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I was on 5 mg for 5 weeks then increased to 10. I have been on 10 for 12 weeks. I still have anxious days, still feel exhausted on some days and sometimes feel spacey. Is this normal, should i have leveled out by now? My doctor wants to switch me to something else but i don't want to go through withdrawals or the start effects of another med. please give me some advice.

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    Hi Michele.the reason you feel that they are not working is because you keep changing the dosage and every time you change dosage you will get side effects ,so just keep on 1 dosage for 10/12 weeks and also remember that the dosage you are on as 10 mgs it is a small dosage and my suggestion is to go onto 20 mgs for 12/14 weeks and i am sure that this will help you.

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    i wouldnt go up or change! i reduced nearly 10 months ago and im still not stable, these are powerful drugs and 10mg can work for anxiety! trust me dont mess with dosage, so many on here end up on a higher dose than is needed xx

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    i recover on 10milligrams.so stay the course.

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      I'm still tapering to 10mg from 20. First went yo 15, now at 12.5. Will go to 10 in vouple more weeks. I'm feeling much better even with the reductions. Hopefully recover at 10.

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      8full months.but after trying 5different antid.i had to preservere .had no choice but so happy i stay on celexa .first started with 20milligrams my nervous system couldnt take the side effects went straight to ten from being on 20 for ten days and what a releif that was.

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    hi michelle, same advice really, bit you do need to give this medication a chance. i had every side effect going when i first started these. but they do settle and you should stabilise soon. good luck x

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