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My 19 year old daughter has been on citalopram (for anxiety and depression) for about 6 months now. initialy 10mg, then upped to 20mg, which seemed to be making a lot of difference to her. Then she became pretty low again so GP upped the dose again to 30mg, she was still very low for a few weeks, but this last week has felt great, making lots of plans fo the future, lots of energy, quite loud and exciteable, but she is also struggling to sleep, having vivid dreams, she says she doesnt feel 'normal'. feels like she is on a high, she also says she has an increased apetite for sex, which has concerned her as she had read that citalopram supresses this rathe then increase it.
She is worried it is some type pf mania (hypomania?), I wonder if maybe its just her body getting use to the new dose? she is talking about coming off them completely, which I dont think is a good idea. She says she feels that they may have never actaully made her feel better, when she was put on the inital low dose she just finished college (which she hated), and then when the dose was increased she just got a boyfriend, and she now feels maybe it wasnt the medication at all that helped her mood, but the leaving college & getting a BF. I am a little concerned. Our GP just seems to go with whatever she asks for, she asked for medication and was give it, then asked for it to be upped twice so they did.
any advice please
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