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Thought I'd update my progress, might be of benefit to any newbies just starting taking Citalopram.
I have been taking it for just over 6 weeks for anxiety/panic/depression, 10mg for 1 week then 20mg for the rest of the time. In the past I have taken Seroxat a few times for varying lenghts of times, this is a well documented drug for the hardness coming off it so my GP won't prescribe it anymore. The benefits I found with that drug was that after 3 weeks of hell it instantly worked, no build up. This time around on Cit I've found things frustratingly slow, it's been quite a shock for me to find that I'm still not "normal".
On a more positive note my anxiety and panic cannot even be compared to what it was before I started taking this. After around 3 weeks I found my mood was considerably better and the anxiety started to die down. Last week (week 5) in particular I found that at work I really noticed a difference. I really struggle sitting still with anxiety and restlessness which I am sure alot of you will also experience. I still have bad days but even these aren't as bad as they were before. I was having to walk endless miles to try and calm myself down, now I find I can get on with what I'm doing despite the anxiety. Also a big change is that I can make plans for the weekend etc, see friends. Before I wouldn't have for fear I would have to cancel because of how I was feeling.
For any ladies out there I have found this week because I have PMT particularly hard, my mood is low (it doesn't cure everything!) so hence my anxiety is slightly raised but I'm managing. I have an ongoing issue with insomnia which I'm hoping will calm down shortly and I know as the weeks go on I should hopefully improve more and more.
So any of you just starting out it can be frightening to start with but it does get better and improve so HANG IN THERE!!!!
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