Day 26 of citalopram and still feeling awful

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Hi everyone. I started on cit on December 1st and have been googling constantly since. This site has been a huge help. The first 2 weeks were hell. I'm coming upto 4 but still feel rubbish. Nausea and increased anxiety. I thought I was doing better, evenings were good, mornings rubbish but that pattern was ok as I knew where I was. Now I'm feeling better first thing but pretty rough for the rest of the day. The worst thing Is like a tight throat that is making me feel like I'm going to gag constantly. It's hell I'm really struggling to cope with it. I don't want to talk or be around people. I'm on this for anxiety. I feel the worst I've ever felt in my life I can't cope with this for much longer I have two kids and I can't even manage them I've needed so much help. I'm looking for reassurance really that this is all normal and not me being a freak.

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    Hi. When I started on citalopram weeks 2 to 4 were the worst. My anxiety was unbearable at times. I'm at 5 weeks and it's getting better. A lot of people say 6 to 8 weeks is when you will feel much better. I have diazepam atm to help. I think you should go see your Dr. Hang on in there and good luck xx

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    Hi Carrie I am the same but I swapped from fluoxetine straight to citalapram I was on 4-5 weeks then had enough I am now on venlafaxine day 11 it’s been a pretty bad few months side effect wise and am still quiet bad my appetite is virtually nothing and have lost so much weight.

    Hang in there it will get better 

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    I am ready to give up. I've suffered so much this last month and ive been awake with nausea since 3am. I just can't do this anymore 😞

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