Please help. Missed a dose and anxiety and OCD are back

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Hi all, I started 10mg 8 months ago and increased dose to 20mg about 6 weeks ago and in the past week just started feeling back to my old self. I missed a dose yesterday and my anxiety is through the roof. Has anyone else experienced this? Does it last a day or more? Am I back to square one? Please help, thank you

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    A missed dose shouldn't make you feel any worse as the half life of the medication is quite long. You are just having a blip and it's perfectly normal. Keep taking the meds, ride the ups and downs in your recovery.

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      Thank you so much for responding. Hoping tomorrow will be better. The medication is a godsend but tricky in the beginning stages, where you'll get used to feeling good for a good while and then wham, anxiety is back.

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    How long was it before it started to help with the OCD when you first started? i'😂 only on a low dose as very sensitive to meds but might increase once i stabilise. Also did switch briefly. Mine triggered by zopiclone withdrawal. Getting lot headaches at moment. SUre yours is just a blip maybe everything going on at moment not helping either.

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      Initially when I started on 10mg it helped pretty fast, around the 3 to 4 week mark. That dose worked for about 8 months till February rolled around and I needed to increase my dose (after winter and the beginning of spring is the worst for me). New dose increase took longer to work, it took closer to 6 weeks to feel better but during that time it got increasingly better as it stabilized.

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