I started on 20mg of citalopram 6 weeks ago. By the end of week 1 I noticed an improvement in my appetite and energy levels. Weeks 2 and 3 were utter hell. Increased anxiety and depression. Week 4 was better. I had a couple of good days and a couple of OK days. I could actually see a future for myself.
Things slipped again in week 5, but not back to how bad they were in weeks 2 and 3.
My doctor was encouraged that I'd had a decent week and suggested that things may have plateaued, so increased the dose to 30mg 5 days ago.
Anyway, the last couple of days have been hell again. Really bad thoughts, anxiety and depression etc. So my question is, is this normal? Is it normal for things to get worse again after a dose increase? If so, how long can I expect it to last? Many thanks.