Citalopram year 3

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hi everyone I have had anxiety for many years now and I can come off meds for a couple of years but anxiety always comes back. for those of you that have just started citalopram bear with it. I can honestly say that it will get better. I start on 20mg and then up to 30mg . the side effects I had was feeling sick gritting my teeth and not sleeping very well. also the anxiety went through the roof but slowly I started to feel like the old me and the side effects passed but even now I do find myself gritting my teeth.dont expect to feel wonderful after a few days because you wont. I started to feel different around week 4 but it did take 3 months for me to feel like myself again.somedays I still feel a little anxious but it does pass and it is nowhere near as bad as it was and it does go. I felt so bad with my anxiety at the beginning but you have to push through it and keep telling yourself it will get better. I know it's hard to do that I have been there crying my eyes out thinking this is going to be how I feel all the time. but it's not I'm me again it's a long road but you will get there.

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    Thank you so much for sharing Lisa. Very well said and I agree with it all. I'm about 6 weeks in now and I started to feel and see the difference around week 3/4. Well done to everyone and keep going strong.

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      yes i agree,

      im on wk 5 now this time round was on them for 10 years then off for 2 years but it crept back on me with physical stresses this time but felt much better after 2-3 weeks not 100 % yet but it helped me so much last time

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    Hi Lisa,

    I have suffered from periods of anxiety for around 35 years-starting at school. It can occur when changes happen in my life or when I feel bored. I am going through quite a bad spell at the minute which started with me having very little sleep and the spiral of worry started again. The doctor has put me on Citalopram 20mg and I am approaching week 4. I do have fleeting moments that I am on the road to the recovery however I have some very dark moments over the last couple of weeks and trying to keep positive has been very hard. I am delighted that it is working for you and you give me hope to continue with it,

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    hi lisa

    thanks for your post, it gives me hope.....im on week 8 of citalopram 20 mg and i like people said before felt absoultly dreadful, im not out the woods yet so reading stories like yours gives me great hope. I like everybody else gritt my teeth & am keeping my head down and trying to push through

    big love to everybody out there pushing through x

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      im on week 5 been put up to 20 and feel such anxiety and panic all evening didnt think the side effects would be as bad going from 10 to 20 ? and tips on how long xx

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    been on citalopram for a long time, 40 mg, then started taking tablet every other day as felt well, about 5 weeks ago I had to start taking 40mg again every day cos of a traumatic event which brought on depression and anxiety. Will I ever get better, very scared.

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