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Celexa 10Mg To 20Mg Feel Weird

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Hi guys, I recently was upped on my celexa dose from 10 mg at night to 10 mg in the morning and 10 mg at night. I feel like I'm going crazy is the most accurate way to say it I guess. Granted, I am dealing with another health issue right now that is causing me a lot of anxiety and fear, but I feel like celexa at 20 mg is making me feel even worse. More anxiety, weird feelings in my head (pressure/heaviness). I normally don't lean so heavily on my klonopin for relief but today I had to take 3 0.5 mg doses before 1pm due to an unrelenting anxiety attack. Called my dr and he hasn't called back yet. Anyone experience weird head feelings when upping their celexa? Thanks for any advice.

-Jen

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Hi Jen,

I wish I could say something helpful here. But I am on 40 mg Celexa. I was on 60 mg Celexa and was cut down to 40 mg and worried it wouldn't be strong enough. I have had side effects on other ADs but not Celexa. I also suffer panic attacks and use klonopin for those. I had a similar experience to yours when I first started on Zoloft. But didn't experience this on Celexa. I hope you are able to reach your doctor soon. Sometimes I feel that Celexa makes me feel sleepy in the daytime. I am also "battling" a serious health issue. It is awful to be fighting two health problems simultaneously. I hope you will feel better soon!!! Very soon!!!

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Jenplus2: I haven't had any weird head feelings. My pdoc ups my dose at 5 mg at a time. I've been on the generic of Celexa for maybe 10 weeks, slowly upping it from 5 mg to 15 mg, at 5 mg per time.

I seem to feel pretty good when it gets upped. People say they think I'm doing better in the depression area but we're going higher on the dose because there's still anxiety and panic.

Hang in there, Wendynu

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