More side effects? Help....

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Hi all,

Not sure if the very sore stiff neck I have had for a few days is a side effect or not.

My insomnia is now out of control again, I thought this was better but it's returned.

I am also peeing for England again, this had also improved but has now returned. I have lost so much weight because of this.

I have some of the other side effects too, but the above are more worrying and constant.

I am 6 weeks in today.

Will this ever end...

Best wishes

Sophie ☺ x

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    Not sure about the stiff neck Sophie, but have had tense shoulders since starting Cita 17 days ago. Possibly just need to relax into the process and stop trying to count the hours until I start feeling better. As for the insomnia, mine is as bad as ever and I sit watching the clock from around 3 am which sucks and renders me pretty useless during the day. so yes, looking forward to a bit of sleep and having an appetite again. Have had a few extra pee breaks, but I think I have been drinking more water because of the dry mouth. I hope things start looking up for you soon, and well done for making it to 6 weeks. Are you taking 20mg?
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      Hi Lee,

      Yes...20mg.

      I just hope things settle down for everyone going through this.

      Other site users seem to say stick with it, so I guess that's what we will have to do.

      Best wishes

      Sophie ☺ x

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    I get the "tired" neck deal now and then. It feels like my head has a 20lb weight on it. Insomnia also but CIT saved my life so im okay with this. If my neck gets too tired, i just lie down for a bit and im ok
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    Hi Sophie, i am on 20mg and into week six now. Most of the side effects have settled down but there is alway one that rears up most days - just dont get them all at once anymore. I said to my wife two days that I thought I was actually side effect free at last then bang! - two bad night's sleep and a big anxiety attack today. But the good news is that the underlying trend is positive. We have had a number of worrying and stressfull situations in the last week and i have remained much calmer and clear thinking than I would have before.  In fact I am now worrying about not being worried about anything :-) Seriously, the consensus of opinion on all those who contribute to the forum is that the benefits will come for almost everyone at some point. Treat the side effects as an annoying fly that you cant seem to swat. Put up with them and look for the positives coming through. I personally think there will be some side effects all the way through the treatment - we will just manage to cope with them better because the meds are working on the main problems. Keep focussed on the better things in your life. Do two positive things every day - one for yourself and your own well-being and one for someone else who needs a hand. Best wishes.
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    Its funny you speak of a sore neck Sophie I have had one but didint make the connection strangly, its like I have worked out but I think my case is minor in comparison as I dont read too much into so cant have been too bad. There will be some things slightly different to you and David and the other folks! So many variables all I can say is get something to help with sleep and work on a sleep ritual staying calm before bed will be vital also! take care! 
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      Hi Stevo,

      Thanks for replying.

      I have tried everything to help me sleep. All the usual suspects Kalms, Nytol, breathing, relaxation, sleep hygiene etc.

      I have sleeping tablets from the doctor but take them sparingly as I don't want to get addicted.

      If you have any other suggestions or aids I would be eternally grateful. I know there used to be something called Slumber by Seven Seas, but I can't find it online.

      Thanks

      Best wishes

      Sophie ☺ x

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      Hi Sophie, I was taking unisom sleepgels when i had a couple of bad nights that worked really well not addictive and can be purchased over the counter. I like that you dont take them constantly thats what I did also have them as a last resort! being relaxed before bedtime is critical without sounding creepy I have heard that sex is one of the best one's as it releases a lot of unburnt energy and settles things mentally ?? do you read before bed? as that works for most people unwinds nicely. I think the biggest thing for sleeping is not going to bed anxious easier said that done but with good management that can certainly get you off to sleep. Hang in there it will get better x
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      Hey Sophie, how did you sleep any better? what coun try do you live in? I know they sell unisom sleep gels here in most chemist type stores no prescription required, they are like a antihistamine that make one drowsey and doze off not sure about sustained sleep I always found them to make me power nap for a few hours and even though I didnt sleep more than 7 hours say that was a quality sleep.I find these days I get to sleep ok by taking a magnesium tablet that relaxes you I dont really feel much different but thats part of the ritual of having a checklist and convincing the mind we are going to sleep and it works I sleep about 5 hours a night waking maybe 2-3 times at worse but when I wake I fell ok and tell myself I can manage with that much sleep. x
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      Hi Stevo,

      I live in the Uk. Tried a few places but can't find the sleepgels.

      What does the magnesium do?

      Would you be able to pm me with what you do to get to sleep. I am really sorry to ask but have had to take prescribed sleeping tablets the last few nights just to get any sleep at all.

      I am really desperate to get some decent, quality sleep.

      Thanks again....

      Best wishes

      Sophie ☺ xx

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