Three weeks in improving but bad anxiety out of blue!!

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Hi,

Been on 10mg citalopram for just over three weeks and after two weeks most of the horrible side effects seemed to leave me . Was feeling like everything was going to get back to normal when out of the blue last night I was hit with waves of anxiety. This has unsettled me , I was wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences of being better then having problems again? Is it a hitch that will resolve, having been feeling ok does it mean the dose is too low or might things settle again? 

Val

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    Hi Valerie, I am on 10mg Citalopram and have waves of anxiety now and then. I don't want to go higher as i would rather not take meds, but at least it takes the edge off the anxiety. I just try to take my mind off it and do some deep breathing. 

    Elizabeth.

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      Hi Elizabeth

      i am same as you didn't really want to go on these but just keep reminding myself how bad I was was feeling before. Have you been on them a long time ? 

      val

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      Hi, I sometimes have a little anxiety in the mornings but it doesn't last and it's not severe, just waves of it but it passes quickly if i breathe deep or take my mind off it. It's nothing like i suuffered before i went on the Citalopram. 

      Elizabeth.

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    It's very early days Valerie and if you have been having good days at week 3 on 10mg then I would say that you are defiantly improving. It's quite common to have a few breakthrough bits of anxiety at the start of treatment. Even people without anxiety have bad days so just put it down to that,a bad day. That doesn't mean you are back to square one or are about to go spiralling...your medication and mind has done a lot of hard work and knows what it needs to do to stop that from happening, trust yourself. You are doing great. Tomorrow is a new day xx
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      Hi Gillian,

      thanks for your reply, it really does helpto hear from others on this forum. People have been so supportive. Thanks again for your encouraging words.

      hope you too are well and coping.

      Val

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    It's normal to feel like that, it happened to me.  I started getting odd days when I felt real good and these increased until I felt well all the time, then suddenly I'd get a really bad day.  It can happen months later, or even years!  It doesn't mean you're ill again, but just accept you're having a blip and it'll pass.

    K x

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      Hi Kate,

      thanks for that, it really helps to hear everyone's experiences with this drug. I've only had that one blip so happy to believe that it will be like you say and only happen now and again.

      thanks again for your input

      Val

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      It's so interesting reading everyone's similar experiences.  Hope this blip passes quickly for you.

      x

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