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I've been on 20mg for 5 weeks. Since starting citalopram I have been spending more money than usual. At first it started with me buying new skis. I thought that was a good thing, because it meant I had more energy and interest in activities. Then I started buying food I didn't need (ice cream, candy, drinks). I thought that was a good thing because it meant my appetite was back. Then I started ordering stuff online (mostly books). This all continued until last week when I decided to use a week off school due to COVID to take a spontaneous trip to another city. My university is kicking everyone out of the dorms, so I brought all of my stuff with me. I basically decided that if I liked that other city I would just stay there. While in the other city, I bought a computer (that I didn't really need) from a friend, and bought plane tickets for a couple weeks from now to visit a different friend. I was also considering buying tickets to Mexico to live there for the rest of the semester (all of my classes have switched to online)
I usually wouldn't spend this much money. Before I became depressed, I was very frugal and would have planned out any of these expenses. I honestly can't tell why I'm doing this. It almost feels like I just don't care about the consequences. Like when I bought the skis I tried to find the best deal possible, but in the end I didn't really care that I was spending actual money.
Has anyone else experienced this? How did you deal with it?
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