Sunday night and Monday anxiety

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Starting week 7 on 20mg citalopram anxiety back on Sunday nights and Monday in work when will these tablets take this away from me do I need stronger dose or will it just take while longer please help

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    Hi Jane i'm on Cita 10mg week 4 i think you pass that stage i have good days and bad days my anxiety is there all the time and i never stop doing things i use to do only first 3 weeks were very hard.... i am sure you will be ok Dr told me they start works from week 4 and can take upto 8 weeks. 
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      Yeh I'm going into week 7 tomorrow have made dr appt for 3 weeks going to see how it goes it was Sunday and Monday anxiety the reason I started these tablets
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    Hi Jane, I had been on citalopram 20mg for 6 weeks with not much success and my Dr changed me to Mitrazapine 15mg taken at night and I cannot believe how much they have helped me sleep and calm my anxiety. I am always reluctant to change melds because of new side effects, but I'm so glad I trusted the dr on this one.
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      Hi Aileen, sorry to jump in on your thread Jane, I have been on Citolapram for about 3 months and though I am 80% better I am not there yet, just wondering if you feel normal on Mitrazapine or whether you feel spaced out - and did you have any side effects going from one to the other ... thank you x

       

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      Hi Jane, I wouldn't say I have no anxiety, but it is much more manageable. Having a gd nights sleep does help greatly and each day I feel my anxiety is getting less and less, so for me Mirtrazapine has been the answer, but everyone reacts differently. 
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      Hi Dawn, I had been on Citalopram for 6 weeks with not a great improvement in my anxiety levels and the insomnia made it 10 times worse. My GP decided to wean me off Citalopram and start me on Mirtrazapine, I was reluctant to start a new drug and have new side effects to deal with, but I had to trust him and was really surprised how good these meds were, had really no side effects apart from feeling a bit groggy in the morning for the first couple of days. But the benefit of a full nights sleep was worth that. I have now been taking them for a week and feeling I am getting my life back. People talk about weight gain, can't comment on that at this stage, but over the past 6 weeks on Citalopram I had lost 10lbs due to feeling nauseous all the time so it's great to have my appetite back.
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