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Like most people on the forum I am still in the early stages of cit 20 mg (10 weeks). I have been amazed at the support I have found here. It is also so good to see some who are better popping in every now and again to offer encouragement. I would love to hear from people who have become well on citalopram, how long it took you to get there and how you are doing now. When going through this it is often hard to believe we will ever be well again, so motivating posts are so appreciated by the newbys in the group. Katecogs, your story has been inspirational. Thanks, Lee.

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    I am starting the 4th week at 10 mg. and definitely need to read positive stories. Today I wonder if it will ever kick in! 
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      Hi Sissy, we all seem to be fairly new to this med, either first or second time around. I personally find it motivating to hear how people have managed to get through the first few month, and what they felt like when they recovered on Cialopram. I think it helps us all to hear the positive stuff too. Good luck and keep going. Lee.
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    Thanks Lee xx

    Citalopram for me has been my saviour ...... in fact I first started on Seroxat which I initially recovered on, but after developing problems on this was changed to a different one.  After maybe another year on this second one, it was discontinued and I was put onto Citalopram - all 3 meds worked wonders for me.  After 15 years suffering on and off with depression and anxiety which was daily and often unbearable (only being to escape through sleep) ... these SSRI's cured me, and I've been well ever since.

    When you're recovering on these meds, it seems to go on forever.  Progress is so slow you'll hardly notice it - but it is happening in the background.  There is no quick fix unfortunately.  You can't hurry recovery, it'll happen in its own time.  Everyone gets better at different rates - it could be 3 months or even 9 months.  You won't feel bad all the time, but as each month passes you should see very small changes - maybe not be so weepy one month, maybe the anxiety will have calmed a little the month after but you still feel low, the following month you might feel not so low, then maybe you'll feel happy occasionally .... these are small changes, but this is often how it works.  Don't forget you may also get low times too and you can feel like you're back at the beginning.  That's normal too.

    However frustrating it can feel, however low you may sometimes get ..... just carry on through it all, keep taking the medicine, stick to one dose, get good sleep, socialise if you can, exercise a little, eat good food ... and breathe.  You will in time feel better as each month passes

    I'm so glad I stuck it out.

    Your times will come too xx


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