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hi all,i got up feeling fine...now feeling low.It took 5 weeks to settle on these tablets and now the doc has put them up i feel like im back to square one again.Im not going to let it get to me as i know ive got to get used to them again,i just find it frustrating. :roll: i went to the shop earlier and found it hard to drive again,that upset me as ive only just been driving more this week as ive felt better!Never mind,im determind to get through this.Its hard when your feeling low.How can a tablet make you feel good one day and awfull the next!Still ive had 3 good days so 1 bad day isnt that bad...hopefully feel better tomorow.Just wish this dizzy head would go away,i cant even walk in a straight line..not good!

kim.x

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    Hi Kim

    I'm really sorry to read you have taken a step back again hun. I admire your determination - it will help you a great deal.

    Just keep reminding yourself it's the increased dose that is causing this setback and not you that isn't improving.

    Fingers crossed once your body adjusts again to the higher dose you will start to feel better again.

    Stay strong Kim - we are all pulling for you.

    Love & hugs

    Melbi xxx

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    hi kim. just wanted to reassure you if i can. my doc put my dose from 10. to 20, then on to 40mg. i feel that once the 40 settled into my system it seems to have regulated me.

    i hope this too happens with you kim, and if you could just give it a while longer.

    all the very best to you...take your time...lv alyxxx

    regardes and love to you too melbixx

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    Hi Kimol, melbi and aly, how are you all?

    Yes, aly , i am with you on that, things have started to improve in my head and with my behaviour since my dosage was increased to 30mgs, Though had a few streesful days, but due to imitigating circumstances....and I reckon anyone would have felt like me. Luv and hugs to you al. remeber chins up and.......out! take care.

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    Morning all :D

    Stick with it Kim - you CAN and WILL beat this!

    It's good te hear of your well being aly :D it isn't an easy road to take is it?

    Katy - my friend - what can I say! Chin up - shoulders back (that forces the other things up and out :wink: )

    I'm doing good now :D

    Sleeping well - the tablets are great - they give me no time or opportunity to think! Nope - not capable of a thought within 30 minutes of taking them! Feeling so much more confident and relaxed during the daytime, yesterday I was up for 6am showered, dressed cleaned the house, went to the shops and was sitting down by the afternoon having a lovely chimwag with Kim on msn. Later, I cooked dinner then we all relaxed in front of the TV watching nothing - spent the whole evening chatting and laughing.

    When that ugly little demon tries to show itself I push it away and now have the energy to get up and do something to help me keep it away.

    Melbi xxx

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    :shock: Melbi, :monster: I am jealous!!!1I am glad to hear you are doing well, you deserve to be.I need :tea: today, lots of it. I wish I had been more honest with my doctorm I wish , i had asked, \"Pleases put me in hospital, Ive had enough\", Soo tired! Its one or the other, really jaded and eating like a pig, or really active, starving myself. Hmmm katy...where are you?
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    Katy if you are feeling that bad and feel you need to be in hospital all you have to do is go to your local A&E. They will take over from there.

    It's a huge decision to make though - are you really sure that is where you want or need to be?

    Can't you ask a family member to have the children for a weekend or a few days - that would enable you to rest - less pressure and not having to think about looking after the children for a couple of days would give you some respite.

    Do you feel you are going to harm yourself or harm someone else?

    If yes, then get yourself off to the hospital - if no then try and arrange for someone to have your children for a few days and use that time to do nothing - just rest, rest and more rest!

    Take care sweetheart and try to stay strong - and doesn't that just about take up all our energy - leaving us drained and unfit to do anything else.

    If I could - I'd get a bulldozer and shorten the very long and bumpy road you are on; I'd turn on all the lights in that dark tunnel you have become a prisoner in and take all your worries, anxieties from you and bury them in some deep gooey pit where they could never escape from and burden you again.

    Alas! I do not have the powers, so you will just have to put up with my prattling words and know that no matter what - I am here for you.

    Melbi xxx

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    Morning everyone!!!Thanks for all your support.Still dizzy today,you would think id get used to it by now,but its horrid!I will give it time.got up early to beat the tescos rush,didnt work,buy the time my daughter finished doing her hair we got there and it was busy! :shock: I cant stand it like that...my anxiety going round was awfull,but i did it and havnt got to go anywere all day now....Got a nice roasty for dinner with trifle. :roll: yum!!

    Kate hope your ok,sorry to read your feeling bad.Its hard when you have kids when you feel like that.Melbi you are so sweet with the things you say.I feel like my head is going to fall off today,it feels really heavy!Another day another moan...Thats all i seem to do lately.

    kim.x

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    yes, not feeling very well at all, but then again, though I am really dizzy and anxious and feeling angry at the world, im still not as bad as Iwas before taking medication. Has anyone got symptoms of sinisitis, sorry about the spelling, yup! Obviously, not a medical expert, just me :oops:
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    hi kate,sorry your feeling low.I had sinus thing(i cant spell either)last year.Down one side of my face on my nose.it was so painfull.i also had pain on one side of my neck..also ear ache.awfull infection.you need antibiotics for it.bless you,ive had a sore throat all week.when your feeling low anyway it make you feel worse.hope you feel better soon.kim.x
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    ' Afternoon everyone.

    TT - Katy - sorry to hear you feeling so low. It sounds as if you really need to accept whatever help you can secure - family or medical- to get some rest. It's hard enough battling this thing and the constant tiredness is so draining both mentally and physically. Sinusitis can be particularly nasty as well. Crushing pain in your forehead and then your whole face feels numb but painful - like a gripping mask. Have you tried steam inhalation for this? It's something my mother used to do and seemed to really help her without taking any other drugs.

    Melbi. So pleased the Zopiclone are helping you to cope. You sound so upbeat which is splendid. :D Long may it continue!!

    Kim - enjoy your lunch and here's to more good days than bad.

    Stay strong everyone. :dragon: Keep fighting this thing!

    Best regards to all

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    Oh Stiltman I really do wish you would register here at PUK. You have so much to offer other people - I know your wise words have helped me on numerous occasions. I don't know why - but guest just doesn't seem right.

    Please register - we girls promise not to hound you (too much) with private messages :shock:

    Kim the dizziness just has to be the most awful thing ever - I'm still experiencing some dizzy spells but nothing too much to get me down - they are very similar to the brain zaps in the way it comes and goes within seconds then all is okay again. But to suffer constant dizziness must be really awful - I really do hope it settles down for you very soon.

    Katy - to help with sinus pain do as Siltman says but add 1 teaspoon of salt to a pint of steaming water and inhale for at least 10 minutes 3 or 4 times a day. Be careful not to have the water too hot or the steam will scald the inside of your nose - not nice at all :shock:

    You can also make this mixture up and leave in the fridge for up to 24 hours and use it as nasal drops 3 or 4 times a day - obviously wait until it has cooled before putting any up your nose.

    Now I have to ask something quite bazaar :roll:

    While taking citalopram the arthritic pain I experience in my wrist and fingers eased off. Over the last couple of days it has started to become more painful again :evil:

    Could citalopram really have helped with this pain? Have I discovered some new drug that could help arthiritis :shock: not that I'd recommend citalopram to anyone for that purpose lol but does seem rather strange that while taking it the pain eased but now it is returning.

    Melbi xxx

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