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I know I keep posting time and time again but Im having a very hard time rite now. I'm on day 28 of 10mg citalopram. I was doing very good but the last 2 days I feel like I did before the pills. I don't understand. I can't get in the doc until Thursday. Please I need advice and help. Is this just a blip? Is this normal? Has this happend to anyone? Will it pass? Thank you all very much.

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    Hi Scott, hope that your ok, definitely just a blip, I've had really good days and not so good days, it's a long healing process but we all will get through it. Take it day at a time, I know it's hard but just think positive. At the moment I'm still having days where I'm ok, then another day my head feels fuzzy and today I've had a headache and felt dizzy. I'm just going day by day. Anxiety is horrible and I hate that feeling it brings. Mine is health related, so in my head I have had every illness possible. I feel for you, and I love this forum. I just want to feel better too, the anxiety for me suppresses then it comes back and I get over it and then something else pops up. Just keep going. I have seen the doctors lots and they are fab at reassurance but unfortunately they don't have to live with it. Take care, Sam
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    Hi Scott

    it could be a blip but it could also be due to being on a very low dose. If you are taking this for depression, you may need to think about increasing a little bit.

    Any chance you can get a telephone 'call back' from your doc? It's definitely worth getting a medical viewpoint. We are all so different in terms of how best to treat our illness. I stayed on 10mg for five/six weeks, then increased and did feel better for it.

    god bless xx

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    only way to deal with this for me was 1 day at a time, it is incredible how these little tablets can change our feelings that quick? But they do & I promise you before you know it you will feel better again, I started these tablets in 2010 20mg Then weened of to 10mg then back to 20mg in 2012 and been on them since So I know all the ups and downs of these tablets,it will pass. I know you are going mad at the moment Just have a nice hot bath and relax, think happy thoughts if you can I used to write down every Day how I felt On my IPhone journal I used to read a web site called "no more anxiety "It help a lot at the Time I still today have Bad Days So please keep in there we are all wishing you well. I'll even say a little prey for you cause I know at this moment in time you feel so lonely Take Care
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    Bless your heart Scott, it's sooo hard I know, I never thought I'd last through it but had no choice as I couldn't bear to feel so bad without! I've done 8 weeks on 10mg , the first bit is truly awful, then you feel a bit better, then you feel crap again, it's so cruel ūüėě have a look through the thread 'Why is it so hard getting on Citalopram' I was posting along with a few others and it's interesting to see the journey, it will get easier I promise but it's so slow, I would give it a while before upping the dose or the side effects will all come back and you'll still feel yuk!! Good luck xx much love xx
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    Hi Scott

    It is quite tough being on these meds, but it does get easier.  Recovery comes in patches/waves, so you will be up and down for a while, and it often foxes people into thinking the meds aren't working.  They are, and this proves they are too.  This is perfectly normal, so yes, regard it as a blip.  

    You will get better - you're just following the normal pattern of recovering.  However bad it feels, try and just remind yourself that your body healing and it's the meds doing their worst at the beginning - it gets easier.

    Hang on in there, and keep posting.

    K x

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    Hi scott

    Hope you don't think I'm patronising but can I just say anxiety is a habit your causing by feeding it with fear and questions.. I got rid of my severe anxiety and I mean horrendous anxiety!! by killing the fear just by getting on with my life making myself do the things I always did before anxiety and by making myself do things regardless of how scared I was believe me I was terrified it took so much courage and strength but I didn't depend on anything except my sheer determination that anxiety would never beat me not while I had a hole in my bum..n guess what eventually it evaporated xxx

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      I agree with you 100 percent except how do I do this? I don't get anxiety over certain things I wake up with this overwhelming feeling and I try so hard to beat this but I don't understand why I cant? All of this happend to me out of the blue about a month ago. I don't understand.
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      Asking questions is only natural when you don't understand what's happening to you though, and it's so helpful when you hear that you aren't alone in this fight.  Yes it's true that getting on with life helps greatly, but you try telling that to someone who is totally floored by their illness - unable to work, eat, socialise etc ...... my son couldn't work for 4 months, couldn't go out, desperately wanted to get on with his life ...... but couldn't, not at first.

