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hi , always used the venlafaxine group but as per title , im now on Citalopram .
Basically before Xmas i finally gave in and went to gp about feeling so depressed and anxious, As had an op last yr that was more complex and recovery time was longer and not solved problem, had 7 weeks off work , during that time i had to move house ( love my new place tho ) . I was originally put in Sertraline , with no progress, they added Mirtazipne to help with sleep but i put on weight within a week , and one of my ' things' is worry about weight and weigh daily. So went bk to gp who doubled sertraline and stopped Mirt. After xmas still no improvement so put me ion Venlafaxine , 75mg , got upped a while after to 150mg as split with my partner after 7 yrs then 5 weeks ago to 225mg, Started to feel better however last week i noticed i had alot of bruises all over arms and legs , i had gp anyway the following day , so i mentioned it , he told me to stop immediately - i had over 50 large bruises - i look like i have been physically abused - it was a reaction to the Venlafaxine. Had blood tests too to ensure was nothing else underlying, Thankfully it wasn't.
So That was all on Tuesday as of wed i was told to take 20mg Citalopram and up to 40mg on Fri/ Sat onwards. Which i started Sat on 40mg. In general i feel okish , however out of the blue i get a panic attack and feel so anxious , ive lost 4lb since tues too , I have had a bit of time off work since then because of panic , which i don't want but had no choice as felt awful. Luckily work are great with it all . Especially as up and down all the time , plus withdrawls from Ven dont help x
Just want to know how ppl get on with Citalopram , good , bad ,, ugly lol . ? I also attend CBT Panic workshop to try and help with the anxiety too , But some of the ' homeowrk' i have been set to work on i havent been able to face doing , i dunno if its because its been a rough week or what.
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