On citrilopram for 17 days and feel rubbish

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Been feeling low for some time now been on citrilopram for 17 days on 10 mg still feel pretty low not eating properly and no energy any advice were im goin from here

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    Hi Hun I'm in the same boat as u but I'm too scared to start them

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      Vicky 

      You will need to take the 10mg dose then your GP may then increase to 20mg. possibly 

      I have been taking this medication at 20mg now for about five years and I did have problems until I got used to them at five weeks. The drug has helped me and I will need to take for the rest of my life. I am sixty six years old with a Chronic medical condition.

      Plase trust your GP I am always around if you need help, if you want assistanc PM me or someone else here

      BOB

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      Hello vicky

      Yes I suffered as I was getting used to the drug, in my case I noticed a difference a about three weeks and then I was fine at five weeks.

      The only problem I have now is I am really calm and able to control my chronic condition much better than before.

      If you worry to much with new medications the problems can feel worse than they really are. If you do feel really bad talk to your GP although yes He can change the medication, although this can come with its own problems and you may find yourself jumping from one drug to another and the feelings you will suffer could be worse as the number of medications becomes less and less as you will need to spend time recovering from the last drug before trying another

      vicky you need to be comfortable in your own skin when we take medications, sad to say we all need to make allowances to feel better.

      It is a cause and effect.

      If you feel the medication is no good that is your decision, your GP will listen and decide how to proceed.

      Remember your GP is in partnership with you as far as your health is concerned. The same applies to any other Specialist who treats you

      BOB

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    You will or should start feeling better around 6-9 weeks. That is what it took for me andy dose has been increased from 20mg to 30mg.
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      Did it take to 6 to 9 weeks from 20 mg or 30mg ? How long were you on 20mg before you went up ?
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      I was on 10mg for 5 weeks, too long is what I have heard, move to 30 about 2 weeks later. Doing fine so it will stay here
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      Was on 20mg for 2 weeks then moved up. Also started on Clonaxepam 5 MG a day. I haven't had a panic attack in 3 months and I was getting them several times a day and fighting them off. Two major ones, I still use CBT to help.

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      Everyone is different. It could do. If you start at such a low dose it may minimise the side effects but it will take longer to get the good effects.
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      Hey I have been on increase from 20mg to now 30mg for 32 days now. The last week I was doing ok and feeling like I was getting better but the last two days I feel like my anxiety is back to being intense and afraid it will just keep getting worse. Is this normal with 32 days in to 30mg? I was on 20mg before that for 3 months and it made me feel great and not anxious.
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      Sorry I should have cleared that up. 20mg was making me feel great for 3months and then for 3-4 weeks after those 3 months my anxiety came back really bad and I went to see my doctor and she said I had room to increase since 20mg isn't high, and increased Me to 30mg and said when it's chronic anxiety most need a higher dose

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      Hello I just wounded if someone can help me I have really bad dry eyes on sertraline shall I stain on them this has not ever happened before any advise would be great
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