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My daughter has suffered anxiety and depression for 3 years since being bullied at school. It took 2 years to get it taken seriously, and eventually she managed to get CBT (which I feel has helped slightly but not as much as we hoped), and 3 months ago was put on 10mg Citalopram. She experienced no side effects at all, and they did seem to improve her mood. She went back to the doctor after 2 months and because she said they were working but not as well as she had hoped the doctor increased the dose to 20mg. She now seems to be back where she was 6 months ago, very depressed, and anxious, picking her skin & hair pulling, not sleeping, vivid dreams & a very sore mouth & tongue. She has an appt. tomorrow & is planning on telling the GP they aren't helping and asking for something different.
I have read that they an make you worse before they make you better, and wondered if this is the case, but its now 4and a half weeks down the line on the new dosage so surely she should begin to feel better by now? any help very much appreciated xx
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