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    Should this be happening already?

    I went back on citalopram 10mg about 3 weeks ago and for once, it was easy to get used to as Id caught my anxiety just at the tipping point. I settled quickly.

    However, I had a bit of an anxiety attack last night and am feeling very jittery this morning. Is it time to increase already? I normally get a few months (3-5) at least.

    Thanks

    Naomi

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    Re: Should this be happening already?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopefulmi View Post
    I went back on citalopram 10mg about 3 weeks ago and for once, it was easy to get used to as Id caught my anxiety just at the tipping point. I settled quickly.

    However, I had a bit of an anxiety attack last night and am feeling very jittery this morning. Is it time to increase already? I normally get a few months (3-5) at least.
    There are two issues, Naomi. Firstly, 10mg citalopram is a sub therapeutic dose for most. The recommended minimum is 20mg. Staying on sub therapeutic doses for long periods may increase the risk of the med pooping-out.

    The second is it typically takes 4-12 weeks for ADs to kick-in and it tends to take a little longer than it did before the second time around so the citalopram probably isn't working much, if at all at this stage.
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    Re: Should this be happening already?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopefulmi View Post
    I went back on citalopram 10mg about 3 weeks ago and for once, it was easy to get used to as I’d caught my anxiety just at the tipping point. I settled quickly.

    However, I had a bit of an anxiety attack last night and am feeling very jittery this morning. Is it time to increase already? I normally get a few months (3-5) at least.

    Thanks

    Naomi
    Hi Naomi, its still such early days yet, three weeks on citalopram is no time at all. I started 20mg on 13th June then a month later went upto 30mg had some very rough days at first but feel heaps better now but even now still get the odd morning waking up shaking & anxious. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Re: Should this be happening already?

    Thank you both

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