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increase citalopram?

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mouse26 Sun 23-Feb-14 18:56:41

Hi, I started on 10Mg of citalopram 5 Weeks ago after my gp diagnosed depression. She then increased it to 20Mg a week later. About 3 Weeks in I felt just like my old self, I hadn't realised just how long I had been gradually becoming more depressed sad i've had 2 Weeks of feeling amazing and my gp was really happy with my progress so prescribed 2 more months at 20mg before I need to go back to see her.

Except the last couple of days i've felt like i'm sinking again. I don't know whether its just a little blip, maybe its normal to have the odd few days that aren't so good?, but i'm terrified that i'm going to be back to square one again. I can't bear the thought of being like that again so i'm wondering whether it would be alright to just take 30mg until I can get another appointment with my doctor? Has anybody here done that?

Milkmachinemadness Sun 23-Feb-14 19:03:17

I upped mine to 20mg myself from 10 when I felt I was sinking back down again , but I wouldn't advise you do , just saying I did

Milkmachinemadness Sun 23-Feb-14 19:03:27

Oh and with no problems x

mouse26 Sun 23-Feb-14 19:12:02

Thanks milk, I don't really want to have to do it, but I'd rather that than go back to how I was. I'm going to give it another day or two, hopefully its just a blip.

LastingLight Sun 23-Feb-14 19:27:37

Can you call/email your doctor? Upping meds without medical input is not a good idea.

mouse26 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:27:01

Hi lasting, hope your ok?

she only works thurs and Fri, i'm going to try to wait till then before I do anything. If i'm no better by then I shall try to get in to see her and see what she says. If it gets worse I may have to try and see another doctor sad

teawomen Sun 23-Feb-14 21:40:38

Hi is it around your period time? Only asking because for me that week is hell

mouse26 Sun 23-Feb-14 22:07:20

It might be that tea confused my periods have been all over the place for the last 5 years so i'm not entirely sure envy

LastingLight Mon 24-Feb-14 08:14:18

I'm ok thanks, just lost it with dd this morning when she whined about putting roll-on on. She says she will rather stink and true friends won't mind...

I see that the dosage for Citalopram can go up to 40mg, so maybe your doc will up the dose.

mouse26 Mon 24-Feb-14 08:19:30

lasting sad i'm still arguing with the kids on a daily basis too if it makes you feel any better xx

mouse26 Tue 25-Feb-14 20:48:28

Spoke to a doctor today and she agreed that I could take 30mg if I felt I needed to. Good job really because I already took 30Mg today before I could speak to her blush

LastingLight Wed 26-Feb-14 06:24:51

Don't worry, my psychiatrist told me that many people adjust their own meds. I've done it too! Hopefully the 30mg will make a positive difference for you.

Milkmachinemadness Wed 26-Feb-14 08:15:21

How long after a refered does it take to get on the MH team ?

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