      I was ill for 15 long years and got on with my life ...... married, had children, holidayed, socialised, worked, read everything I could about the illness ........ but my anxiety/depression dogged my every waking minute all that time, so my determination and hard work didn't shift it ..... until I started SSRI's.

      Asking, and having questions answered alleviates people's fears - understanding what is happening to you is the first part to the key of recovering.

      That's why everyone is here on this site.

      You get caught in a cycle - anxiety causes fear and the fear causes anxiety.  The medication helps to break this cycle.

      Scott, you will get better - the medication will do its magic in time.

      K x

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      Having an off today Kate, any advice would be greatfully received. Have that feeling in my gut and head feeling heavier today. Will I ever feel better all the time. Hubby is home on R&R and all I want is to be my bubbly self. I feel sick of feeling like this. Worried if I need to change the meds I don't want to go through the side effects. How much longer do I need to feel like this on 20 cit!! Been on them for 10 weeks now. Many thanks, Sam xx
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      Hi Sam

      Its so hard isn't it.  You need so much perseverance, and when you feel you can't go on, you need to find even more from somewhere.

      10 weeks, still early but equally you've come a long way already.  Some days will be harder than others ..... remember recovery comes in waves.  Ride the waves, go with them, and as hard as it gets sometimes remind yourself that you are heading towards the beach, towards recovery.  It will come.  We lose hope on our bad days, want to give up, but tomorrow or next week, or even next month, will be better.

      You will get better, you will start feeling glimpses of your bubbly self in time - just little snatches, and then it'll be gone.  But it'll come back time and time again ....... 

      I remember it so well - days, weeks, months - wanted to run away from it all, but had nowhere to go.  On your really bad days remind yourself that they're part of the healing process, but they'll get less frequent.

      Big hug Sam ....... push on through to recovery, 2016 will be your year xxx

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      Kate, You really are a star and have such amazing advice i can't thank you enough. U really give me hope that I am gonna beat this. Anxiety really does suck. Merry Christmas xxx
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      Hi Kate

      I'm not trying to be big or clever or try to say I'm better than anyone that was purely how I got over it and I do still get pangs of it every now and then I just don't let it consume me!! my story before in that short message to scott wasn't all of it.. Anxiety crippled me for 4 months where I couldn't work, eat, sleep and I nearly sent myself to a mental hospital and locked the door behind, me so please don't tell me how bad anxiety can get.. I wasn't going to let it get the better of me not 1 bit and I wasn't making excuses for it either because no matter what I wasn't weakening to it! I got through it and I hope my story gives people hope, strength and courage to see it off cos I was damned if it was going to ruin mine my children's lives too watching me go through hell like I was..

      Regards

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      Hi Chrissie

      Sorry, my post wasn't meant to come over like that - I was agreeing with you but adding on about the physical side of things too.  It's really such a difficult and miserable illness to cope with and know getting on with things is so tough, but with the help of meds, letting them do their work, getting on with life as normal as can be and letting them do their magic.

      I know for me, as soon as I started the meds I recovered.

      It takes a lot of dermination to battle what we have doesn't it.

      K x

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      Hi scott

      I never got anxiety over certain things either it was just there scott and mornings were horrendous! I'd wake up and be so so scared I didn't know what to do with myself.. One day I thought F this I'm gonna be the strongest I've ever been in my life and I acted like I was fine I'd wake up brush my teeth and I played and acted the me I was before the anxiety I was pretending it didn't exist.. I carried on like this regardless of how horrendous I felt..I sang songs loud I danced I distracted myself as much as possible because if you notice you don't have anxiety when your brains busy! I kept this up for a few months I played and acted like the me I was before until I started to slowly turn back into me again.. I did all the things I did before I never shy'd away from anything even though I felt I wanted to run away and hide I hung on in there it was very hard you have to be so strong.. But all the time tell yourself I'll get through it anxiety can suck my arse and you'll beat it.. Talk to people and don't hide away it'll bring your confidence back..The tablet really helps you too while your on this hairy ride it boosts you.. Message me anytime if your having a poo day and I'll keep encouraging you xxx

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      Yeah it's the worst thing I have honestly ever gone through in my life I would of given everything I owned to be right again.. I agree meds really help so much too..I'm just saying being strong and determined definitely helps..

      Good luck everyone and Merry Christmas ūüéĄ

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