Hi. I am 29 and for the last 15 month's I have been suffering from anxiety and panic and depression. It was so bad at first I wanted to be dead. I couldn't think straight i hated life. Never understood why this has happened to me. I can't go new places. I don't wanna go see my mates. Thinking if I drive on my own il go crazy. It's terrible. I have been on 10mg of citalopram for 6 months. Yes it's helped. Not as bad as i was but I still afford things. driving on my own at night. Going new places. Still not been out with friends. I just want my life back. I was so worried about taking meds. But if 10mg has helped me will 20mg? I use to go the hospital every night to have my heart checked and doctors daily. Thinking something was wrong with me. I don't do that anymore. I just wanted to ask you guys because I read alot of people's posts on here and thought why not ask. We're all in this together. Thank you for reading and it would be great for some advice.
Hello! Your 10mg dose seems to have helped you tremendously... but there's room for even more improvement. Since the 10mg is a very low dose and 40mg/daily the maximum there's plenty of room for an increase and no reason to think that 20mg might not work even better.
I think you should tell your doctor exactly what you've said here and ask to go for it. You do have a say in your treatment!
Best regards, Wild Cat
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