citrolopram

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15 days on 20mg citrolopram went for my Gp appt today still feeling really anxious and nausea, told him I felt bad in the mornings and still unable to work, he said give them a little longer. When should these feelings fade? Anyone else in this situation? I feel like I,m going to explode.

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    I can honestly say so many of us have been where you are now and haven't exploded!

    Import thing thing is to keep or get back your sense of humour. Have you a favourite sitcom on DVD? Watch it. Spoil yoursekf put on music to sing to while you do your chores. Enjoy tme out from your job. Be good to yourself. YOU are worth it.

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    Hi lynnet

    First of all don't worry we've all been there!!

    I don't know what your doctors like but mine was kind but so unhelpful.

    You think they have the answers! !!

    Hang on in there I take my cits at night they knock me out I sleep like a baby and I wake up ready to face the day

    I would say 15 days your start feeling lifted soon

    Deep breath you can beat this!!!

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    Thanks for all the encouragement, I know I,m not the only one going through this. Dr did give me some lorezepan to get me through the worst, bit scared to take it ! !
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    Hi lynnet,

    I was taking lorazapam for about 6 weeks before the Cit kicked in and like you was scared to take it at the beginning. But the doc told me, once the Cit starts working you will not need Lorazapam and don't be scared to take it. I did and he was right. After about 6-7 weeks cit started working and I gradually decreased my lorazapam and Zopiclone (7.5) and don't even think about it anymore. don't be scared and take it coz it will help you get through the worst.

    Best wishes

    Grace

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    Hi again lynnet

    Im not sure of lorazapram but I was giving diazapram and was scared to take them!

    They made me feel lovely and chilled and never took all of them because cits kicked in

    I keep a pack of them in my purse and think how bad I was when I needed them and now I don't

    Feel very proud of how far ive come and so will you

    Gill

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    Thanks grace and gill

    I will see how I feel tomorrow how many lorezapan was you taking grace?

    Glad the cits have worked for you both

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    It was 'when needed' and I was petrified at first coz of the stories on internet of getting addicted. I was taking up to 2mg a day. first I was taking one in the morning and half or one in the afternoon, then decreased to just one, then half till I completely stopped.

    Good luck

    Grace

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    I have been on citalopram for two weeks as a result of health anxiety and generalised anxiety, having some side effects but could do with chatting to people in the same boat as I don't have a strong support network around me, and my friends don't really know I'm on the meds. Feel slightly better but the citalopram seem to have strong side effects... Any help would be appreciated. Best wishes, chris
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    Welcome chris!

    Its sad when you have no one to talk to but your in good company here!

    This sight has helped me so much!

    2weeks into your cits I had awful side effects but stick with it its all so worth it!!

    Talk anytime

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    Thanks gill, how long until they go? I'm really stressed at the minute too so I'm just dragging myself through the days. sad nice to know there's people to chat to on here
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    Chris dont drag yourself be kind to yourself!!

    Treat it like you have flu or something give yourself timeand rest!

    It took me 5weeks approxs I paced the side effects determined not to let it beat me!!

    Eat well try to sleep and rest!

    We are strong! !

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    Dear All,

    Thank you for your questions, Thank you for replying. We all in the same situation.

    Some doctors do not know for how long those horrible side effects will affect us...

    My husband on sit more than 2 weeks already and feels very bad: head ache, panic attacks, not sleeping at night and etc.. even he mixing sit with alcohol, because it helps him to relax at least for few hours,,, the only one thing keeps him up - " we know why we start taking this medicine, and we know that it will help at the end" .

    And now he realize that he is not alone,

    Big Thanks to everyone for support, this is really important.

    Regards, Elena

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