citalopram

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i have been taking this medication for only 1 day and i feel like throwing up, i have diarrhea and just feel terrible, i cannot be at work and take this medication. I dont know how any of you guys can do this for weeks or months till it gets better? Help.

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    Hi Diane, sorry you're suffering. The first week is definitely the hardest. I had to take a week off work because of the side effects. It is a slow process but believe me it's worth it. I'm on week 9 and I feel a hundred times better for sticking at it. I found it helped if I could try and eat something little to line my stomache before I took my tablet as it helped with the nausea, I had no appetite at the time but if I forced myself to eat a little it really did help. Are you able to take any time off work? X

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    Hi Diane, I, like Katie are 9 weeks in and feel really good but yes the first night got me I felt sick and couldn't eat but eating a little even when you don't want to does help and it doesn't last that long but it took me weeks to benefit fully and 2 months in I feel back to normal and look forward to life again as I felt I lost myself for a while, please stick with it we have all been or are st that stage and it does get better

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      Yes I take mine at night and now my sleep is nearly back to normal but the first week or 2 it's hard and my thinking was negative etc but I promise that does go and every night and even now I write down all the good things that have happened in the day nothing bad just good and you will be amazed how much good stuff is in your life and will get more and more as you get well. Just keep talking there are lots of us to help each other it's an amazing forum people all over the world x

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      debbie,

      For me the best antidepressant is Pregabalin. It is supposed to be a neuropathic inhibitor but it also gives you a great lift. I suppose it depends on what agrees with you.

      bobcrachet.

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    It will b like that at the start 7-14 days max u can sign yourself off for a week
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      I don't know, the GP has tried me on this before, it never seems to work, the might as well give me smarties.

      I had the same reaction on amitriptyline even at the maximum dose.

      Could I be an alien or perhaps some sort of animal. This does puzzle my GP. I will be sensible now. I think the receptors vary in some of our brains. That is why some people never get addicted to anything. The substances just don't fit properly.

      Lovely to talk to you weenett.

      bobcrachet (bob)

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    Hi diane, sorry to hear you are going thru a rough patch, Ive been on 20mgs of citalopram for about 8 years. Over the 8 years Ive had some hard things happen in my life ie a operation, heart attack, a baby granddaughter whom was abused, home invasion and other things that life can throw at people. I have found that citalopram has kept me even keeled and Ive coped. It is very early days for you but my advice is stick it out. Yes there's a chance that you will have rough moments but remind yourself that you are going to be just fine and things will improve and its just your body getting used to a new chemical to help you in the long run. Good luck, stay on the forum, talk to people and in time you will be helping others, perhaps keep a diary and write down the bad and especially the good things. Make sure you plan some things to do that you enjoy so you have something to look forward to I found that helped me in the early days

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    Diane

    I was on cit 20mg for four months last year & it did sort me out however I couldn't have managed going to work on it especially the first two weeks which were horrendous. You need to try & take the pressure of yourself work wise if possible & let the meds get to work. Good luck it will be worth it in the end. Regards tom

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