I started celexa at 5 mg on October 2 and now have gone up to 10 mg on November 4. I've had the normal side effects like nausea and increased anxiety/OCD. I think this is the right medicine for me. I just want to know when would be the best time to increase to 20 mg, that is if my psychiatrist lets me, which she most likely will. I personally want to be on a higher dosage as soon as possible. I see her again on the first of December. I plan on going to 40 mg after I am on 20 for some time. I just wonder how big a leap is 20 to 40 mg. I've been diagnosed with severe general anxiety as well as social anxiety. I also have OCD. I take a .5 mg Xanax with 1 mg rispersal when I wake up and at night when I go to sleep. Also I take my celexa in the morning too. I also take 5 mg saphris with the Xanax and rispersal before I go to bed. If anyone has insight or answers that would be great.
Andrew49571; Seems like when you see the doctor would be a good time to go to the 20mg which is the normal daily dose and wait the full month before you increase it with the doctors okay, Just remember each time you increase it the side effects can come back for awhile. Then you and the doctor decide if you really need to take anymore than 20mg most people do just fine on the recommended dose of 20mg daily and more so with the other medications you are taking but if you do end up going up to 40mg it would be best for you to go up 10mg at a time see what your doctor thinks. You want to take your time going on this medication and also the same if you have to drop down. Glad you are feeling better that is over half the battle.also IF YOU do well on the 20mg you may want to stay there so you have room to increase it later if it becomes necessary.
- Celexa Information for Consumers
- Celexa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Celexa (detailed)
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