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Well I did it! I finally agreed to try a different AD. This time I have been prescribed Paroxetine - which I might add - having read the leaflet sound very, very similar to citalopram in the way of side effects :shock:

I'm going to take my 1st one :oops: on Sunday morning :roll: 20mg.

I see the doctor again in 2 weeks for a review or before if the side effects are too much for me! :shock:

Hope you are all keeping well. Enjoy the weekend.

Love 'n' Hugs

Melbi xxx

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    I hope you don't get the same problems you dud with Citalopram. At least the doctor is keeping a close eye on you and want's to see you in 2 weeks time.

    Fingers crossed these help you, huge hugs

    PJ

    :D

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    hey, melbi , can you post some my way :lol: I hope they work, Katy
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    Hi PJ & Katy

    Thanks for the good wishes :D

    I'll keep you all posted - though as it isn't about citalopram I will have to post of my experience of the new AD's on the relevant forum.

    Love 'n' Hugs

    Melbi xxx

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    Hi Melbi

    Good luck with the new tablets. I so hope that they work for you!! As they are an SSRI, I'm not surprised that the potential side effects are similar to Citalopram. At least you'll know what to look out for and discuss with your GP.

    Hugs to you and, as always..........................

    Best regards.

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    Hi Stiltman

    Thanks for the post :D

    How are you getting on with your new tablets?

    Love 'n' hugs

    Melbi xxx

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    Hi Melbi

    It's really difficult to say at the moment. I've got to give them a chance but at the moment my sleep pattern is not improving and the tablets seem to be playing havoc with my stomach :oops: :oops:

    In fairness, this may not be down to the tablets per se.

    Without going into a huge amount of detail, this hasn't been the best week I can remember. I felt I was getting stronger, thought I felt my old inner strength returning..................

    And then got a couple of bits of news that just left me shot to bits.

    I had thought that I might be feeling strong enough to start thinking about a possible return to work but I know now that this just not feasible at present. I'm just not resilient enough at present to deal with the confrontations, arguments, negotiations etc. that my job entails (and it so hurts to admit this).

    One day I will get me back!!!

    Best regards.

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    Bless you Stiltman

    Always seems as we start to get up something comes along and knocks us back down. :cry:

    Last Friday despite having had a great week I was thrown into panic all because of the mix up with my prescription - it does make us realise that although we are coping and feeling stronger on a daily basis, it only takes one thing to knock us back down - one day though we will be able to cope as we used to.

    You have come on leaps and bounds Stiltman and I really do hope this last week doesn't throw you too far off the track and you are able to climb back up again.

    Stay strong

    Love 'n' Hugs

    Melbi xxxx

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    Hi Melbi

    Spot on!!

    Just wish I understood why my confidence is so fragile. Perhaps it always was and I just was good at hiding it - bluffed things though with coping strategies????

    Is that what my life was? Bluff, mirage? Surely not. I couldn't live with that.

    God knows.

    Anyway I'm still hanging in there.

    Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend my friend.

    Good night & God bless you.

    Best regards.

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