Missed Citaliptam dose - back to square one?

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Hi Guys

This is a big thing for me as I'm really worried about sharing my feelings.

I've been on Citalopram for over 2 years with a few failed attempts to come off it.

A few weeks ago when I was on 20mgs I forgot 2-3 days of my tablets, silly I know.

A few days later....I felt 100% fine, everything was rosey. The next a dark cloak fell over me and everything was terrible. I don't want to meet friends, I'm weepy, I want to cling to my mum. But the most worst thing is I worry about my 8 year relationship, one minute I want to hug and kiss, the next I wonder wether I love him or not it's unbelievably confusing. Whenever I have a blip my biggest worry is depression ruining my relationship with my lovely, understanding, amazing partner. It makes me sick worrying about it. Citaloptam has sorted it these terrible feelings before I'm just worried this time it won't.

I've been on 40mgs again for 5 days now and I just can't seem to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Will they work again?

Has anybody felt like this before?

Sending happy vibes


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    i was on 30mg for a few years ,felt great so decided to come off them,so after a few months i came off them and everything was great till 1 day i was hit with the same feeling as you,it was horrible now im on 40mg and propronol for during the day,its took over a month for me to start feeling normal again but i did start feeling ok again and you will to just give it time,STAY STRONG AND KEEP FIGHTING THE FIGHT
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      Hi Gary

      Thanks for the reply, it's comforting to know other people know the feeling!

      I recognise these exact same feelings from when I have had blips before, which is the only thing keeping me believing that I will get better again. It's just a pain in the butt. Got to keep at it.

      Thanks for the kind words smile

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    Yes give the medication  time to work.



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    You never want to come off your meds. A doctor will decide if you  need to be taking less.  I've been on 30mg of Paxil since 1994 and I will never miss a day.  I  know what it was like before.  You can take an SRI forever.  Don't miss a single dose.

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    Hi Danielle - don't worry about not ever being free of your meds. Depression can be about chemical imbalances, and it seems your meds are doing the job of correcting that. It appears you need them to even out your mood, so just keep taking them. It's part of your daily routine and there's nothing to be ashamed or scared about. You are very lucky to have a loving and understanding partner.

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