Quick advice appreciated....I can't remember if I took my 20g dose tonight... panicking

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I know it sounds silly but I had an anxious day and had a little bit of valium to help. 

I know I had the strong intention all day to take it earlier than my 9pm regular time (to try and ease day time side effects) and I remember taking a multivitiman a couple of hours ago 7pm which are right next to my meds. The thing is I really can't remember if I took them togetherrolleyes

I started on an old pack which I threw away and can't remember which day I started this new pack so can't count back.

I know this makes my sound like a right plonker but just been a bit all over last few days.

I have a big public family event tomorrow I can't get out of and am nervous about how to much / too little / half a dose will have on me  - considering my anxiety is bad at the mo anyway.

I am at the end of my second week of 20mg. 

Really thinking about it I am 60% sure I didn't take them and was just planning to, but can't be sure.

Shall I just take 10mg? Will this have a bad effect on me tomorrow?

So confused.

Please don't judge me for being such a divvy.

x

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    Wheteher or not to take it depends when the next dose is due and it will tell you what you should do if you forget a dose on the patient information leaflet
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      Thanks for your reply Tazchurch. It says if you miss a dose, wait till next one. I think just beacuse I have been having bad side effects and have such a big day I thought I might come crashing as I heard just stopping them was very bad and I was wondering if I should just take half a dose.  I will figure it out. Thanks x
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    Hi Caramax

    YOu're not a plonker!  If it was me and I really couldn't remember I would skip taking it.  You won't have a any side effects tomorrow if you've missed taking it.  Trust me I am forever forgetting to take mine.  Better to to miss a dose than to douible up on a dose.  

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      Thank you louise1974 smile It's so weird just can't remember at all, was a low dose of valium too, my head is all over. 

      I thought cutting in half to10 MG might be better than none or taking a bit too much but I think your probably right just miss it and hope for the best tomorrow and the coming days ( I have a big job on Monday too working wth new people, so worrying about so much about effects a few days later too). Wish I could just hide indoors till the meds kick in and didn't have to worry so much.

      Thanks for your response

      x

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    Hey, I agree better to miss a dose than take double dose. Don't worry I forget everything... Never know what bloody day it is ! X
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      Thanks Chik07  - defo gona do that. You guys are starts for replying so quickly and putting my crazy mind at ease. Big Thank you x
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    All good guys, now that I made a decision to miss a dose, I feel much better. Weird just was panicking for half hour sitting in house by myself. Am sure it will be fine. 

    Hope you al have a good night. Mental health eh! 1 min all over the next ok, just had a panick on but ok now x

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      You'll get there with the meds I promise.  It took a good wee while for me.  I was a freaking mess from February onwards till end of July when I finally decided to take meds.  I was feeling constantly anxious and all the usual symptoms, looking back I have NO idea how I managed to get into work every day and sit there and do my job but I did.  It was about 3 weeks before I started noticing my mood improved and a good 6-8 weeks before the anxiety didn't matter anymore.  I'm still building my confidence up as it really knocks it out of you but so much better now, I feel joy and contentment once more which is fab.  

      If it makes you feel better speaking of losing the plot moments.  I once at work cut my mouth whilst eating my lunch and all of a sudden was convinced that there was glass in my food and spent a good 2 hours in a proper panic that I'd just eaten glass!  Honestly the brain is a really weird tool!

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      Thanks Louise love your replies to this and my previous post really helpful smile So glad you feeling better and your giving me the strength to hang on x
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    Hi caramax,

    I have been on 20mgs for 2 weeks. I totally understand your situation. I too was given a small dose of Diazepam to help with the side effects. Take them if you need them thats what they are there for! I dont think it will do any harm to miss a dose of the Cit. 

    As for splitting the pill, I told my GP that on really important days I have taken half a pill and a diazepam in the morning, and the other half in the evening. I got such a bollo**ing! Apparently the pills are coated so they dissolve further down the gut, rather than in the stomach. If you break the coating they are absorbed in the stomach and give nausia and diarhia. We can only go on what we are told. I am determined to make these last few day pay, and look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel.

     

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      Hi Kenbiko

      Thanks so much for your reply kenbikyo.

      Wow I didn't know about the splitting and coating  - really good to know! 

      Yeah will defo be carrying a big pack of vallies to get me through tomorrow and the next week. Just so happens got all this stuff on just in the week while I'm feeling particularly s*itty. Dr only gave me low dose (2mg) to last me a couple of weeks but have took more than half in less than a week. Will just have to go back if need to.

      Glad your determind to stick it out, I'm sure this time in a few months we will be so pleased we did having hear very encouraging stories on the board. All the best to you and hope you / we get that light at end of tunnel soon smile x

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    I write the days on my packs with a sharpie pen.  That way I know if I've missed one.  The instruction leaflet warns against taking more than the prescribed dose.  Also, if you forget to take it, take it as soon as your remember BUT if it is nearly time for your next dose skip the missed dose.  I think you should wait until the next dose because the elevated mood it engenders lasts for quite a while, if you have been taking it regularly.

    Doesn't solve your dillemma but I hope it helps.

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      Hi Cruella and apologies for such late reply. I decided to just miss the dose and the day went fine with a few vallies. I'm trying to only keep the vallies for emergencies as already I can feel a slight reliance on them.

      Anyway still very up and down at the mo but going to keep at it.

      Thanks again for replying x

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