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hi ive been on citrolpram for 12 weeks,started on 10mg for a week ,then 20 for a week, then 30mg for 3 weeks,now am on 40mg for 7 weeks.av been feeling great till today is it normal the have bads days,x

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    Hey Dee

    I'm only on day 3 but today is a good day and I'm only on 10mg and I'm not planning to go any higher if I can help it but I guess it depends on my hormones!  I've read lots of helpful answers so I am preparing myself for both good and bad but hopefully more of the good.

    Thanks for letting me know and hope tomorrow is a better one for you x

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    Denise,

    I think it is normal to have a bad day (or days) here and there. I asked the same not long ago. I had a few good weeks then a really bad morning of anxiety. I started on 10mg for 1 week then upped to 20mg for the last 4 plus weeks.   XX

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    Hi Denise

    This is normal during recovery.  The pattern of recovery seems to be get through the side effects, start feeling well, get through the next phase of ups and downs, finishing with feeling well.  Can take months and months.

    Treat the ups and downs as blips.  Sometimes you might feel your back at the beginning, but don't worry as these downs will pass.  You can't hurry recovery and it'll come to you in it's own time.  Don't up your dose thinking you're ill again, as that's not the answer.  You'll just get more side effects.  Just go with it, and it'll all even out in the end.  You might even get the odd blip a year later, but again it's just temporary.

    K x

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      Big thank you for your replies, it meen alot,thought i was on my own feeling like this,i feel worse in a morning but as the day goes on i feel great,keep having horrible thoughs about stupid things think ist cause av been to a lot of funerals latley,wish i was my old self again,xx
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      This is how it worked for me when I was recovering - mornings were absolutely dreadful which got better as the day wore on.  Eventually the good feeling began earlier in the day.  I eventually knew I was well when I began waking feeling good.

      Yes horrible thoughts are a symptom of depression and anxiety - I've had many weird ones that scared the hell out of me.  When you're depressed, your mind becomes tired, and thoughts stick to a tired mind.  Everybody has weird thoughts from time to time, but are often fleeting and they don't have any impact, so they're quickly forgotten about and put into context.  When you're depressed and have this tired mind, these weird scary thoughts shock our already vulnerable emotional body, causing us more anxiety, and because we're so tired, they stick!

      As you recover on these meds, your anxiety calms, the depressions lifts, and the horrible thoughts don't shock, they lose their importance, and so get put back into the corect context.

      Mine don't bother me any more.

      Keep persevering, you seem to be on the right road and you'll find in time that you will become your old self again.

      K x

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      Everyone takes different times to recover.  For me I started feeling the beginnings of recovery around 3-4 months and this started with getting times during the day when I'd feel quite well, despite having woken feeling awful.  

      This medicine works so slowly I find marking progress month by month rather than week by week, so yes, 12 weeks and you could start feeling something, like you explained feeling better by the end of the day.  Sounds like you're probably through the worst and you may now start finding periods of feeling well mixed with low times too.  These could be weeks or days, and of course some days feeling awful and finish the day feeling quite good.  It's a strange journey.

      Dont be alarmed at having low times - they'll eventually disappear.

      K :-)

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    Hi Dee 

    Katecogs gives good advice this is just a setback so need to try and accept it as part of your recovery. I suffered exactly the same thing but really well now but I'm a year into the Meds now. My only battle now is weight gain but I don't diet just try to eat nutritiously avoiding fat and sugar with the odd treat  at weekends. We are all on a journey to recovery on this website so don't hesitate to share your feelings. If you have a bad day try and go with it knowing that recovery will come in time x

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    Hi Dee l also had bad days especially the day after l have drank alcohol, it is normal to have ups and downs, l am also om 40mg, citalprom has really changed my life.
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      hi richard hope it works for me,how log you been taking them,i feel am never goin to feel better,but i know am not on my own now,thanks to everybody on this site,
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