Posted , 6 users are following.
Hi guys, this is the first time I have ever used a forum so bear with me
I am a 19 year old girl from the UK, and to give a brief history, about a year ago my depression and anxiety was terrible causing me to leave 9 jobs in a year, and I eventually went on fluoxetine which was an absolute game changer for me! I was able to get my life on track again, return to college and had been doing really well.
However, a few months in I felt like the effects might be wearing off (I was also improving my diet and being very active which helped a lot and caused me to get back to my normal healthy weight) However, I was starting to get really annoying heartburn from taking the tablets so I went to my Doctor and he decided to change me to Citalopram.
He assured me they weren't much different so I trusted him.
The tablets themselves were much tinier, so no more heartburn..yay!
However, 3 weeks in and I noticed some of my old anxiety tendancies coming back such as waking up with clenched teeth, constantly twiddling my hair and picking my nails without even noticing. I didn't pay much attention to this until over the next few weeks I began finding it harder to get up again and feeling more depressed...a lot of the negative thoughts returned, and my worst side effect of my original depression/anixety returned: binge eating. Since then it has been awful!! I am not even that bothered about the small bit of weight I have gained but it's more the need to keep grabbing things and occupying myself with food. it's just been horrendeous and I feel nuts again haha! How could it come back so quickly and suddenly?! I just feel so gutted after all my hard work.
So, I am seeing my Doctor next week, but my question is, has anyone else had drastic changes from these two meds(Prozac 20mg to Celexa 20mg)? And I really don't want to keep changing because I know they take a while to adjust, but this is just horrible! I am close to the end of my college course and have been struggling so badly the last 2 weeks I've barely gone in. But could it be that the dose is too low?! (20mg)
Thanks so much in advance and sorry this is long!
1 like, 8 replies