Just started my first ever batch, any advice?

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Hey guys, 

26-year-old dude living in London, finally decided that after my best attempts (meditation, exercise, healthy lifestyle, reading all literature) I needed some additional help. 

Took my first Citalopram this morning (19/08/15) and wondering if anyone ha some advice, tips or general hand holding as I heard it can be rough. 

Cheers all

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    Hi welcome to the club, citalprom affects people differently l had no much side effects except diarrhea, after 2 months l was happy again, how were u feeling b4 u decided to sick GP help, this is a good site, do not be shy to ask for any changes, etc cheeers
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      Thanks, dude. Glad this community is here. 

      Felt just awful really, pretty much all the time. I'm super sociable which means no one would ever know but when I'm in my own world it was torture. Starting to think it wasn't eve worth waking up the next day cause I could anticipate the triggers and reactions. 

      First day has gone OK. Few headaches, few trips to the bathroom but weirdly (I know it takes a while to work), I've been very calm. Although that just might be psychological! 

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    It probably depends on your dose. When I first started I didn't have any side effects. When I upped my dose years later I had a few issues. If I took it in the morning it made me very drowsy, but when I took it at night I had terrible insomnia. After a few weeks this resolved itself. Be patient if you have side effects because they will go away
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      20mg to start but going up to 40mg in a few weeks. 

      Good to know about the insomnia. I understand that might not happen to me but I was considering taking it in the night so I'll wait until a risk-free day to try it. 

      Thanks smile

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    Hi Partridge

    Like the other say, some people are affected more by side effects than others.  If you find you get them bad, remember they will ease off in time.  You may find your anxiety and/or depression gets worse at the beginning too, but try not to worry as this will ease too.  

    This is medicine is really good, but you do have to be really patient for it to take dull effect.  It can be weeks or it can be 3-4 months.  Just keep persevering.  It works really, really slowly so remember progress should be measured month by month, not week by week.

    The wait is so worth it though.  When it works, it works really well !!

    K x

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