Feeling awful again

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Been taking citalopram from end of October been on different doses 5,10,20,30mg. Terrible anxiety on 30 mg so doctor reduced to 20mg again been taking this dosage for 4 weeks now and the last few days have been terrible Iv had some physical symptoms, feel like heads heavy and ache and a numbness. I also don't feel particularly good. I had a few good days last week then thur,fri,sat,sun I felt low thought this could be due to time of the month. This week mon,tue,wed,thur were fine and again fri,sat and today I feel spacey and funny sensations in my head will this ever end I just want to be better and no wake every morning wondering how I feel xx

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    I have been taking citalopram since November last year, I started on 20mg and had side effects but went away. It's was upped to 40mg a week ago, since then I have had 2 good days, the rest either so low or flat. like you I feel spacey and just feels weird, it's hard to describe. Everyone tells me it'll get better, they better be right!!! Just keep going, I understand it'll get better.
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      I hope so Iv been getting physical anxiety symptoms pains in stomatch and throat feel like iv swallowed somethng and it's stuck in throat.x
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      All we can do is hope, and be there for each other. Im new to this, but when I have had bad thoughts, they have been here for me. Without this I don't know where I be. I feel so alone, but just knowing that someone is there helps, it doesn't go away but gets me through that period. I Hope you feel better and tomorrow is a good day. I'm here, and so are lots of people.
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    Dawn

    This would appear to be similar to my experience with Cit and withdrawal. I have stopped almost five weeks ago and had three bad weeks followed bye five good days then returned to feeling bad now after another week of feeling rough  I am having some better days but still not feeling right so I will see what happens from here. For more detail see my post of yesterday of my side / withdrawal symptoms

    Dave

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    I've been on 20 for quite a while now, to tell you the truth i don't have any bother, do you change anything different at weekend,and do you drink a lot, or are a non drinker, because i was told your pills wont work right if you take to much.  Best of luck finding out whats causing it.
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    Hi

    I was on Citalopram 20 mg for over two years. I have been off it now a year. All the comments in here inndicate a similar reaction I had. The drug takes a while to work. Its not instant like a paracetamol etc. The dosage is very important as it varies from individual to individual. I was happy if you pardon the pun on 20 mg. I did get "Cotton wool "head quite a bit and I also experienced wierd headaches at the base of my skull which werre quite throbbing. These symptoms did go but I had them for about two weeks upon starting.

    you will get better but you have to try and be positive. I know its hard but as I have returned to this forum after being off Citalopram for such a long while I thought I'd see how people were doing. Still the same worries from all of you. Just hang on in there, it will take a few weeks for it to settle down. Much like it took me over a month to get off the drug. You also have to come off it slowly as it neeeds to be slowly reduced till your off it.

    I did have alcohol on occasions but not too much. It does say to avoid it so I just went carefully with the odd drink or two. we are all different and so it will react differently to each of us.

    I wish you all luck but will emphasise that you need to keep going until the effect of the drug stops messing your brain and you go through a period of calmness. Then you can work towards getting better. just like I have smile

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