Waking up with anxiety and negative thoughts

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Hi all

I've been on 20mg for 16 weeks and upped to 30mg 3 weeks ago every morning I wake up I have high anxiety and negative thoughts this seems to ward off about 5pm has anyone had this problem and will it get better with time


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    Don I am going through the same thing. I was on 20mg celexa 3 and a half weeks then upped to 30mg 1 week ago. I have also been on 1mg ativan in am and 1mg ativan 5 pm. I am weaning off ativan starring today. I have had very negative and bad thoughts still. I'm thinking bad things are wrong with me medically. I'm thinking bad things will happen to my loved ones. I have anxiety in the morning all the time. The dr said it will get better when I am at the right dosage. And once my body gets used to the celexa more. I truely believe it will get better your morning anxiety and negative thoughts. Hang in there!!!!

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    Hi Don. I'm a little past a month after my dose was uncreased to 30 from 20 mg's. I went through this also. Feeling a bit better everyday. I think you just have to stick with it. I still have some side effects but they are not as severe as when I first went to 30 mg's. And the Doc didnt tell me what I could expect which is why these forums are so important to stay in touch with!!!!!
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    Give it at least 6-8 wks I've read. I'm on wk 6 of an increase and still get waves of anxiety but it's getting better. Usually If I have it in morning it's gone by lunchtime. Also dependent on what I'm doing or how tired I am. Re the negative thoughts I don't really get those but I get worrying thoughts and just have to tell myself I will be ok and carry on. I use a homeopathic spray which also helps with keeping calm.
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