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Hi there, 4 weeks ago today I was prescribed Citalopram 10mg. I went to the Drs with a stomach complaint, which was making me feel really depressed. So the Dr diagnosed it may be anxiety that was causing my upset stomachs. For 2 weeks I took 10mg, and got the usual "feel worse before you're better" symptoms. Couldn't eat much, felt sick, lost weight, couldn't get out of bed. Then my dose was increased to 20mg and I began to feel a bit better. Could eat a bit more, stomach wasn't as upset, diarrhea subsided, was still laid in bed all day but felt better. Then last week, my diarrhea vanished, was able to eat pretty much what I liked, was getting up early and staying up, going out shopping, thought I'd nailed it, big smile on my face, felt amazing. I was cured I thought. Then yesterday morning, still felt really good, took my Citalopram (on an empty stomach for the 1st time i hasten to add), and within an hour I was having an anxiety attack, felt sick, lost my appetite again, stomach in knots, diarrhea returned, stomach churning all day long, head in bits. And am still feeling the same today (although i did take my citalopram with some toast this time).
I'm not only down from feeling depressed, but also thrown on top of that, I'm absolutely gutted that I was given a taste of how life should be for a whole week, only to have it cruelly snatched away from me just as i was loving life again for no apparent reason. During the 1st few weeks it felt like i would feel like that forever, then gradually, as i started to feel better, i started believing i did have a brighter future. Now i had it, and it's gone again, i'm back to thinking i'm just gonna be miserable again forever. I know i probably won't, but that's how this makes you feel and you can't help it.
I just want to know from anyone with experience of feeling like this please, is this a natural occurence? To be finally feeling better and the tablets working, only to come crashing back to earth a week later? I've heard it takes up to 8 weeks for this stuff to really take effect, but i thought i'd cracked it after 3 weeks, and now i'm back to square one and feel really low about it.
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