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Upping dose of citalopram

(9 Posts)
Disabrie22 Wed 27-Jul-16 00:41:33

Anybody had experience of this?

feathermucker Wed 27-Jul-16 06:00:42

I'm on 40mg

EmpressOfTheVaginaDentata Wed 27-Jul-16 06:16:07

I started on 20mg, which didn't work for me, then went up to 40mg and it was far better.

Disabrie22 Wed 27-Jul-16 14:36:54

Did you have any side effects with the leg up?

Disabrie22 Wed 27-Jul-16 14:42:04

How quickly did upping the dose help you to improve?

EmpressOfTheVaginaDentata Wed 27-Jul-16 14:50:00

No side effects that I remember.

It was a couple of years ago now but as far as I remember, a couple of weeks after doubling my dose I started getting fewer suicidal thoughts. I think the upped dose also got me to a state where I could really engage with my CBT, because I was starting to see a point to it.

Disabrie22 Wed 27-Jul-16 22:10:11

Thank you - very helpful

EmpressOfTheVaginaDentata Wed 27-Jul-16 23:11:43

You're welcome.

I was probably on 40mg for about a year before I started coming off.... very very very slowly. I've been off it altogether for a few months now with no problems, & I think getting the dose right probably saved my life.

Good luck.

Disabrie22 Wed 27-Jul-16 23:57:11

Thanks - appt tomorrow - just feel all my physical symptoms are back. Never been offered CBT and even regular counsellor implied meds was my best option. It's hard to know when you need to bite the bullet

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