Citalapram half way though week 6

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Hi all

Just looking for a bit of reassurance it's been 6 1/2 week on citalapram 20mg and 80mg of propanalol I'm still struggling with anxiety and low mood and

intrusive thoughts morning are the worse From what I been told they sould be working by now.

Does anyone think I sould give it more time ?

If so how long do I need to give it ? It's getting me down. I drive for a living and I'm struggling to drive feel so anxious

Thanks

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    Hello don.

    Try to go with it. It will take time but you have to try to believe in your self. You need to g your self up, its hard ,if you keep on bringing your self down you wont get better.your are brain washing your self.

    Have you been on a CBT course ,? If not get dkc to put you on one,it will help .I seen a hypnotherapy and it was brill .I am now a better person than before I had this awfull illness. And in some ways it's because of it .made me reset my self so I looked opon if as a chance to start over. Only take on what I want .

    You take care and be kind to yourself. You will get better .and all this will be just a memory

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      Ooh how was the hypnotherapy? I've had CBT which was great but still think there's room for improvement xx
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      I know what your saying is true thanks but it's so hard ­čśä Going to take your advice thanks
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    Hi Don...

    Definitely need to give it more time...I was about week 9/10 before I really noticed and difference.

    I am only taking citalopram...so have no experience with the other drugs.

    The intrusive thoughts will get quiet soon...you have to just let them be x

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    i agree with yommy, give it a bit longer it will get better, it takes much longer than any doc will lead you to believe xxx
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    Hi Don

    6 1/2 weeks is early days still.  Sorry to say but it can be 3-4 months before you start feeling better, and some people have taken much longer.  Obviously it could be much sooner.  Don't be disheartened though - remember that good things take their time.

    People do give up to soon before they see what amazing improvements can be achieved from these meds.

    K x

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    I'm the same as you. As frustrating as it is Just got to give it more time I think and your doctor is there to judge your progression and advice whether to increase or change meds. I'm taking Citalopram 20mg and propranolol 40mg X 3 day for about 2 months. I still haven't returned to work can't face it. Daytime is worse for me too. Graphic Intrusive thoughts. Vivid dreams. Still waiting for a therapist which would've been more helpful to get at the beginning (despite not wanting to go through it again)I reckon but o well. on rare days were I can get out of bed but can't leave the house Im now trying to help myself - I force myself to write all the time,lot of my thoughts down, make a list on my phone of small things I might want to pick up or do to make it feel like I've accomplished something as lame and small it might be and even housework/water the plants to feel useful/distracted. Other things I'm trying - Aromatherapy salts oils, music, reading , treating myself to one or two things, breathing exercises. Now I'm looking at my health food wise i eat so many takeaways etc but I've been forcing myself into making healthy smoothies and eating nuts and I'm enjoying them so it makes me think I could get some benefit through it. Its very hard to be productive but if I get p*ssed off enough sometime it gives me the kick I need to get up or the support of my boyfriend to help me do things. It's frustrating I know, we want fast results. Good luck and hope this is helpful.
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