5 weeks on citalopram

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Hi lovelies,

I am on week 5 10mg...have a very little side effects soo far and am feeling better than i was.

Although last night and this morning i have been feeling very jittery...and horrible under lying anxiety. ..i feel like i dont want to sit still.

Will this pass?? Im worried im having a bad reaction to them after all this time 😕x x

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    Hey Lady,

    My appointment with my psychologist is next Tuesday, I'm so glad, cause I really dont think this crap is for me, so if by then I still feel a wreck, I'm going to get his opinion n most likely start something new. I've pretty much had it. That gives me all but a week yet to keep thinking this might work. Tmrw will be 4 weeks on it, n in my personal heart felt opinion, that should b enough time to be feeling well, but just my thots. N I think u should b too. Maybe an option for you is to increase first n then see if that helps you, IDK. I just really think we should b happily getting on n not constantly on here looking for someone else who is in our shoes or getting false hope, or excuses to keep riding this out, it just seems way too long to be waiting. It might not be the right pill for us to swallow. IDK, but I'm sick of it. Have you ever been on any other AD's?

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      Hello hon,

      I have actually been feeling okay...its just the mornings anxiety that is still getting me but once im up n about i generally start feeling better.

      I dont believe 4 or 5 weeks is enough time to be feeling on top of the world, but i dont think we should be starting to see.more positive that crap. I have been on citalopram before and i know it too a good while to feel amazing again i mean 2 to 3 months but all the while i was feeling a little bit better with each passing week.

      Please dont give up after 4 weeks...thats no time at all x x x

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    Hiya, I felt yuk at the weekend then got my period, today I've felt good again! I think hormones unfortunately play their part in this too! Im sure you'll feel better in a few weeks, it's just such a loooong process! Xxx
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      Thanks Marf...im not long finished so not sure i can blame that. I just dont enjoy the jittey feeling...its not the nicest...now looking forward to week 8 and 9 when i think we start seeing the real improvements 😊

      My anxiety has been pretty crap this morning...but im sitting at the cinemas waiting to see the new starwars...ah the joys of living in a house full of boys 😂😂

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      It's horrid, it's like you're vibrating inside but not outside - bizarre 😬 

      enjoy Star Wars, my boys are old enough to go on their own ha ha xx luckily the daughter's not interested xxx hopefully a few more weeks and we should be sorted xxx

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      Yes Marf...thats exactly what it feels like!!!

      Well im happy to report that Starwars was really good and i very much enjoyed it 😀😀😀😀

      Cant wait til we are all feeling likebtye old us again 😊

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      Hi yommy mommy!

      I'm jealous of you seeing Star Wars as it's gotten such Rave reviews! I need to book to go an see it asap!

      I have been on citalopram multiple times, and every time I go back on it the fear of not getting better grips me , and I spend the whole time asking my wife and mother and brother 'will I be alright?, I'm going o get better aren't i?' To which they having been through the questions about 3 times in the past always say yes, give it time!

      And the thing is, every time I return to these pills, they out me on an even keel again, however it's the impatient side of us that wishes for instant gratification from the pills, and unfortunately that's just not how they work! Since going on them 11 days ago, I have noticed small steps towards improvement, e.g. Periods during the day when I don't worry, periods in the day when I feel happy and laugh, and times when I wake up and don't feel anxious! The things oth these pills is that to us the results don't feel tangible because they are slow, however from the outside the ones that love us can really spot changes in positivity etc! And there will come a time when after x months on the tablets you get to 6 at night and think..... Wait a minute no anxiety???

      We all reach that stage, however it just takes time! Focus on the small things you do better from day to day, yesterday my anxiety was worse, however upon returning home from my mothers ( where I seek refuge) I had no anxiety ( compared to previous days where the thought of being on my own in my house was panicky! That's a small step, and pushes the mind into positivity!

      Be reassured that we ALL return to who we are, it's just a matter of time!

      H

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      Hi Howard,

      Thank you so much for the reply...this is also my second time on tge meds and i am seri7 considering staying on for life...relapse is such a sacry thought...😕

      Anyway...when i woke this morning i was feeling so aweful i was just desparate for some good reviews. I guess when in the grips of anxiety its hard to be rational.

      I am glad to report i am feeling slighty better tonight...as i always do...i loolimg forward to going to bed as i have felt extremely tired today.

      On the up side Starwars was awesome 😀😀

      Thanks again howard!!! Speedy recovery to you!

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      I feel exactly the same as you! I will be on these for the long term now! This time around was caused because I decided I felt brilliant 3 months ago and would go cold turkey from the pills! Unfortunately I got heavily stung for it and all the anxieties and ocd thoughts came back! However I need to trust that these will again receed into the dark recesses of the brain when I'm better!!

      Glad you are having a good evening and I hope you are back on your feet soon!

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      Yes, I would say most people with an anxiety and panic issue will experience intrusive thoughts! Nature of the beast! Mine are awful however I know they are not true so I have to try and ignore them

      3 months ago I felt great and had minimal thoughts! Aim is to get back there!

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      Mine are pretty aweful too...to the extent they can put me on my ass...not nice...but i am learning to come to terms with them just being thoughts...nothing more nothing less.

      We will be well again 😊

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      Exactly, and can you correlate your intrusive thoughts with periods of intense anxiety?

      I can, they affect me when I'm low, and that gives me hope that they I'll receed when I get better!

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      I relate to the house full of boys. Just done two weeks and hanging on by my fingernails. Hope the movie was great. Next on my to do list with the boys. Hope the fatigue goes away soon rolleyes and i would love a huge steak, but no appetite yet. hope it's back for Christmas...I do love gammon. x
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    Hi Hun,

    This is how I felt on them but from day 1 it wore of for me after 4 weeks but every now an again I'd have a bad day. You might have just been having a bad day I'm not on them though anymore didn't like what they did to me

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