Anxiety help! Propanolol and citalopram anyone?

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Hi everyone.

Was just in need of some hand holding really! 17 months ago I gave birth to twin girls. I suffered from postnatal depression which I was so scared of talking about I let it build up. I let myself go so far that i'm struggling to get myself back again. I am a great mum but have lost 'me'

6 weeks ago I finally plucked up the courage to speak to my GP who prescribed me propanolol and citalopram 10mg. I went back today for me recall feeling slightly better thinking she too would see I was on the mend but she has upped the citalopram to 30mg and changed the propanolol to the slow release 80mg. I don't feel as crippled as I have in previous weeks but do still get some bad bad days. Is anyone on these tablets and do you feel any better for it?

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  • Posted

    You are doing amazing having babies and postnatal depression is not easy x
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    We are all different, generally on occasions your GP will increase the dose if you are doing well, follow your GPs advice and be responsive to any changes she may make.

    Try and not dwell on the medications now and look forward to the time you will be able to control your fears

    BOB

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      Thank you for your reply. I shall not dwell on meds was just hoping for some replies off people who had perhaps taken them and had felt better for it. I also am hoping that I am getting better myself with the help of the meds but they won't be something I depend on for the rest of my days.

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      As long as you are in a good place that is all that matters. I guess I just need to stop trying to analyze everything. I feel the meds will be something that will help but I don't understand how I got here. A strong confident girl to someone who feels great because I could leave the house. Someone fighting battles in my head and feeling everything and nothing and feeling crippled. Tired but can't sleep. I don't know how I got here and I can't speak to any friends and my OH says that depression and anxiety is just basically "down days" or "feeling sad" and brushes it off like no big deal.

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      Rebecca

      Many people you know may not understand you health problem until they or someone close suffers something much the same.

      A large proportion of people in this age do suffer some form of mental health problems in their lives.

      Please do not worry, you will suprise yourself in the not to distant future

      BOB

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    I was prescribed propranolol for anxiety I only took it for a few days as I get anxious about taking tablets lol! Go back and speak to your doctor with your concerns.
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