Citalipram does it work

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[b][color=darkblue:cf5983d61a][/color:cf5983d61a]I have been taking Cit tablets for 6 weeks the first 4 weeks the dose was 20mg, then it was increased to 40mg, but so far it doesn't seem to make any difference. I still feel very anxious, and deeply depressed, with sucidal thoughts every day. There isn't any reason for me to feel the way I do. Would just be so pleased to get back to normal. |Look forward to hearing that citalipram work for them. Try to eat as much as I can, but just never hungry, could go days without eating, but do force myself to at least eat something. Don't feel like doing much, but can lose myself in a book, which is some escape from reality, but still feel guilty doing it, feel I should be doing something worthwhile. Welcome any advice.

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    Sorry to hear you're having a bad time of it...have you gone back to your GP for further advice? Your medication may not be suiting your needs especially if you are having suicidal thoughts - I've been on Cit 20 mgs for just over 2 weeks and feel that its just staring to work, have had side effects but they have eased and the terrible feeling of anxiety have eased but not completely gone, but I feel better, I can look ahead further than just to the end of the day and feel that I'm getting out of that very dark place....have you tried counselling/CBT alongside the meds?

    Wishing you well, help is there x smile

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      Hi, thank you for your support, quite new to this forum, but think its very helpful, and is helping me no end.  I do suffer bad anxiety, which makes me blink a lot, something I find very embarrasing, so tend to lock myself away.  I have tried most things to try to stop the blinking, but without success.  If there is anyone on this site find the same thing happens to them, please let me know, I would be very grateful.

      Pleased that you are getting out of the dark place.  Take care, and thank you. x


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    Hi there

    If you are not yet feeling the benefits of the medication and are having these awful thoughts then please talk to your GP asap, as the longer this goes on, the longer it will take to crawl out of the black hole.

    I have been taking Citalopram 20mg for 3 months now and they seem to have worked with me! If they hadn't I would've had to find something else that did as I hated being in the depressed and anxious state I was in.

    The first 2-3 weeks of taking Cit, I experienced many of the side effects, but I just stuck with it and eventually they wore off. As well as taking the medication, I began short walks in the mornings and afternoons for about 10 minutes a time and also some yoga exercises. I found trying to keep busy helped.

    Started to notice the difference in my mental state after about 4-5 weeks. I went back to work, but only for a few hours a day. The anxiety is still there but nowhere near as bad as it was.

    Today, was a really good day, :D and I must say the best I have felt for a very long time. Taking each day as it comes.

    Have a word with your GP

    Hope you start feeling better soon.

    Good Luck

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      Hi,  I have been taking Cit for years, but still have the anxiety, which causes me to blink, don't know if the Cit's are causing it, but the Doc asures me that it isn't.  It is very difficult to make an appointment, as it takes about 3 weeks to see a Doc.

      ~So pleased that you are feeling better on the Cit's.  Wagner x



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