Hi again! I've been on Citalopram for nearly 2 months now. I was perscribed them for GAD/social anxiety (with a bit of a health anxiety thrown in for good measure). The first 4 weeks I was on 10mg then it was upped to 20mg. I didn't really experience any horrible side effects when I first started taking them, bar a constant churning stomach for a few days. My body seemed to adjust to them fairly well which was fairly good news (we've all read the horror stories about side effects). However, I have noticed that since I went up to 20mg my anxiety has increased a LOT more than it was before I even went on meds. At first I thought it may be side effects of the increased dose. But it's been 4 weeks now and I am not convinced it's this (although I could be wrong). I've spoken to my doc who wants me to stay on them for another month before I make any decisions about stopping them, which I will, but I wondered if anyone else had experienced worse anxiety after going on meds (and after the side effects period)? I'm probably just looking for reassurance. Thanks all.
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