Citalopram - 3 weeks in

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HI everyone, I know this is probably a common question, but I was just hoping for some reassurance. I've been on citalopram for 3 weeks now, 17 days on 10mg and 4 days on 15mg. I'm definitely better than I was, and I'm back at work, but I feel that each day, sometimes from hour to hour, is a rollercoater of different feelings. I can feel great one minute then really low a few hours later. The mornings are usually the worst, then I generally seem to feel better after lunch.

Is this normal? I'm hoping it means the meds are starting to work and are trying to level me out. Do you think I'll start to feel better soon?

Thanks so much for reading xxxx

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    That is totally normal ive been on 10mg for 5 weeks and still get momwnts like that but every day is better in general than before the tablets smile good luck xx
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    Thank you Natasha, do you find you have a run of 'good' days now? I'm looking forward to not constantly thinking about and assessing how I'm feeling 24/7! I just want to get up and get on with my day like I used to.

    I had PND 3 years ago, but that was the only time in my life I've had depression until now - and it came out of the blue - so I'm desperate to get my old life back xx

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      I have pnd now and 11 weeks into cit. On 40mg abut feel I wi never get better. It has reached the point I can t take care of my son. Feel suicidal been on 40 for just over 3 weeks. Was feeling better yp to week 7 then crash. My psych says it won t be the cit increase but I don t believe her. I want to go to a mother and baby unit but that won t happen. So scared right now.
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    Hi to you

    Thats absolutely normal!!

    Im having a down day today! And I know thats the weather and other things

    But the weekends coming!!!!!!!!

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    Yes I do have a run of good days and then I will have a short run of not so good days like today but thats due to the weather and I think im getting a cold I just dont feel right but im sure I will be feeling better by the weekend smile

    hang on in there it will be worth it smile xx

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    Thank you both, I've been trying my best to be positive, and I'm really enjoying the good times, but today I'm just a bit fed of of feeling like this, and having no idea how I'll feel day to day.

    My doctor said I should stay on 15mg for the time being, but I guess I can talk to her about 20mg if I don't feel any improvement in a few weeks x

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    Hi In the woods,

    Its totally normal as you are still early days and will keep improving, so stay strong and stick in there, please feel free to join us on the discussion 'Anyone NOT had any side effects on Citalopram? as there are lots of folk going through what you are and all at different stages, and so helpful and supportive,

    Everyone is welcome on the forum for the discussion 'Anyone NOT had any side effects on Citalopram?

    Helped me get thru this. as no one that hasn't had this understands fully how awful it can be. but I am so glad I persevered and now feel great,

    Take are all

    Anne smile

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    I am into third week and have had the ups and downs. Not helped by ear and throat infection too. It well worth joining the discussion 'Anyone NOT had any side effects on Citalopram?

    There are some real understanding people there to help us all thru

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    Hi jimbo

    Sounds like the cits are working already

    An ear and throat infection is a sign your chilling out and all bodys getting rid of the bad

    Stick with it

    Keep strong

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    Hi I'm on day 11 feel a slight improvement but the mornings are awful find it had to get up and then dread what the day is going to bring. My mind races scared this horrible thing is not going to go away I have been off work for 3 months now and are desperate to get back. I can,t eat during the day and try to have a small evening meal, I have given up coffee. How much longer?
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    Lynnet we are at the same stage but as every day goes by I see some improvement
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    Hi. Jimbo125

    Thanks for that what are your mornings like. Are you mananging to work?

    Thanks for your reply it really does help to know how other people are feeling.

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    Sadly just been made redundant so look for work or if that isn't successful I set up in business myself

    Morning are the worst for me, as thehd ay goes on its not so bad.

    I take my cit in the morning

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    Jimbo and lynnet

    Just a thought I see you take your cits in morning!

    I take mine at 8 o clock at night snuggle for bed and sleep like a baby (something I haven't done for ages)

    Wake up feeling great

    I couldn't take them in the day they knock me out !

    just a thought!

    Keep going guys

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