Has anyone switched from Citalopram to another med successfully?

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About a fortnight ago I upped from 10 mg to 20 mg Citalopram but feel so low at the moment. Not sure if it was a good idea. I've tried propranolol but they made me overwhelmingly tired to the point where I couldn't function properly. Has anyone switched from Citalopram to something else successfully? Many thanks

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    Hi Cherr

    I'm on week 5 on Citalopram 20mg the first 2 weeks are tough .... Lots of side effects but they do fade.

    I too was given propranolol 80mg slow release but they didn't make me feel great so the doctor gave me 40mg to take when needed. The 80mg were too strong for me so switching to the lower does made a difference for me.

    You are nearly at the end of the tough side effects if you can stick with them you should start to feel better soon.

    What dose of propranolol are you on?

    Debi x

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      Hi Debi,

      Thanks for your post, 40 mg but I felt like a lost soul on them so I stopped taking them. What you say is very encouraging, maybe I should ride it out a bit longer. I wasn't advised to take the propranolol when needed like you but instead once a day. It's the sleepiness and lethargy I can't tolerate when I take them. x

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      I felt that in time the Citalopram helped with my anxiety so I rarely need to take the parapanol now.

      Yes the side effects do pass the worst is the first 2 weeks x


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