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I have been on citalopram for 11 weeks (1 week 10mg, 6 weeks 20mg, 4 weeks 30mg) and still don't feel like it's kicked in 100%. It seems to help with my mood and motivation a little bit, but my anxiety is still really, really high. I have the feeling like a tight band is around my head at times as well as paresthesia on my right side of face into lips/tongue at times. Of course this makes me think the worse, (Stroke, MS etc. I have NO other symptoms of any of this stuff as I know these are just very irrational thoughts) as everything I read seems like it's stress/anxiety related. I have had the tight band around my head many times before and doctor said it's most likely anxiety/depression but the tingling is new. Or maybe it's seasonal allergies? When I went up to 30mg, I started getting ringing in my ear as well, right ear. I have been on many SSRIs, SNRIS, without long term success in the past 4-5 years. I was dealing with panic attacks as well and only have had 2 in the past 11 weeks, so some pros are going on. Just don't know if I have given the medication long enough? And, why am I getting these uncomfortable feelings sin my face? I took an anxiety test my doctor gave me and my score was 21/21, I feel like I should have seen some benefit by now since my panic attacks stopped. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
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