antidepressants

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Hi all does any one else feel contionus on edge always feeling anxious all day every day .. I have been on my anti depressnt 3 weeks and I'm wondering is it them which is making me feel worse there called citalopram I'm on 30mg any advice would be great thank you

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    Sometimes I think it takes your body a few weeks to adjust to it.  I went on wellbutrin (although it's not strictly for anxiety) I felt over the top anxious for about 4 weeks.  Shortness of breath and all.  It leveled out and I was fine.  So after a couple more weeks, if it hasn't gotten better, maybe get switched to another kind. 
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    Hello, most anti depressants make you feel worse before they make you feel better.  It can take up to 8 weeks for the medication to settle into your body.  It is very difficult to accept this, I find.  Do you think you can give the Citalopram more time?  

    I came off anti depressants, and now anxious again, but scared to go back on after a year without.  I am getting anxious again.  I was on Effexor and it did stop anxiety and depression.  We have to make a difficult choice, to take medication or not.  I hope you feel better soon.

    Let us know how you get on.

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    Thanks you all for ur replys I'm just wondering if it will ever get better with these tabs xx
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      Hi Natalie.  I do hope things do get better.  Please keep us informed.  I don't know whether it is better to be on medication or not.  I don't know whether to try and cope without because I was years on anti depressants.  I want to know if you do feel better on the medication as it will help my decision
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      Natalie I really want to know if you will feel better on the tablets.  It will help with my decision whether to consider going back on anti depressants yet again.  Been managing for a year without.  Do you think they help?  Wish I knew the answer
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    I'm a big believer in giving the medication time to have an effect, the initial therapeutic effects are not instantly noticeable and it takes a few weeks to settle in the system then a similar amount of time before you start to notice the improvements, small at first but then the benefits start to have a snowball effect and you really notice the difference especially when you look back. 

    I'll take anything I'm prescribed to be honest and have no qualms at all if it makes me feel better and keeps me well.

    my long term goal however us to be med free from anxiety which involves more CBT, mindfulness training etc but for now if I've to chug a handful of tabs I've no problem. 

    Equalky totally respect the opposite view. 

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