Day 10 on Citalopram and still feeling horrid - help!

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hi, really would like to see some light at the end of the tunnel, am I expecting too much too soon?

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    We r similar I am on day 11 and I feel

    Awful, heart racing, feel sick, no appetite, full

    Of dread, panick and worse so tired I can hardly get through the day, is this how you feel, my dr told me they take 3-4 weeks to work feels like a life time tho!!!!! I'm on 20mg what r u on??

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      Hi, I'm on 10mg, I feel exactly the same as you. Early evening is slightly better (I'm taking them about 8pm and feel 'jittery' after), I sleep ok (waking up quite early) but wake up and feel dreadful and spend a lot of the morning crying 😞 You're right 2-4 weeks seems so ridiculously far away 😪 xxx 
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      Everything you describe is identical to me, I think I'm making a break through early evening then BAM 5 am and it's back!!!!! I have just spent about 2 hrs crying but am up and about now and feel like I'm dragging myself about
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      Recovery comes in patches.  What you're experiencing is normal.  Feeling good one minute and awful the next.  For me, mornings were the worst and the last thing that disappeared.  Bad mornings turned into pleasant evenings until that feeli increased, and when I began waking up feeling good as well, I knew I turned a corner.

      Have been well for years now.

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      We are exactly the same! Which weirdly is encouraging as we're not alone! I'm clinging to katecogs reply with the hope we'll be fine in the long run. Keep in touch xx 
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      I find it encouraging too knowing someone is at the same stage as me and having a similar experience!! Like all anxiety suffers the reassurance is so important and knowing others feel the same as me is reassuring x
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      Hi sparkly, day 12 for me on 20mg, I feel awful, dry mouth, can't eat, very anxious, I can't even get out of bed, I've lost a stone and a half in 12 days, the only thing keeping me going is reading the comments on this forum, sending my love xx
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    I been on 20mg for 14 weeks and only just starting to feel normal again just keep going and things will improve👍
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      14 weeks!!! That's mad! How have you stuck it out that long? Do things improve slowly or just one day you feel better?  I'm self employed and need to work but at the sec it'd be impossible xxx thanks for replying xxxx
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      When I was 1st prescribed cit 8 years ago I do remember it took about 3-4 weeks to start working but I do remember getting my life back, so I'm trying to stay postitive, today is the 1st day I have gone out it was difficult but it was only for an hr, are you able to go out
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      I know people who been on it for over 10 years. I just woke up 1 day felt great I do have bad days still but the good days far outweigh the bad honestly stick with it and it will pay off
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      I've been 'carted' (in a nice way) out for a walk each day but it's such hard work! I'm usually such an up and doing person that it makes it all the harder. I've been trying to recover alone for too long (fine one minute, so not fine the next) so have finally resorted to drugs. 
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      I've been on it for 18 years, I think now ... at the last count.  Have had a break but returned to it only last year.  Have been well all that time, and that was after being ill for 15 years.  Never thought I'd recover and thought I was the only one - as we all do.

      SSRI's have been my miracle confused

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      18 years is a very long time but yeah I know what you mean they have saved me from having 2 or 3 panic attacks a day to nothing at all
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