Week 3 of citalopram need help please!

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HI I am on my approaching my 3rd week of 10mg of citalopram and had a few questions and need some reassurance. So the first week I took it I felt terrible and anxious all day then the second week I felt very good almost a night and day difference with the exception of some minor anxiety in the morning. So now approaching week 3 I thought I was all good until yesterday I had a a pretty bad anxiety/panic attack then as the day went on I was me again. Until waking up this morning and feeling anxious all over. Do I need to give these more time to do their job? I thought I was in the clear by week 2 but now it kinda feels like I'm backtracking. Please help!

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    Oh Scott, i had the same experience when starting out on 10mg. I thought it would all be ok in two weeks. As it turned out it took a month before I felt any benifit and few side effects. Unfortunatly we just can not hurry this process. I have just increased to 20mg and am feeling much the same as you do. 
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      I'm just glad to head that I am not alone in this. I try to explain this to so many people that don't understand because they have not dealt with this. It is very reassuring knowing that what I am experiencing is normal . Thank you so much
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    Hi Scott

    It was about six weeks before I felt a lot better it was very up and down , don't worry you will get there.

    Be lucky Ray

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    Hi Scott for me it took about 6 weeks to start to work properly, but is really great now. I found I needed some counselling alongside the drugs, which helped a lot. Hope you will soon feel the benefit and be back to yourself again. :-)
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      Thanks sylvia I can't wait to be back to me again. When I am feeling good I I feel like I can take on anything but as soon as the anxiety comes on I feel like I can't do anything. This whole thing has been such a different experience for me. I just don't understand where all this came from. But I know I'm not alone it seems so many people are going through this with me .
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