Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

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I suffer with anxiety and have been prescribed Citalapram 10mg 8 weeks ago. I suffered horrible side effects but persevered. This was increased to 20mg 4weeks ago but I am now suffering a repeat of the side effects. I would be grateful for any advice.

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    Hi carole

    Hold on in there ! I know its awful that constant feeling but you will feel better! !

    I found an attitude that I was sick of this thing or feeling taking over my body!

    I said no thats enough to myself

    You have to take hold its your mind your body

    Tomorrow get up get dressed get out go buy yourself pair of shoes or some bubblebath or a treat

    Spoil yourself and the tablets will start to work without you noticing! !

    Take care

    Keep strong

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    Hi,

    I had mine increased from 20mg to 30mg 4 weeks ago and I had terrible side effects too. I can say though that the past few days I'm actually starting to feel the benefits.

    Hang in there, it will get better.

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    Hi Gill

    Thank you for your reply. I was on the old tricyclic anti depressants before which did not have such horrible side effects but the GP's don't issue them any more. It's a great comfort to receive these replies of encouragement as it's not all that easy to think straight when everything is turning upside down. I will hang on in there.

    Carole

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    Your very welcome!

    I am amazed how this chat page as helped me

    Why don't the doctors and councillors name it?

    I found it by chance and its so lovely to share!

    Ive done a lot of reading and self help because you have to get to know your self!

    Remember your special and this is just a blip

    Message anytime

    Take care

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    Hi,

    Yes, it will get better and I'm a living example of that. Mid October- terrible anxiety, couldn't sleep for more than 40 mins at night, sweating, shaking, heart palpitations, illogical thoughts etc. Prescribed 20 mg of Cit, horrible side effects, diarrhoea, lost almost 2 stone, no sleeping, dizzy, you name it I had it. took Zopiclone 7.5 and Lorazapam 2mg a day to help me get through. After about 4 weeks coz Cit didn't kick in was upped me dose to 30 and after about 5 weeks later started feeling better. So it took me about 7 weeks altogether to feel any positive results. Now, went back to work, no Zopiclone or Lorazapam, sticking to 25 mg of Citalopram and feeling great. No shaking, no fear, very optimistic and happy. So, keep it up and wait.

    Grace

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    Carole01120

    I would go back to your GP/DR for guidance. I know everyone absorbs meds differently, but for me the time you have allocated seems enough.

    I wish you well.

    Michelle

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    hi

    never posted before but feel desperate and cant speak openly to family or friends. I am 43 and have had awful recurring bouts of chronic depression since about 17. Been in hospital which wa truly awful when I was about 18 and on and off anti depressants since then. Constantly feel its a battle and so full of negativity and self hatred that I find it hard to shake it off. Cant find a reason for feeling so low - life is ok if a bit tedious but become very low very quickly. Have a good job bu now got in a mess financially as spend for no reason. hubby doesn't get the depression and feel I am ruining his life and it would be best if I just disappeared. keep thinking about how I could end all of this and not have to wake up feeling so bad and full of depair. please help I cant talk safely to anyone

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    Hi natalie

    Bless you I feel your pain (but you can get better!!!!!!!!)

    People who get anxiety and depression are special because they give to everybody and dont think about themselves!

    You never said if your taking cits first you must start to take them go to GP get that sorted first

    Dont give up they have side effects once you get over them life feels great

    Remember your not well treat yourself like that lots of rest watch a film read chill

    Keep in touch

    Gill

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    Natalie, I agree with Gill. Please find a good therapist and psychiatrist to help you through it. Write us often in this forum or seek a group for support. Just remember that there is always help. Best, DR.
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