anxiety making me depressed

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Is There an end to this nightmarI just want to waken up n feel better each day but I just waken up to somethingbelse, I'm still full of anxiety but today ibfeel so fatigued and depressed I just want my life back, this is my 9thday on 20mg citalopram I know it's early days but is it normal to feel worse n depressed at the beginning?  i

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    Hard isn't it sorry glad you try meds hope they work they take time and it is normal to feel worse before they start to work hope they do let me know how you get on I have same read this and was me but without meds so least you trying and getting help and hopefully on the path to sort it out good luck
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    Hi yes there is an end -today i feel  good,about 80% of my normal self + am going to work this pm.10days ago i thought i wld never get well either from the illness or from side effects of pills -i lost a lot of weight as i was not eating So stay with it.
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    There is an end don't give up hope.  Some days are better than others but if you make allowances for the bad you'll appreciate the good.  Find comfort 
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    Hi Dizzydoll, I think most of us on here will say you tend to feel worse at the start as the effects of the meds are not immediate but can take a few weeks before you notice any difference. The difference will be slight but take it as a sign that they are starting to help and that every day that passes is a day closer to getting and feeling better. Accept that you will have bad days in between and that they are not set backs just part and parcel of your recovery. 

    I used to have no qualms in speaking to my GP either on the phone or appointment and just because he said "see you in a month", if I wanted info or reassurance I'd make contact, or search for info on the net, or as you've done on this site. 

    Anxiety and deoression are bed fellows so it's normal, Nick is also right.

    It is hard Dizzydoll but hang on to the fact that you will get better. 

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    Hi dizzy doll, just thought I would let you know how I am feeling on day 14 of CIT. Last posted on day 9. Thought I was not going to improve, however slept better last night , woke up this morning and anxiety was less than other mornings, went grocery shopping ( not to good) . Then by mid morning I felt different a lot calmer. Still had a few anxious thoughts but they passed quickly. I know tomorrow I may feel different, but fingers crossed I hope this is me turning a corner. Just remember it will get better( did not think I would be able to say that) I think from day 12 I have felt slightly better and today I actually took the dog for a walk without being forced to, felt good. I will let you know how I go. X
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