Upping to 40mg

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Hi All,

I've been on 20mg since Jan 2010 and have now been doubled to 40mg, anyone know how long it takes before getting used to the higher dose? Took 2 for the first time this morning and feeling a bit unusual but hoping it won't be for too long.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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    Have you been on 20mg for 18 months without any benefit? You don't say! And why are you increasing to 40mg? Is that your GP's advice? I guess that getting used to 40mg is no different to geting used to 20mg - there will be a period when you experience some strange symtoms but these ought to wear off after a few weeks. Take care of yourself.
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    Hi John,

    I've been on the 20mg since Jan 2010 with a lot of benefits but also a few problems, I lost my Mother in October last year and then in March this year after a difficult period decided to go bankrupt and so I guess a combination of these two things plus the onset of the menopause hasn't helped. I went back to my GP in August as I was feeling pretty rough and he put me on HRT and after 6 weeks I felt even more depressed as I was having a lot of headaches and so after seeing another GP who immediately took me off HRT and upped the Cit to 40mg, I can say after taking them for just over a week now I am gradually beginning to feel a little better, I am sleeping well and looking forward to a coach trip next week with my husband which we have managed to save for even though we are bankrupt.

    Thanks for your support and I hope I've managed to fill in some gaps for you.

    Take care


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    Hi Jane,

    I started off at 20mg 3 months ago, then after 6 weeks my GP decided to up the dosage to 40mg, for the 1st week i felt awful and experienced alot of downfalls but now im glad i hung in there, after 3 weeks on the 40mg i felt so much better, with the 40mg and counselling, i feel now im taking the right path to recovery. Hope everything works out well for you smile


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    Hi Jane

     my dose has been upped from 30 to 40 and today is day 5 on the higher dose.  Not feeling too good at the moment - anxiety has increased but am hoping this is temporary - not sure how long it takes until I notice a difference with the higher dose.

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