Keep thinking something is wrong

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Im new to the forum so be kind, I went to the doctor on the 25th January after feeling really bad with headaches and general nausea.

The doctor then went through aload of questions and diagnosed me with anxiety and depression, since then ive been on 10mg of citalopram.

Up until yesterday I fealt as if I was getting better but last night I got a real bad head ache and the terrible feeling that something is seriously wrong.

Anybody else had any experiences like this?

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    I was the same, i was convinced i had a brain tumor, i had really bad headaches felt sleepy all the time, felt sick and was really anxious and felt something was seriously wrong with me. I was tearful and felt scared. This is normal to feel like this. After taking Citalopram for about 4 months i feel so much better, to start with i had a really rough time with the meds but you have got to keep taking it and gradually it will get better, even now i still have the odd bad day, but this feeling will pass.

    I am sure there are lots of people on this forum who have felt like this as well, hang in there it will get better honest! xx

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    You are in the early stages of getting used to citalopram and you can expect experiences like this before things get better. It took me nearly two months before I got to the stage where I almost always feel fine. Hang in there because the end result is well worth it.
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    thank you so much Sharon1982, that is exactly what has been happining to me. Just hearing that someone else has had the same experience is a big relief.

    I guess the whole point of having anxiety is always thinking something is wrong, hopefully these pills and therapy will change my mindset!

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    I guess this is also what I have posted in my Very Scared and Confused experience topic.

    I feel that rather than my original symptoms worsening, that Im thinking up new things that are wrong? Im scared i have a very serious mental health illness, whereas before i was just thinking it a very bad self-esteem/confidence problem.

    Im scared whether to be trusting these thoughts or merely put it down to the medication talking? I don't want to be naieve - but i guess if others too have felt this way then it must be the drugs?

    I did wake up this morning feeling a little more functional.

    How are you now MR.DH?

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    Your not the only one Sarah1986, I always fear the worst and even if im told im ok I always think \"What if there wrong?\"

    I know I cant go through life always thinking that becuase thats not the life I want, Im only 23 so I had to get it sorted so it didnt ruin my life completely.

    Ive stopped drinking coffe, coke and energy drinks and I think this helps with my anxiety.

    Ive stopped hanging round my mates that made me feel inferior and put me down and it helps build my confidence back up.

    Hope your ok Sarah1986

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    I hope you are feeling a bit better now? How are you getting on?

    I can relate to what you say about the caffeine and the friends, i think they must have an impact on anxiety. I think you've done well in making some decisions, as sometimes its those 'simple' decisions which are so influential in our lives.

    I too am 23 and looks like I'm just under a week compared to you of being on the medication.

    I really am questioning everything about myself, to the very core - bringing up stuff that happened a long time ago - I don't feel I know whats real and whats true any more. Very scary. I'm starting to wonder if ive ever been happy which isnt something I had worried about before...

    Let me know how you are now?

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    Im starting to have more better days than bad days so hopefully it continues.

    Ive always bottled up my emotions and never really show my true feelings as I always wanted to play the bloke that nothing affected him but when you dont react to your mates jibes they tend to do it more becuase they get away with it.

    At the moment im in the mind set that nothing ever goes right for me and I never have any luck, which then makes you think whats the point of trying anymore. I know this is the wrong way to think but its hard changing.

    Just hearing that other people have the same experiences let you know that your not on your own and its not only you.

    Hope your well sarah1986 x

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