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I found this website yesterday while siting in A&E 2hours after taking 20mg of Cit.
My Doctor prescribed it for anxiety, stress and the onset of depression, I told her I didn't really want to take meds as I felt it would make me more anxious and a few years ago I was prescribed anti depressants and they made me feel worse (I took them for 4 months). So she said I should try Citalopram, that they are very weak and the side affects as most could be an unset tummy and dizziness, so I agreed as I'm really sick to death of feeling like this and I want desperately to feel normal. So I took the 20mg pill and about an hour later I felt kinda stoned which did worry me as these were not the side effects I expected, then another 30mins later the real side effects kicked in and oh my god!! I was shaking uncontrollably, dizzy, anxious, heart pounding, sweating, hot and just not with it, I'm guessing some of these side effects where also my anxiety going through the roof as I thought I was dying lol, I wasn't expecting this as my doctor said "upset tummy and some dizziness".
So while waiting for the doctor to see me at hospital I started Google Cit, and now I know these are pretty normal side effects for some of us, the A&E Doc explained everything that my GP should have done, and that help to calm me down.
My question is how long did you all stay on 10mg before you went up to 20mg?
I'm thinking a month but wasn't sure if I should just do 10 day of 10mg and then go to 20mg? I just dont want the side effects to be so insanely intense, it was such a horrible experience and my son was with my, luckily I have had years of experience of coping with anxiety and feeling like im about to die or im going crazy or both lol so I didnt completely throw myself on the floor and curl up into a ball which is what I wanted to do.
Any advice would be much appreciated :-) this is now only day 2 of Cit and I took my 10mg of cit 2 and a half hours ago and I'm feeling okay, which is surprising as 20mg just sent me over the edge.
Thanks for the help
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