Should I up my dose?

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Hi, I've been on 20mg cit for a little over 4 months and although I have seen some improvement, I am still struggling every day and seem to be slipping back a bit. I was wondering if an increase in dosage would help or whether I'd be better persevering for a while longer?

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    Hi

    Apart from medication have you received any other help? Are you taking for depression, anxiety or both?

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      Hi Alex,

      I'm taking it for anxiety and do have some better times/days but overall I am still having a tough time. I'm not having any other treatment though I'm also hypothyroid and menopausal so doc says that this is also affecting how I feel.

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    Im on 10 mg and on day 6 and feel pretty rotten b glad when they start to work
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    Vix

    It's very hard to say as the meds affect people differently. I was on 20mg for three months & never settled with the medication , I had a few respites for a few days here & there but in the end realised I was happier without them. Doctor advised possibly increase my dose but I asked if I could try reducing . Been nearly two weeks on 10 mg & feel great , the affect of the reduction was almost instantaneous. As I said I'm not qualified but this was my experience .

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      Tammy

      It will definetly get better, if possible try & take the pressure of yourself for another 10 days just look at it as any other illness , I felt so useless for the first few weeks as I was finding it hard to interact with the kids etc & this made me stress even more , try & be kind to yourself & keep reminding yourself that you will feel much better in a weeks time, good luck & let me know how you get on.

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      Thanx for that realy helps to talk to someone just get panicky and dont know how to get out of it
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      Yeh much better thanks, I was prescribed 20mg cit for unexplained reoccurring low mood swings . My doctor was advised by the local psychiatric department & was not to happy about pescribing the meds without them seeing me first but we went ahead anyway , long story short , my depression became mostly permanent along with lots of other nasty side affects before I cut back to 10mg two weeks ago

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