Please help - reassurance needed

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Hi all

I've been on 20mg citalopram for 2 months now, for bad anxiety and panic attackes. After around 5 weeks I felt much better. The past 3 days, however, I feel terrible. I feel back to square one, was anxious all through the night and have been sobbing all morning.

Could this be a blip? Is it possible I need to raise my dose?

Thanks all x

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    I've just raised my dose too, keep having a few wobblies but over all I think things are improving. Think it's a bit early to say right now.

    If I were you I'd see how you go because raising your dose it only really a short term answer... but obviously if things just aren't right then you should go back to your doctor. Everyone has a blip every now and then, it's fine although maybe a little distressing. You know yourself better than anyone. If you feel uncomfortable with it then let your doctor know.

    Good luck and I hope you start to straighten back out x

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    I think it means you have to go back to your GP to ask him to increase it to 30mg, l started on 10mg felt good but faded after a few weeks went to GP war upped to20 mg felt good for 2 months was upped to 40 mg have been on it for 2 years and l feel so good l am so happy that anxiety and depression is a thing of the past.Good luck
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    I think it means you have to go back to your GP to ask him to increase it to 30mg, l started on 10mg felt good but faded after a few weeks went to GP war upped to20 mg felt good for 2 months was upped to 40 mg have been on it for 2 years and l feel so good l am so happy that anxiety and depression is a thing of the past.Good luck
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     Yep, it does sound like a blip.   Please don't feel that suddenly it's stopped working.  It does take time and I think that's our biggest complaint about meds, the time it takes smile.  The good news is you'll come out of this blip quicker than the last one, and so on. Until you get to a point that a blip will become hardly noticeable. xxxxx
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    PS J it's read the other good advice from posters.   Yes indeed it is all about getting the levels right for you. So do see how you get on and if still struggling do look at a dose increase xxxx
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    I think that when you're getting better you'll get the odd blip and slip backwards.  It happened to me.  I go for weeks feeling yay! then suddenly feel down again. These down times got less and less and stopped eventually.

     It's your body adjusting to life without anxiety.  Just go with, understand what it is, let it be there and reassure yourself it's just a blip.

    K xx

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    Thank you all so much. I really appreciate your time. I had to take the day off today and had to be honest with my boss whoh was hard and made me feel more anxious but he wanted to know why I had been taking days off here and there. He was very nice about it but still this anxiety thing is such a 'taboo'.

    Really hoping it passes soon. I'm supposed I be hosting a house warming party on Saturday and can't exactly cancel - not looking forward to it at the moment! 

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