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In a nutshell I have been on and off Fluoxetine for years and years, opting for meds each time as I cant face talking therapies (I have been med free for about a year) Now at the age of 26 I have finally decided I will do anything possible to try and sort everything out and managed my depression and anxiety
Went to doctors the other day and asked for CBT, explaining I no longer want any meds due to dreams etc (the doctor seemed to appreciate this) and that I am not particularly 'bad' at the moment I just want to learn how to deal with certain things and change the way I react to certain situations. They are organising CBT hopefully but just before I left she asked if I wanted to try Citalopram... this threw me cause I thought we both understood this wasnt really what I need. Not wanting to turn down something they must think I need, I took the prescription and left a little confused.
I'm so confused if this is really the right thing to be doing, I'm thinking in a if its not broke dont fix it type way. I'm worried of the side effects of sleepiness and increased anxiety, I have 3 jobs and I cant afford to take my eye off the ball. If I become more exhausted than usual and have to miss time off work when things are actually ok, that seems a bit siily.
Also the thing Im worried about the MOST OF ALL is I am taking a very expensive roadtrip across the USA in 2 months and worry if I start this medication I might be a little 'zombied' or 'out of it' I didnt spend a year planning and saving to be effectively abcent! Will the side effects subside by then? Please help
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