citralopram..

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Hi guys. Iv suffered with depression an and off since being 15. Been on all kinds of antidepressants over the years (I'm now 24) recently tried the ones that worked for me with my last episode of depression which was (mirtazapine) had to atop taking them because of increased appetite and weight gain.. Now been put onto citralopram.. Has anybody been on these and what are your thoughts on them? I only took my 1st 1 today and now I feel more down than iv been in a long time. I feel really anxious, achy legs, cant relax and am honestly thinking would I be better off alive. If it wasn't for my 2 babies who have nobody but me I probably wouldn't be writing this post... Any help much appreciated.

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    hi jadelea sorry to hear youve suffered from depression for so long ! i was on citlapram for a couple of years whilst it helped i needed to have it changed 3 years ago i was put on venlafaxine which helps to a certain extent ! regarding your starting citalopram whilst everybody experiences different things please give it 3 to 4 months then if your not happy go back to your doctor and try something else ! i wish you the best of luck and take care david x
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    Hi there,

    Sorry hear your suffering. I was recently diagnosed with depression from ongoing chronic pain and I am on my second week of Citalopram.

    My first week on it was awful but I was desperate to get better I kept with it. My first week I had terrible migraines and felt lower than ever.

    The headaches have eased I feel slightly better in myself. I'm hoping things will get betterthe longer I'm on it.

    Try to stick with taking the Citalopram at regular times and keep yourself busy. If your feeling desperately lower you should go back and tell your GP.

    Keep us updated on how you get on, I hope you start to feel better soon x

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    Thankyou for your input really appreciate it.. Iv never felt so much affect and mood change instantly from just 1 tablet. I never suffer restless legs and I literally cant sit down its that painful when I stop moving. I'm putting it down to the tablets because iv never experienced anything like this.. Also had major headache and blurred vision earlier which has eased now thank god xx
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    Hi I was on citlopram for many years started off on 20 mgs they do increase your anxitiy I couldn't eat for about three days couldn't sleep ether and had the worsed headache that lasted four days these symptoms lasted me about one week and then once there in your system they will get better I started to feel better in two to three weeks off starting on citlopram March this year I have weaned off the citlopram still having a few panicky feelings bet I having cbt once a fornight I am on my four session so hang in there it will take time for you to feel better hope this has helped you xx
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