First time on Citalopram on day two feel so sick!!

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Hello it's my first time on Citalopram I suffer with bad anxiety I used to be fine but this past year or so I can't get on a train I can't go into town I stuggle to do the food shop. I'm only 24 and I can't understand why I suddenly feel like this? 

So ive been prescribed citalopram please tell me it gets better? I'm In bed my head hurts I feel sick I'm sweating I feel dizzy when I stand euugggg I hate been stuck in bed but it's the only place I feel comfortable rite now I don't even have a tv in here I'm so bored!!

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    Hi Samantha

    Yes it's all very normal the first week or 2 isn't nice as the medication will heighten your aniexty before it gets better unfortunately .

    The first week was bad for me Samantha hot flushes, wanted to be alone, aniexty was through the roof, crying all the time, no interest in tv, basically felt like I didn't fit in anywhere really . I struggled to see too.

    But good news it does get better these meds aren't a quick fix as they take a while to get into your blood stream .

    Keep taking them as I'm feeling 100 times better now. Give them time chick . I posted on this site most days and the ppl helped me massively and they will all help you too .

    Xxxx Debi x

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      Thanks I managed to pluck up the courage and take my other tablet this Morning whent back to see the docs and I just sat in my car for ages I didn't feel like I could go on but I did eventually. He has changed me down to 10 instead of 20 and told me to take it on a night so let's hope the side effects aren't as bad xx
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    Hi Samantha, I'm on day 10 20mg I felt bad first couple of days now I'm fine still getting the odd panic attack but not feeling as anxious as before I've been house bound almost 4 month didn't no what was going on with me couldn't take my kids to school or anything, I used to go dizzy and like I was about to fall over only felt safe in the house, this week I've been out with my husband 3 times out in shops ect I would of never had done that before so really pleased u will get there hun onest I'm not there as yet but starting to feel a bit like my normal self good luck 🍀 you will be fine xx
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      Yeah I hate leaving the house I feel as if somethig dreadful will happen I always have the urge to be sick with my anxiety but hopefully I'm on the rite path now X x
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      Yes I take mine at 9.30 on a night, hasn't affected my sleep as such, but wake up at 6 every morning, and didn't suffer with the side affects to much, hope you feel alot better soon keep intouch xx
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