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I've been lurking about for 10 days on these discussions trying to post when I am on an upswing to support and silently reading to be supported when I am on a downswing. But now having a serious downswing so calling out for some reassurance for what I know mentally but struggling with emotionally.
End of week 7 on citalopram, real panic storm hit due to external circumstances at week 4. two dose increases since then, major side effects. Level on a dose for 21 days now. First week and half off work without pay and non functional. First week back at work rough but only took the Wednedsay off. Next week managed till Wed then worked from home Thu, Fri due to a cold which worsened the anxiety.one good days on the weekend, Last week, started well a few good days.
It had been really up and down but general trend was up, each week a little better than the last. A good day then a few bad days I get that, I had that.
Since wed been in a steady decline, nausea came back, appetite went, then the vomiting started again, then got all weepy which hasn't happened before, anxiety through the roof. Each day another major step back. Today I am stuggling with not being able to eat an evening meal for the first time, severe nausea waves all day, even at its worst before, I have always had a calm patch from mid afternoon till bedtime, and been able to eat at least that one meal.
I expected up and down, I know it takes time ( I have been on citalopram twice before and had side efects but never this relapse), I know I need to focus on the ups, their very presence suggests the med is working.
But I never expected to experience what feels like my lowest low, this far along. The inital storm was externally triggered, that is past and resolved.
Can this really still be side effects 3 weeks past a dose increase and why such a regression so many day in a row?
Anyone experienced something similar?
Feeling frustrated and scared.
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