just starting taking citalopram

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Hi my dr has just prescribed me 10 of citalopram to start off with rising to 20 in the 2nd week for depression and im worried about side affects, just taken the first tablet this morning and i feel lousy is it likely the tablet or me stressing about it thanks

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    Hi Damo 47,

    This is how i felt 6 weeks ago when i started , i felt lousy for three weeks with side effects but they have all passed now i have some good days now and the odd bad one. It is really worth the wait even though it takes a while to work. Keep going and take one day at a time , take care, keep us updated. xx

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      Thanks bernieh i think its going to be a tough few weeks but encouragement like yours it what i need many thanks x
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    Hi, I'm on week 8 taking 20 mg cit. at the start the side effects made me question whether I wanted to continue on with the medication. Reading the comments on this forum kept me going and I'm so glad I have. I'm feeling so much better now, still a few issues around sleeplessness and night sweats but definitely more like my old self now. Stick with it, it will get better
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      Hi lifechanging did you start on 20mg and what was you taking it for, glad to hear your feeling  better just hope the side affects are nice to me
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      Hi, I started on 20mg. Unlike others I have read about on this forum I didn't have a gradual build up from a lower dose. I was put on them for depression and all the nasty side effects it brought with it.

      I'm not going to lie to you the side effects weren't pleasant and I did feel worse before I started to gradually feel better. Everyone has a different reaction so hopefully you will sail through

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    What sid effects have you been experiencing.

    I wudl be interested in what the others side effects have been?

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      Hi christine only took the first one today so far no probs but i think they might take about 3 days before i'll know about any side effects will keep posting be lucky x
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      I have real problems sleeping and do not feel much benefit at present.

      Thanks for getting back to me.

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      Hi Damo.

      I started out on 10 mgs for 7 days then 20 mgs and have taken them for just over three weeks.

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      Hi christine from what im reading the insomnia settles down and once this happens you start sleeping much better and recovery starts hope thats soon for you
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      Hi Damo I really hope so .

      I do hope that you are Ok and it is great to be able to chat with you on here.

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    Side fx suck. For me it was waking at 3/4am. Anxiety early morning and dizziness/drunk feeling increasing when I went up to 30mg. I dropped back to 20 as the feeling of being uncoordinated & unstable was too much & the same as when I spent all summer on way too much effexor. I hear a lot about them being transient but boy do they suck. I used Clonazepam to help with sleep.

    these tablets certainly made me feel lousy too. But they do change over time. 

     

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      Thanks petersinpain im expecting the worst but hoping for the best had to do something i just wasnt getting better on my own fingers crossed eh
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