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I've been dealing with depression and anxiety for most of my life and probably will have to manage it for the rest of my life as I've tried so many different medications to assist. I even went off medication for some amount of time. I don't believe a medication will solve my issues fully, but I'm looking for another tool to my mental health tool kit and keep trying to find something that might help. Anyways, I've been on citalopram , 10mg for one week then 6 weeks at 20mg. Week 1-2 of 20mg had side effects of headache, worsen anxiety, inner restlessness, sleeping issues, lethargic, low mood, panicky, panic attacks, more irrational thoughts etc but it helped my mood/motivation. Then I felt even better for week 3-5 on 20mg as many of those effects went away, mood still good, but anxiety still present. Week 6 on 20mg started to feel awful panicky, panic attacks so doctor upped me to 30mg. Been on 30mg now for 10 days and feel lousy. Mood is low again, motivation down, anxiety still high, sleep issues, irrational thoughts, tingling face, lightheadedness making it all worse. It was encouraging for a couple of weeks or so, now back to feeling awful. Med adjustments are brutal, don't know how much more to give with this one. This is always the problem for me as I give many medications so much time, but it's really frustrating. Any suggestions?
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