help plz ,, day 31 citalopram

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so on friday wen so gp and he say if u wan we can stop citalopram , i dont think he knows much ,  my mood is like ocean 🌊 and still have moring anxiety , some people say it takes 6-8 weeks to work i really dont know . cbt therapy takes 3 months on nhs waiting list cant go private coz i cant afforded, plz help 

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    Ben you have come so far 31 days I would give it at least another 2 weeks. You have done the hard work, I think the first month is the hardest. Just manage it one day at a time and you will get through this ocean into still waters!! I have been taking 35 days and last week had a couple good days, couple not so good but no more anxiety in mornings that has only just stopped 
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      first thank you for replying and i will keep goin it huts me much more for my family to see me like this !! i m always scared i m not gone feel my self agin what if i go crazy or what if they dont work ....
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    Hello, I would say stick with it for another 5 weeks. It's been 8 weeks for me, and I only noticed small improvements in the last week. I think you need to give each anti depressant at least 12 weeks, to see if they work. At 6 weeks I was ready to give up, and try another. Glad i didnt, as i would not know for sure whether its right for me. I'm not 100% cit is for me at this point, but I need to give it 12 weeks, to see. I think 6 to 8 weeks is too short for a recovery for most people. It's more like have you experienced any small improvements by that time. One person on here gave it 6 months, before they noticed improvements, and another 6 for recovery.

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      I recovered in8months...I know seems long ..but thru out the eight months I felt all my side effects and symptoms diminishing... slowly but it happened..
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      8 weeks in total. First 3 weeks 30mg, last 5 weeks on 40mg. Noticed small improvements a week ago. Prior to that, couldn't see improvements as such, although there were changes. First 4 weeks were highs and lows, that each lasted a few days. Then next 2 weeks I felt very flat, low and anxious. Now, i get mood swings, but tbey are much more shallow, and the lows happen around lunchtime, for a few hours. By early evening I feel quite good. I'm expecting more Improvements over next few weeks, possibly longer, as only 5 weeks on higher dose.

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      I've just finished week 7 and like you I'm noticing small improvements, I'm not so tired in the evening.

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    keep on using this medication as it will help you ,don't go cold turkey and stop as the redrawal symptoms  will be allot more than you will realize .I used citrolopram for many years and you have ups and downs.

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      i will tri just never been like this this head medicine is gived me a shok,, scared 😧 

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      If your feeling horrible don't suffered.. I know I keep saying ask your doctor for a low dose of a benzo..you can't get addicted if the doctor only prescribes it one time...but you will feel alot better especially for those start up effects

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      he dosnt like give them out , he only give me 7 , i been so careful with them taking hafl of 2mg i have one last and i keep saving it wen it gets very bad... intrusive thoughts very bad 😞

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      Usually folks that won't get another prescription for a benzo..turn to a prescribe sleeping pill..like ziplocone..it has calming effects if you take a half of your prescribed dosage..thats what I did before they approved my xanex..

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