9 weeks almost

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So I’m wondering if 9 weeks is still too early for 100% improvement? 

I’m definitely having better days but I’m also having days of depersonalization and not feeling in tune with my emotions. Is this common? Should I keep going? Oh also it’s just 10mg 

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    I've been wondering the same thing Jess. I've spent all day crying today. I'm on 9 weeks. Like you I'm having better days but the bad days are bad. I'm on 20mg. Wondering if I should change my meds or not xx

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      I’m so sorry to hear that! sad I keep hearing 12 weeks or longer so I’m unsure! I’m just constantly questioning everything. Tired too 
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    How old are you? 10mg is definitely not much, I believe the normal dosage for an adult is 20mg. For me it took about a 6 or 7 weeks to really start feeling the effect. Usually people starts at 10mg for a week and then up the dosage to 20mg but everyone is different so don't change your dosage before speaking with your doctor please smile

    From a personal experience I definitely felt a "depersonalization" after taking Citalopram and that's also one of the many reasons I've stopped taking this. I had no emotion and didn't feel like myself and I absolutely hated that. My mother also took citalopram and she experienced the same "depersonalization" effect and she also didn't liked that so I'm guessing this is a common effect.

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      I’m 21!! Well for me I had a bad three weeks and got better and now as I hit 8-9 weeks I feel really low again and tired and the no emotion kind of thing it’s scary! But I have to wait a few days to go back so I’m trying to hang in there. Doing things is hard though because it doesn’t feel like me
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      It's possible you might have to up the dosage a bit, talk to your doctor about it would be the best way to go smile 

      I totally understand the no emotion issue, it's why I stopped. I didn't feel like myself. I would do things that I would never do and it got really scary and I didn't liked that. It's like I had to no control over some of my action. I could have probably watch a small kitty die and would have feel absolutely nothing. This was just to much for me so I stopped and now I'm back to normal but I'm anxious again.

      Anyway, I feel like when you start taking theses drugs you need to ask yourself if the side effect are worth it. I don't know you but ask yourself, are the helping you? Are the side effect worth it? Some people I know have been taking these for years and they're perfectly happy with the side effect, it's all a matter of perspective. Some people cannot function properly without those pills, some people can.

      Honestly, I would just call your doctor about it and see what he/she have to say!

      Don't give up, I know the feels.

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      I’m trying to hang on because I have had better days but I still panic and get warm sensations that I can’t control. But I haven’t had it to the point where I feel like I’m doing things I don’t want to be but instead having thoughts about it?? Just feeling spacey and my emotions are weird sad I’m scared to get off the medication though 
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      I just feel like I hit a low again and am unsure if that’s normal. It’s not as bad as last time but just the emotionless feeling feels uncomfortable 
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      I see, trust me, I understand what you're going through. Hang in there, I'm sure it will get better. You said you've been on it for 9 weeks? I'm no doctor but I feel like you should be better by now. Perhaps you need to take a bit more? Also, there's other drugs out there with less side effect you know smile Each drugs affect everyone body differently, in your case it could be that Citalopram isn't for you. Honestly, call your doctor and tell him/her what you feel he might suggest an alternative and again, don't change your dosage without talking to your doctor please!

       

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      It's possible, I mean, my mother had to try 2-3 different one until she found the perfect one for her. Unfortunately I'm no doctor so I don't know which one does what or the different types, that's something you'll definitely need ask your doctor! Again, hand in there, I understand the feeling, I'm sure you'll find something that work for you smile

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