Being sick after taking meds

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Hi I've just been sick, exactly one hour after taking my 10mg of citalopram. Will this stop it from working? What do I do? X

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    Think you should get in touch with a pharmacy and ask what you should do.

    No very helpful I know, but I wouldn;t know what to do either

    Let me know how you get on.

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    How are you doing, still very bad?
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      Hi, my doctor told me to stop the citalopram, I haven't had one today and feel slightly better. I have an appointment with her tomorrow to decide what to do next. I'm worried about starting anything else though. My mum went through what I did and was on mirtazepine and another anti-depressant which worked for her. I asked a doctor on the phone about mirtazepine and he said it's not for anxiety? But I've read it is? So confused! How are you? X
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      I totally understand that you have decided to throw in the towel. As I understand it, you started from a very bad place, and the side effects on top of that were just too much.

      There is a faster acting anti anxiety drug called Lyrica. Often you will get relief within 1 week. I was on Lyrica for 1.5 years to easy the withdrawals of benzo and it did the trick. There are different views on Lyrica, but I started eating again almost right away following a huge weight loss caused by extreme anxiety from benzo withdrawal.

      Also, Lyrica can give you temperary relief until an AD takes effect. After that you can slowly taper off it.

      I am bad right now because of updosing Citalopram, but I have to pull through.

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      Thanks noolie, was feeling bad about stopping but think it was just too much for me.

      Lyrica sounds a lot like what they gave me called lorazepam? However it didn't seem to help my extreme panics. I will google it smile

      Good luck and stay strong with the updose smile xx

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      Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine, which has an instant effect. Lyrica (Pregabalin) is usually prescribed for nerve pain, but also for anxiety. Usually it works within a week, but for me it only took 3 days until I got relief. Many experience weight gain on the medicine, as it makes you hungry which would be perfect in your situation.

      You can ask your doctor, he/she might agree.

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      Strange. I can see half you last message in my e-mail, but it is not here. I can see the following :

      "Thanks noolie, was feeling bad about stopping but think it was just too much for me. Lyrica sounds a lot like what they gave me called lorazepam? However it didn't..."

      Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine, which has an instant effect. Lyrica is usually prescribed for nerve pain, but also for anxiety. Usually it works within a week, but for me it only took 3 days until I got relief. Many experience weight gain on the medicine, as it makes you hungry which would be perfect in your situation.

      You can ask your doctor, he/she might agree.

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      Do not PM Jeremy. If you look at his posting history, he is just a spammer trying to take advantage of people suffering.
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