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Hi everyone, I have just joined and this is my first post so please excuse me if I have done it in the wrong format/thread etc.I am also unsure as to how much background to give so sorry if any of it is irrelevant.About 6 months ago I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety and depression with likely cause being worried about ongoing health issues for 18 months.
I see a pdoc weekly and a psychologist 3 weekly and have been unable to work for several months due to my condition.Luckily it is my own business and I have a great business partner and staff to carry it on so I am blessed not to have financial concerns.
I have been on Pristiq, Cymbalta and discontinued both due to bad experiences.Currently I take Mirtazapine (remeron) nightly which gives an excellent eight hours of sleep.Since coming off Cymbalta about 4 weeks ago I have been taking 5 to 10mg of valium to assist with withdrawals and current anxiety.This week pdoc will prescribe alternative to valium, possibly Seroquel.
Finally here is the help I am looking for......
I started Citalopram 11 days ago at 10mg for a week and since then I have been on 20mg.Dizziness,some headaches and mild nausea so far but overall not too bad compared to my previous meds.I have noticed that since taking Citalopram my anxiety seems more constant (and worse on waking) and stronger leading me to take more valium (with pdoc's agreement).I have also noticed that my depressive moods have deepened and I feel despair much of the time and cry a great deal of the time until the valium calms me.Appetite is depressed but pick up mood about 7pm onwards and appetite returns strongly.I would really like to hear anyone's thoughts on my experience with Citalopram so far.I know it is very early days of taking it but is it likely it is initially making me feel worse and realistically when could I expect it to start helping.Sorry for this being so long winded and thanks for your patience in reading it.
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