As it taken longer than 9 weeks to feel better

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Hi all

Just looking for people experiences with citalapram over a long period. Can it take longer than 9 week to feel any benefit at (20mg).and sould I still have intrusive thoughts after being on this med for 9 weeks ??

Thanks all I'm struggling 🙏🏿

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    Hi Don,

    Me again! until someone else comes along (most probably lying in being the weekend and all) I just wanted to say Yes! and Yes!

    My intrusive thoughts I dealt with by accepting it was not me and telling them (sometimes out loud) to (politely) go away! Do not be afraid or embarrassed to share with someone close to you. My Fiancee had little idea what was happening to me or howe to help, but she came here and learned too.

    I also experienced (haviing a few again now actually) vivid, multiple dreams however, I know the reason why this time and dealing with it. First time around someone here suggested I took Cita at bedtime not during the day and it worked for me.

    Do you have an extra (emergency) duvet downstairs? We still do, just in case I don't feel like getting outta bed, but manage it only to find that is as far as I can get! That helps - NO DAYTIME TV, NEWS or similar sh*te - why would you want to make yerself feel bad when things are bad enough. Nice films, nature documentaries, good music (crank up the favourites) and anything else that gives you a lift. It is worth trying vitimin B6 and D3 as these will help the old serotonin levels with no adverse effects!

    Apart from that (try) have a good weekend, we want a report!



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    Yes Don, I having ir rough too, so desperate to feel well. Starting week 12 on 20mg and some things have settled a bit and others haven't. Just hold on tight, we will get there. Take care. Lee.
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      It's tough be we've got to try and be positive 😀

      Keep in touch and let me know how u get on

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      Hi lee

      I've had a good weekend 😄 So hopefully things are getting better how r u getting on ?

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      Hi Don , great that you had a good weekend. I still feel terribly tired and have no appetite and some symptoms of anxity. Keeping on top of it though but hoping things start looking up soon. Well done. Lee.

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