New side effects 4 weeks on 10 mg

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Is it normal to experience new side effects 4 weeks into the medication? I having dizziness, pins and needles, a dull headache, feeling shaky and fast heart. And it's not an all day thing. They come and go. I ended up at the ER yesterday n they couldn't find anything wrong. My heart rate stayed at about 115 for about 3 hours. And I know when it's my anxiety but it wasn't. The gave me IV fluids and it went down. But today I still have the dull headache and some dizziness.

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    Hi Daisy,

    I would suggest you go back to your GP and discuss this with them.  The symptoms you are getting are not good to have and they may cause you to fall.

    If you are still getting new symptoms after 4 weeks I really do suggest going back to your Dr

    Good luck and let us know how you get on

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    I have been there yes it is the med that cause this side effect and remember do not go cold turkey your med without slowly taper it off. I just taper off my med and it was not easy but doable. Always feel positive,let go of things that you once hold it so tight. say prayers when you are down and whenever you feel weak. you will slowly get better. and drink more water rest more. RELAX.
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      Thank u so much. I just want to feel normal already. Instead sitting here worrying if the medication is working yet or not. I have noticed a difference in my thinking and I'm sleeping a lot better now. But I'm still getting anxiety n feel down sometimes
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      Ya getting enough sleep is very important! you need to relax and take a good rest it will slowly get better and better try to go out take a walk and if you have the chance do some watering for your gardening the flower the natural things. Most importantly when you feel down do not let it get you you must think possitive and all this will pass one day remember you might not believe me now but is ok I been there and I do question that too when my saver tell me the same thing. go help people out there once you are better and you will feel even better and your life will be different and even better.ūüėĄūüėĄūüėĄ
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    Hi Daisy,

    Unfortunately, it does sound like you are on the right meds, forum and going through some of the same things the rest of us are going or have gone through with taking this sticking plaster for the brain. Therefore, it is usual (I prefer usual rather than normal, as no one really knows what is normal?)

    What you have mentioned is some of the added extras (side effects sound too negative) some of us do experience with taking Cita. Due to everyone being individuals we don't all suffer from or experience the same added extras nor do we have the same intensity of these either. I did not think I had anxiety when it hit me, but I took the advice here that Cita causes it to treat it and just accepted their advice! At this time I shan't mention what other added extras I may or may not have had as this may cause you to over worry about something that will probably not affect you.

    Regarding when these added extras happen, again, depends on the invidvidual and to possibly to a point, your lifestyle however, when they happen try to just ride them out. Someone mentioned keeping a note with details in the form of a daily diary so that you can look back and see how well you are doing. This also   does help when talking with yer GP (which should be on a regular basis) so she/he can keep up to date on yer progress or not as the case may or may not be. 

    I had similar to what you are having, at the moment, and looking back what I now realize for me was a little health paranoia, I was so concerned that my GP carried out and sent me for tests and even an ECG. Fortunately, there was nothing wrong, but it took her and my Fiancee a while to convince me otherwise. So try not to worry. This is where this site is so good talking to people of all ages who are or have been in the same sometimes dark and scary place. Gradually, you will get better as Cita is working (from what you are saying) because all these added extras that are happening to you now, is the med doing its job. As I mentioned the time it takes to get better we have little control over, but we can help ourselves to a point. Firstly, you are here. Part of probably, the best forum in the world and in doing so you have made another step to getting better. Don't look to going back to your old self or wanting to be me again because, for most of us that is what brought us here, one way or another, in the first place! Try to aim to look forward, through the misty, spaced, headachey, fuzziness that surrounds you at the moment, it may or may not be a long dark tunnel, but I know it feels like that. However, many of us can reassure you that there is a light and an end to this. Secondly, sometimes a lifestyle change can be beneficial I stopped smoking, drinking (well, now I have the odd ale or two) became veggie (other dietry thangs are available) and also removed myself from that which made me ill. That was work and some of my so called colleagues. I am now doing my own thang and surviving, thank you. Exercise, even just going out when you feel you can will help too (I left this to last as I have been a lazy boy). Anyway, all these have helped me through.

    I must finally (for now) emphasise the benefits of that all important emergency duvet downstairs or any place other than the bedroom. This is for the days when you do make it out of bed, but not much further and so you have that duvet to crawl under and curl up in. Works a treat!

    For the moment that is it. Keep reading, but try not to over worry. Keep posting, no matter how insignificant a question or feeling may be (we have all been thar!) and try to be positive. We know this can be the hardest thing to do, but moreover always remember you are not alone.

    Regards,

    David

    Ps the other added extra to this post is that if you do happen to suffer from insomnia try reading before bed! Lol!

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    How do I know when I need to up my dose? I'm having a real bad day today with my anxiety. Thoughts and anxiety feeling I was having before starting the medication. I've been on 10 mg this whole Time. I hate anxiety sad
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      Hi Daisy,

      Its important not to increase the dose until you have spoken to your Dr.  Yes anxiety is not nice at all, sorry you are experiencing it.  just remember you have this forum to send messages to and that should give you the feeling you are not alone and always have somebody to talk to.

      I strongly suggest you see your Dr asap and talk about increasing the dose, that way you know you are doing t with his guidance, its wrong for us to advise you to increase the dose as this could do you harm.

      Take care Daisy and remember we are always here to talk to.

      Thinking of you

      Best wishes

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      Ok thanks. I have an appt next week with my prescriber. My therapist and prescriber work together so we'll see what they suggest. Last time I did go see her she mentioned I'm only on 10 mg and we have quite a bit we can increase if necessary.
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      oh good, so the increase in dose might help you better. But to

      be on safe, let them decide to change the strength. Keep us in formed

      how you get on, take care and best wishes.

      good luck

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