Mind Still Racing

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Hey

So I've been on citalopram for 6mths now,starting at 10mg for four months and now on 20mg.

My mind won't stop racing day and night it's driving me insane. I've no idea why and I have thought about why this is happening but I've no answers....

Is this a side effect from the medication? Will it ever stop? I can't go thru life like this every day sad

Any help much appericated as always

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    yes those side affect do make you feel that way,i get the same feeling, was told to cut pill in 1/2, take one in morning and the other in afternoon. but if the side affects are that bad after 6 months of taking, i would call your dr
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    Hi I can sympathise with you I started cit end of October 10mg then 20mg then last 4 weeks 30mg felt ok on 30 then this week the thoughts and anxiety are back I go on holiday in9 weeks and I really don't want to go feeling like this my kids are so excited to be going to Florida and I just feel flat. The doctor has spoke about maybe changing medication to venaflaxine but I'm terrified. I feel a bit out of it this week and have no concentration at all my husband had a conversation with me last night and I have no recollection of it at all. Xxxxx
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      Dawn

      Dont change your medication yet.  If you've only had a dose increase recently you'll be feeling side effects again too.  Recovering on this medicine takes a long time, and a lot of perseverance is needed.  If you change your meds you'll go through the same process.  You're nearly there.  It took me 3-4 months on 1 dose to start feeling the benefit of these meds and by 6 months I was feeling great.

      Recovery happens so slowly you hardly notice it.  Each week that went by I had such small changes, as well as the bad low times.  In time these small changes built up so I started noticing I felt lighter, I had lot thought of 'it' for a while etc and the low times got less.

      Patience, perseverance ........ xx

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      Hi Kate I'm now 8 weeks tomorrow on my increase to 30 mg and once again I feel weird and flat had a good few weeks before it now feel like I have pressure in my head and I'm going back the way I was the anxiety is back with a vengence as is the racing thoughts was wondering if you have any advice? X
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      That flat feeling will come and go and you often feel like you're back at the start again.  Seems to happen with most people when trying to recover.  In my experience this flatness seems quite a normal part of the process, and if you just accept it, carry on in life as calmly as you can,  go out and enjoy things as much as you can, it will disappear again.  Accepting it as part of recovery and trying to stay as calm as possible is quite hard especially when you want it to go away now, but it will lift again.  I had this time and time again, and the flat times got less severe each time and eventually I didn't get them at all.

      I don't know why we have this up and down time and it misleads so many people.  People often think the meds aren't working, but they are.  It's such a long, long road to recovery, and often isn't a smooth ride.

      It should pass.

      K x

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    Hi

    Maybe as you've only been on 20mg for 2 months you're still getting side effects.  20mg is the usual dose, so I'd think you're still getting the meds into your system.  Racing thoughts are a side effect and should settle in time.

    Anxiety also causes thought to race, making the mind tired, then thoughts stick to a tired mind.  Keeping busy (but not rushing about frantically) and the medication will ease them in time.

    Keep busy, exercise, walk and get fresh air, socialise - do everything as normal and don't try to make them go - they'll go in their own time.  Let them be there, but remind yourself they're only temporary.

    K x

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    Hi Pretty lady may be you should contact either your Doctor or the MIND organisation,  I am on 40mgs I do get your symptoms but you can learn to relax, You wont beat them but you can divert them..The clever little bugga's hit when you least expect them, lie down, listen to soft music let hubby hold you, 
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    Hey Everyone

    Thanks for the advise much appericated smile

    It's a awful struggle feeling like this everyday sad

    My sleeping pattern is off an I wake up a few times during the night just when I thought that side effect was gone... The mind is such a powerful thing and it's driving me crazy sad last night I had suicide thoughts which scared me alot... I'm worried about these thoughts recurring... everyday I can't help think about how I feel an if I'm ever going to get better...

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