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After 5 month on cita....(with last 2 month on 40m) still feeling depressed, indifferent and demotivated, although the horrible anxiety and suicidal thoughts improved. Please could anyone advise me if i am gonna stay like this or i will get better? Should i change the med?

I am not enjoying life as I did before. Every day is like an struggle for me. When i am at work i almost forget about it but tge moment i enter home all disappointments are back plus feeling sooooo down. I need your help and advice.

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    sorry to hear ur straggler

    that so sad

    in thies time I think u need a Dizepam to help ur anxiety calm down

    and don't count ur progresse from first Doz

    I mean count ur days from first time ur ancriease the doce to 40 mg

    maybe becz that u still feeling the sied effect

    and I don't know maybe 40 is too much ?!

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    Hi Ferim

    Sorry to hear you're still struggling.  It's often trial and error deciding what dose, what meds, when, if.......

    Some people increase to 40mg when they could have recovered on 20mg if waited a bit longer.  A lot of people do recover on 40mg and of course some struggle on that dose as it's the maximum dose you can take.

    It could be of course 40mg is for you and you have to wait even longer.  Some people recover after a few months and some much longer.  I recovered at about 6 months, but between 4 months - 6 months it was much easier for me.  My son was on Fluoxetine, another SSRI, and it took him 9 months to recover.

    It seems you're feeling ok then when at work?  Is there anything at home that makes you feel like this?  It could of course just be habit and your body associates home the those feelings.  Can you do something in the evening that'll take you out the house for a while - a class of something?  Something that'll make you look forward to the evening.  Not an answer, but a start in changing home surroundings that'll feed your mood.

    If it were me I'd stay on the medication as you've come a long way, I'd look at the dose and see if it's causing the feelings, and lastly get myself out a few nights a week to something I'd get excited about each week.  I'm only thinking along those lines because it's something I did - I joined a dance class which I began to get excited about each week, which eventually took over my life and now I'm a dance teacher!!  I used to lose myself in class, never thinking of my illness, began planning, designing, studying more ........ Being fitter is now an added bonus :-)  

    Being with people helped me a lot, and it seems maybe when you're with people or engrossed in work it helps you forget?

    K xx

     

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      Thanks for your comments Kate. My home and family are really nice. There is nothing at home to bother me but loneliness. My husband works at nights. He leaves home at 5 pm and returns home 7 am. My children are doing A level and have their own stuff to do. I have no motivation to go out or do anything..i am fed up with living like this. Have no reletaive or friend. Am i going to feel good again?
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      Hi ferim

      I've been on cit just under 6 months only had a few good days about 8 weeks ago Doc upped my dose to 30mg and I felt more deppressed so 5 days ago doc told me to go down to 20mg then switch meds today to escitalapram but I've noticed since I gone back to 20mg I'm feeling a bit better so I'm going to stick with this 20mg for a bit longer and see how things go 😃

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      Hi don. I'm happy u feeling better. Is it possible that lower dose work better than higher?

      I am so scared of switching meds.

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      Hi ferim

      Everyone's different some get better on a low dose and some need more its trail and error

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      Hi Ferim

      That must be tough for him to do nights.  Motivation is really hard to find when you're feeling like this, but I remember when my son was ill his doctor said he should step outside his comfort zone a little in order to make change.  He took up music - something he wanted to do but finds socialising quite difficult.  He joined 2 music groups which he found incredibly hard to do ...... 18 months later he's still playing, enjoying it so much and has increased in confidence so much.

      It's hard to do, but if you aren't happy in the evenings, you have to make small changes.  To be motivated, you have to make motivation.  When I went to my dance classes in the beginning, there were times when I turned round and went home because I just couldn't be bothered, but after a while I began to look forward to it, made friends ...... and 15 years later I still have those friends who dance with me still.

      You will feel good again - this medication and maybe some small changes to begin with.

      K x

       

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