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Morning everybody,

OK so here we go again. I originally startedon 10mg of citalopram and it helped me pretty much be me again then exactly one month later I crashed almost as if I never even took them. Then the docs boosted me up to 20mg and after 3 days I was doing great again. Now ut has been 29 days on the 20mg and I woke up with this panic and surge of cold rushes it really freaked me out. It reminded me if when all this first started. I don't understand what's going on here. I can't keep doing this. I'm doing better now It kind of hit me extremely hard then worked itself away. But I'm so confused on what's going on. Please if anyone can explain what's going on I'd really appreciate it.

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    Hello 

    You don't say how long  in total that you have been on the tablets but you mention about a month on the current dose.

    what you are experiencing is perfectly normal and the highs and lows are typical when first starting this medication.  This may continue for a few more weeks but eventually tapers off and you will start to feel great again. 

    Please stick with it,  it's early days for this medication and it can take a couple of months or more for the benefits to kick in.  Good luck 

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      I will be starting month 3 tomorrow. Month 1 was 10mg and month 2 is 20mg. I just don't understand how this is happening with a pattern? And as soon as I up my dose it goes away almost immediately?
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    Recovery on these comes in waves / patches.  You'll start to feel well and some time later find yourself back at the start - it's normal.  a lot of people aren't told of this and so when it happens rush to get their meds increased which actually doesn't solve the problem.  Yes we all need different doses but whatever dose you're on, you will probably go through this phase.  For months and months your mood will be up and down and the best way to deal with it is to accept it and let it be there, understand its part of recovery, carry on as best you can and in time it will lift and you'll feel good once again.  This pattern will repeat itself time and time again until the good times get longer and stronger and the bad times get less until they no longer come.

     

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      Kate I'm struggling so bad rite now all I want to do is cry. I can't handle thsee feelings anymore. I don't know what to do. I was feeling so good I just don't understand.
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