5 weeks on Citalopram and still in tears..

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Hi guys,

I have just passed using citalopram for 5 weeks, and I am still intears of the slightest little thing. I'm on 20mg a day, and 3 weeks off my next appointment with my GP... Iknow they say it might take 6 weeks to work properly, but I doubt too much will change this week..... Any advice or experiences to share with me???

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    Hi Liz

    So sorry to hear that citalopram doesn't seem to be working for you so far.

    Could you not go back to see your doctor and ask if perhaps he could increase the dose? Or change your medication?

    Have a read at the threads here, there are plenty of personal experiences posted by people who have had or are taking citalopram - myself included.

    Good luck & stay strong

    Melbi xxx

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    hi there liz. i too was on 20mgs..nothing happened..anyway after about 6wks was on 40..now have been on them for about 10wks or so..guess feeling less anxious..certainly not feeling worse. so could your gp recommend 40mg's??

    its worth asking liz.

    keep in there..be positive...and patient hunny.

    take care lv alyxxxx

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    Thanks guys, I am trying to stay positive, guess Ijust expected to see a difference after 5 weeks, or at least feel a bit better? Instead I am fighting with my other half (he can't stand AD's and think I shouldn't be on them) stressing at work, not sleeping very well and still in constant tears, yes I have had a few better days, but I got many more bad days for each good day... I saw my GP after 3.5 weeks had passed and I got another prescription for 4 more weeks, and she told me they should soon be kicking in, but I am finding it hard to function when I spend most of my days either biting people's heads off or in tears, and I have already had 2 weeks off work as she signed me off at the beginning of my treatment...
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    #Oh Liz :?

    That is what happened to me lol signed off for 2 weeks 8 weeks later and I;ve only just been given the all cear to go back next Thursday (this depending on how I am this week. If things start to slide again I have to go back for yet another note :roll:

    Daughters have come up with a plan for me :shock:

    They will keep any housework for me to do to a minimum, after lunch eldest daughter will escort me on a walk then on returning home I have a lie down and rest. Any phones calls will be received by them and asked who is calling and why they are calling!!!

    Let's see how long that lasts lol

    You don't have to wait for your next appointment, just ring and ask for one,

    Melbi xx

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    Thanks guys,

    I seem to be coping OK with everyday stuff now, but everything out of the ordinary and I succom to be a flood of tears still... Think I might need to take your advice and call my doctor up before my next appointment, just feel like such a failure, and OH hates my pills and tells me so on a daily basis..... apparently he can \"fix\" me.... sigh...

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    Hi Liz

    First up, You're not, repeat not a failure. You have a pernicious illness that saps your confidence and undermines every fibre of your being. Be kind to yourself. If you had a broken leg would you feel you had somehow failed?

    I hadn't cried in over thirty years until January. Now I'm often quite emotional but I feel that everything I believed about the person I was has just been turned upside down by this.

    But I believe I will get better and god wlling, we all will.

    Do go and see your doctor and explain how you are feeling. Ask what else can be done, explore alternatives if necessary. Remember that he/she is there to help you so don't leave until you are content with what you have discussed.

    Best regards

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    was given citalopram and zopiclone to help me after the breakup of my 6 year relationship. asked the doctor i wanted sleepers and was given these citalopram to deal with my depression. took a 2 week course of them and to be honest made me worse and have finally decided to scrap it all together and from that point have felt a lot better, my mood isnt changing as often, ive got my drive back, and generally feel alot better. my personal advice would be to man up and get on with life, i spent my days in bed crying to myself untill on eday realised it wasnt getting me anywhere. ive been off the meds for around a month now and although i still have shitty days i am starting to come to terms with my problems and addressing them and in general feeling a lot more positive. hope this helps mny out there who are unsure on what to do.
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