When will this start working

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I have been suffering from anxiety/stress/panic attacks for a while now. After talking to my DR we decided to start taking celexa. I took 10mg for about 3 weeks and then bumped up to 20 mg which has only been about 3 weeks so far.. So, the question is when will i start feeling better? Pre meds i would have good days and not so good days. i really dont see any change since being on the meds...Starting to get a bit frustrated. 

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    8to 12 weeks you should notice positive gradual feelings..is a very slow working med..
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    I was over 6 weeks before improvement some take up to 12 hold on.
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    It can take about 6 to 8 weeks to feel good. Hang in there and it will get better.
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    Since it could take longer than expected i should probably stay with 20mg? I am a pretty big guy not sure if size has an effect of the dosage.
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    It’ll take time for things to settle - the celexa is changing your brain chemistry so it needs time to do it. Usually it takes 3-6 weeks for it to kick in so give it a bit more time. 

    In the meantime maybe try to headspace app to help with grounding you?

    Good luck.  I’m sure you’ll be fine!

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    give it time ,the medication needs to work in your system and for it too  work it needs too build up ssri and that takes approx 4/6 weeks
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