Hey everybody I've been feeling a little better lately days are still rough after going through a ordeal with my doctor where he wanted to add amitriptyline to my citalopram instead of increasing my dose. I tried the amitriptyline didnt work out well i phoned him and he said double up on your citalopram then see you in a month. So I'm seeing a new doctor in 6 days but I've been hesitant to increase to 20 so sticking with 15 until i see them I've also been taking magnesium supplements because I've read they can help and .25 klonopin in the morning as well as seeing a CBT. Haven't really experienced any note worthy side effects except insomnia to an extent but i found (and please dont judge me too harshly) that if i smoke a little marijuana before i go to sleep i can actually sleep and stay asleep until 7 the next morning. In the mornings im still loosing my mind because of anxiety then i take .25 klonopin lay in bed for an hour and usually search the web for support until my nephew gets out of school then i just play with him for the rest of the day. How long after increasing the dose should i be able to stop the klonopin? When i first started citalopram a year ago i would take 1mg of ativan 2x a day until i went down to 1mg once a day then .5 ect. Since im just raising the dose will it start working sooner? Any advice would help because im loosing my mind lol.
Average therapeutic dose for citalopram is 20mgs daily. It takes a month or so of being on this medication to reach max effects. When you increase you may feel the results sooner. May be a few months before you need to mess with stopping the Klonopin, just depends on what the doctor recommends for you.
Hi, it's good to know you are feeling a bit better. I am of the same opinion of Laurie, 20mg is good therapeutic dose, and i believe you would be fine on this strength and it will probably be even more beneficial. This still isn't classed as a high dose.
I wouldn't worry about stopping the Klonopin right now, just let yourself adjust to the Citalopram, take one step at a time. I'm glad you are engaging in CBT, it can give you valuable skills in learning how to deal with the anxiety and sleep. Keep in touch with your progress?
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