Anyone have sucidial thoughts prior to cit and them increase after starting it?

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Trying to figure out if this med is making me worse or better.

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    How long have you been on it?  
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    A week
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      It takes a lot longer before you'll see results from this medicine.  I would definitely talk to your doctor about your suicidal thoughts though.  The way someone on here described it for me is that the meds need to build up in your system.  You'll gradually start feeling better but you will have drops in your moods but never as bad as they used to be.  Good luck to you.  Just know, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Things will get better just keep with it.  I've struggled for the past 25 years with depression.  Last year I started this med and I've never been happier.  It feels amazing to feel sane and stable.  My name is Tara.  Let me know if I can help.

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    You should have been told this could happen..but the way you are feeling is unforgivable ..I am increasingly getting angry with doctors ..if you feel this bd go to Ehatever they cal it these days ..ER ..Casualty ..I am so sorry you are having to put up with this without support 
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      My biological father that didn't raise me and I never seen committed suicide 2 weeks ago. Last Friday I started getting depressed and then sat/sun the thoughts started. So it's been exactly a week.  I'm only taking 2.5 of cit because I'm sensitive to med but it said to take 5mg but I was scared. I don't want to up because what if the med is making it worse.
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      I'm glad you have your husband there to support you.  I recommend keeping open communication with him.  Sometimes just saying it out loud can make you realize how bizarre your thoughts are and how it's really not what you want to do to your family who loves you.  

      What happens when you take medicines?  I highly recommend taking the dose you were prescribed or at least talking to your doctor about the dosage.  I'm a little surprised your doctor put you on this medication if you don't have a history of depression.  The med is just known to take a while to get in your system. It sounds to me that you should be on a Xanax or other fast acting med.  I'm not a doctor though but maybe discuss it with your doctor.  

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      Hi Nicole

      I know how you feel, I had an intention to commit suicide before starting Cit. and felt suicidal alot couldn't get it out of my head. This was one of the reasons the Dr prescribed me this med. My suicidal feeling did get worse on and off and got to the point several times but talked myself out of it. Persevere with the meds, I've been on cit for 13 weeks and been on 40mg for the past 4 weeks. I am now beginning to get better days but do drop down quite low when I am having a bad day. Keep talking to your husband as it does help to talk. x 

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      I'd never had thoughts like this before either and yes it is very scary. I still get the thoughts occasionally, but they don't stay in my head for hours or days on end now. Even today sitting by a fast flowing river thoughts came wondering how far I'd get before I drowned. I think about my son and young grandchildren to bring me back to reality.I have been told all the Dr's at my surgery know if I ring in a panic they all know about my previous attempts. Stay strong. x
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      and keep on taking them ..your GP prescribed them ..go back and see him if you are not happy..but I think you will be ok with these tabs short term ...don't be afraid 

      if I've helped you it's made my year ....

      keep safe and ask for help 

      Xanax can be life savers 

      Pat

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      It made me really sleepy but I felt like the thoughts were still there. I woke up this morning feeling the same. I'm going to call dr at 8 because its so scary and I don't want to do something crazy.
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