Citalopram is really helping :-) - but still a few side affects on week 11...

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Dr started me on 20mg Citalopram (wk 11 now) for bereavement PTS and general anxiety. Along with doing regular exercise, meditation and healthy eating (and very supportive husband and kids!) - I am delighted that my anxiety and depression has lifted so much I can cope with almost anything again and I do feel my sparkle and happiness has come back and I'm sleeping pretty well. The only problems is I feel abnormally tired (most of the time) but especially by late afternoon and my eyes and forehead feel tight and strained. Anyone know how long these drugs take to settle and can side effects eventually wear off after a few months?

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    Hi Cheri/what time are you taken the medication because the medication is the cause of feeling tired,try taken the medication just before going to bed.

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      hi Marsh

      yes i do take my tab just at bedtime. I then listen to guided meditation so i usually have a good sleep - but still wake up tired. I then go for a run or a swim which makes me feel good but then a weird groggy tiredness kicks in every late afternoon. with tight clenched forehead and eyes - its exhausting.

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    Hi Cher/it shows that the medication is starting to work ,but time is an essence ,so just wait a little longer and things will work out for you ./There is no set times how long it takes for medication as each persons body is different ,but it will work.The medication works well ,however side effects of Citrolopram can make you feel groggy and tired in the afternoon.

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