Feeling bad again

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Hi just need some support please. Have been on Cit 20 mg for 6 weeks had more good days than bad but woke up today & feel like I have gone back to the beginning. Bad negative thoughts are back no appetite butterfly stomach & in & out of the loo. It was Birthday yesterday & had a small amount of alcohol 1 cocktail & half glass of wine could this be the cause or is it still early days for . it really scares me as I have always be so together & I feel guilty about what I am doing to my poor husband although he is very patient. I seem to worry about everything. I do know that I have always hidden my true emotions putting on the outward smile but I am having problems doing that now. I so much want to get better is this just a blip and I need give the meds more time ? Sorry for rambling on . just frightened that it is all coming back. Would be so grateful for some advice. Thank you

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    Prob is the alcohol u should settle in a few days try an avoid the alcohol whilst your still recovering
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      Thank you that is the first drink I have had since going on meds & the last for a while !
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    Recovery is very slow for some ppl so u have to give it more time. I think patience is the key with these meds. U will get better. And I would stay away from alcohol for the time being and incorporate some exercise in ur daily routine. T
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    Hi,

    Just to reitterate what a few have said. You have to be *very* careful with alcohol.

    I would avoid completely, it caused me huge problems.

    Have a look on meetup org and try and find something to get you out and about.

    Sleep generally does the trick, plenty of sleep.

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    Hi Linda,  You are in your 6th week, that's still kind of early on, and can take a bit longer to really get into your system.  But, yes I agree with the others, you will need to stay away from the alcohol of any kind, as it is a depressant, so the meds are already fighting one thing, so you see, it's kind of a circle. 

    I too am on Cital 20 mg, have been for 3 years, and today is an off day for me, I was wondering why...until I read your post.  I am not a drinker, but maybe once in a blue moon if we go out I will order one drink, or a glass of wine, so Mother's day I did just that!  No wonder today is my off day!  Just a delayed reaction.  See there?  You helped me!  wink  I will be fine, but it is expected to have some up and down days on the meds, and for me I have way more ups than downs!  I think I would give the meds a little longer, maybe give your doctor a call, see what they think, wouldn't hurt to ask.  We are always here for you!  This forum is a great place, lots of nice people that are going through, or have gone through the same thing, with great advice!  Good Luck to you Dear!!

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      Thank so much for your reply. I am feeling a lot better now I started to improve during the evening so I feel that the small of alcohol that did have may have been a contributor to my bad feelings so will not be doing that again. I really appreciate all the kind words & encouragement that is given by the kind people on the forum. It stops me from thinking that I am alone in feeling like this and makes me look forward to a happier future. Thanks again x
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