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It's a very long story but I have recently been working 2 jobs and probably burnt the candle at both ends. I have a 2 year old boy that I adore and I'm trying to work my second job to enable me to stay at home with him. I started feeling funny about 10 weeks ago and realised I was having panic attacks as I have suffered previously in the past.
I was put on 50mg of sertraline and to say I felt awful would be the biggest understatement! Dizzy, sick, palpitations, tummy upset, suicidal you name it I felt it. After 3 weeks I couldn't take anymore and went to the doctors who said I could swap into citalopram (I've used this in the past and it saved me, with no side effects)
This time was not the same! I weaned off sertraline and started citalopram 3 weeks ago on 20mg. My anxiety is definitely worse than last time and I've had all the same side effects of sertraline and worse! Week 2 was last week and I felt fab, the dizziness passed and I was ready to go back to work after a month signed off. I'm now just past 3 weeks on the tablets and 3 days back at work and I feel like I'm back to square one. Dizziness, horrific headaches, spaced out, foggy and totally exhausted. I've been in bed at 7 every night. I'm paranoid I'm dying of every illness going and I've been back and forth to the doctors almost daily! Please tell me this is normal? I've never had this when taking it before and while I appreciate my situation is harder now as I'm already a stressed out mum I didn't think I would get side effects this bad. And I'm paranoid it's not the tablets and there is actually something really wrong with me. I know the tablets take time but when I've taken them before I've had no side effects and felt better much quicker. I just want to know I'm not alone and I want my life back to enjoy my little boy as this is why I started all this in the first place!
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