from success stories and what has worked for others and each time I feel anxiety starting I use the things I've learned.

    Anyway, yes this medicine does work pretty slowly, and you start noticing that you are feeling better for longer each day. So, until you start seeing it just try to stay calm as you can and keep reassuring yourself better days are coming. 😃 I myself have kept a journal also for each day that I've taken it, and I can look back at the beginning until now and I am able to see the changes for myself.

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