Suffer with bad anxiety and mild depression has got worse over last month

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Been on citalopram for 8 years but last few weeks my symptoms seem to have all come back like they started off 8 years ago went to docs today he has increased my dose from 20mg to 30mg but me being so anxious am nervous about taking the other 10mg just want to feel normal again

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    Why don't you try the extra meds just for 4 weeks, Dr wouldnt give you them if they didnt think you would benefit from them. Take each day at a time. Be good to yourself, have lots of ME time. I find creative things like adult colouring help a lot. You will be fine and you will feel normal again.

    Increased dose has been my saviour.

    Hope you feel better soon

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    Hi Lucy,  I agree with Katie, give the 30mg a try for a while, sometime we need a little boost, then we can come back down after a while.  I've been on Cital 20mg for 3 years, and if I had to go up, I would if the doctor said to, knowing I can always slowly go back to the 20's.  Or it could very well be, you have been on so long, you could need a change to a different med now.  But, you have had good luck with Cital so far, your doctor must have faith in them to do the trick on the higher dose for you.  At least give it a try, it can't hurt, your body is already used to them.  Good Luck to you Lucy!!  XO
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      Thanks I think I might give it a go tonight when I take my regular 20mg just don't understand why I've been so good for so long then bam all of a sudden back to square one and the anxiety is terrible which I think is making me depressed
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      Sometimes I think your body gets used to these drugs. Might even be something simple like being a little short in one vitamin, just upsets the balance. The important thing is you are getting help
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      Yes could be I know last week I did miss two doses just totally forgot maybe this could be the reason the way I am feeling
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      Hi again Lucy...I know this is a personal question...and of course you don't have to answer...have you had any alcohol to drink recently?  That can can cause a real mess in us with our Cital.  Sorry, was just thinking of reasons for this.  But, there are so many things it could be.  I hope the bump up will help you!!  Good Luck!
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      Ok, well that's actually really good, as it does not mix well with the Cital.  The alcohol is a depressant, and the meds just can't do their job. 

      You know, you might just need a change after being on it for 8 years.  There is supposed to be a newer version of Cital out that people say is good, and less side effects.  Might want to run that by your doctor, see what they have to say.   I know it's frustrating!!  I'm keeping you in my prayers!  XO

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    I increased a few months ago. After the side effects wore off and I got used to new dose I felt better. Still have occasional moment but usually if something or of ordinary happening and I just tell myself I'm fine and sometimes have a natural spray to help. It always passes.
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    I know how you feel and I hate that feeling. But I strongly suggest you follow the doctors orders. It may take a few weeks to start working, but it's definitely worth a try. I really hope it works for you.
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