2nd time on citalopram updates

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I just wanted to start a discussion on my personal experience on citalopram.  This is my second time taking it.  I was on it about a year and a half ago.  I started with Lexopro but that made my anxiety 100 times worse.  Switched to Celexa.  Seemed to get better.  I started with 20mgs of citalopram at first.  Then adjusted to 30mgs.  It took a month or two to feel like my normal self.  I was super tired and very anxious while I started it, I had to take xanax to cope with it.  After a while, I felt better so much so I got off of it.  Big mistake.  

        Im on round 2 now.  I started taking Buspar a month ago, seemed work the anxiety with less side effects.  But left me depressed.  I am finishing up my first week of 10mgs of Celexa with 7.5 3x a day of buspar.  I am still very anxious, but xanax does help. I am not in dire straights like the first time I was on it.  I know there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I just have to say I am getting better day by day.  

    I would like to hear anyone elses story and will update mine.

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    hello, i had a similar experience with lexapro (escitalopram);   although i was told it was a newer form of citalopram, my anxiety especially in the morning was intense and the vivid dreaming i got was way too over the top also.  i found it hard to get on the right dose with escitalopram.. it only comes in 10mg and 20mg.  10mg was not enough to be effective for me, and 20mg was too strong (anxiety and vivid dreams).   citalopram seems better to me.  easier to find the right dose, more range to work with.    anyway currently on 20mg citalopram, early days for me, but well worth sticking out.  so keep going, you'll ge there.  could take weeks, could take months, but dont worry about that, the important thing is you will get your life, and 'you', back.

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    I've taken Citalopram twice.  First time is took about 6 months for me to recover and the second time it took longer and I had a different experience.  Second time I only had 1 evening of dreadful anxiety and it made me get out of bed and pace around the house, and other than that I had many months of being completely flat .... just felt a nothingness inside of me.  No feelings, nothing.  It eventually wore off and I recovered again.

     

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      I'm going between blah, very blah, to anxious mornings. I'm hoping the blah or nothingness feeling goes away again. I was laying down the other day heard my neighbors having a good time and I felt jealous I want to feel like that again.

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      Yes I remember feeling something like that too.  The flatness, anxiety, wretchedness etc will come and go each day for now.  Its still early days.

      You will feel like your neighbours again.  You're not well at the moment so take things easy ..... eat well, exercise a little, socialise a little (if you're up to it), sleep (if you can), take the meds, chat on here and add a sprinkling of patience and perseverance wink and in time it'll all smooth out again.

      K xx

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    Hi Brian you sound as if you've had a time of it. Anxiety is horrible and leaves you feeling tired, irritable, loosing your mind and confidence. I've just increased my dose to 40mg citalopram 3 weeks ago and back on track apart from having alcohol on sat and have not felt great since. Have to stay off alcohol for a bit until tablets get into my system. Hope you continue to feel better each day 😃

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    Hello Everyone,

          I am rapping up my second week of citolapram.  I do feel a bit better, my wife says she does see a difference, small incremental difference but a difference none the less.  My appettite has gotten better and I feel better in the afternoon, than I do in the morning.  That could be timing of my my meds as well, I take the citalopram around 5-6 in the evening.  I was thinking about upping my dosage to 15mg a day.  Because last year 30 was the final dose I was on the last time around.  But I want to slowyly build up to that.  My Doctor also wants to increase Buspar to 10mg 3x a day.  But still means I am taking meds 4x a day.   Constant thought of taking meds, ugh.  

    Does anyone feel a difference when they increased their dosage?

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    Hello All,

         I just want to update what is going on.  I have increased my dosage from 10 mg to 15mg over the weekend, I am on day 6 of 15mg.  I felt a little regression, but not much.  Anxious in the morning where I need a xanax or two.  I have also talked to my dr. and he took me off of my 7.5mg of buspar 3x a day, so I am just on 15 mg of celexa.  My mornings are a little rough.  I wake up early, pee a lot and sort of hungry, but tired and anxious.  As the day goes on I do feel I get a little better.  I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  My ultimate goal is to increase to 20 then possibly 30 by mid July. 30 is where I felt i was ok and fell into the trap that I got off of the Celexa. 

    My appetitie is still not all there and still lost about 15 pounds.  But still plugging away at the gym, just picking things up and putting them down.  I hope this helps anyone that is following.  Hit me up if anyone has any questions or want to update their story. 

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    Hi all

    I am on week 3 of 20mg of Cit, was on 10 for a year after dropping down from 20 , I was doing fine until I started a new job , bang ! Anxiety came flooding back , mornings are terrible, just about over the harsh side effects now which is great but wanted to ask when the morning horror will shift ? Want to sleep at night to be away from it all but fall asleep worried what the morning will be like !

    Taking Beta blockers morning and night to help.

    Just want to feel like me again !

    Thanks

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