Citalopram for clinical depression

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I’ve been taking 20mg of cit for 4 weeks now for anxiety and low mood and a hopeless mood. 

I’m just wondering if anyone else takes cit for the same reasons and has some POSITIVE feedback they could give me? 

I also suffer with panic and anxiety, however I feel cit has massively helped with those aspects. 

Thanks in advance! 

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    Hi, I have been on 20mg for over 6 months for depression and anxitey.They have helped a lot, however I do still have days when I'm really feeling low for no reason. Other days I'm fine just like my normal self, seems to be if I mess around with the time of day taking the tablet I get low spots. Would advise taking it the same time everyday, all in all I feel much better than I did 6 months ago.

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    Thanks for the reply! 

    That sounds very positive. How soon did you start to notice a difference? 

    I take the tablet every morning but not specifically the same time... would it be better if it was taken at the exact time? 

    Lovely to hear you feel much better! 

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    Hi, it took a while, I'd say at least 8 weeks before I really started feeling ok most of the time. As I say I still have bad days from time to time. Mornings are the worse, by 1pm I'm normally a bit more upbeat. I try to take it at the same time each day, I think your body gets used the the levels in your system, by taking it early or late it gives the levels a spike or a dip which seems to make me feel off. That's just what I think, I'm no expert!

     

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      Yes I’ve been told 8 weeks several times! 

      Yeah I find when I wake up I’m very low, but as the day goes on and I keep busy it gets better. 

      Did you work when you first took the tablets? 

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    I had to, got my own business so just managed the best I could. It wasn’t pleasant and I’m still struggling at work some days.

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    Hi. I suffer the same with panic anxiety and IBS. I have been on cit for 7 weeks now. I'm on 30mg now. I did have diazepam to help for a couple of weeks which I am almost off complete9now. I had cit for the same thing about 5 years ago and found it a massive help. 4 weeks is still early days but things will improve. Stick at it and I am certain you will feel.better soon

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      Oh amazing! So you’ve tried before and you know it helped you? 

      Yes very early days, but you know what it’s like! You just want to be back to your normal self. I suffer from a hopeless feeling which some days I can put to the back of my mind, and others it plays over and over. 

      I hope you get to where you want to be! 

      Good luck x 

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      It will get better. I remember feeling like I would never feel better hopefully happy. I couldn't sleep or eat and just wanted to lay in bed all day. I'm so much better now and I know you will too. Younjust have to get through it day by day. You will see small gradual.improvents. you may have the odd blip but I promise things will get better for You!! X

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      Thanks so much for your positive comments! 

      Yeah I do have to force myself out of bed, but once I’m up and out I feel a lot better.

      Thanks again xx 

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