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I have been on Cit for only 3 days. Not long, I know. However, I have completely lost my appetite. When I force myself to eat, I am off to the loo not long after. I struggle to get out of bed, and have sudden panick attacks that might last for 5 minutes, or hours. It feels yuck. I have also had a few headaches. I feel quite nervous, and lack interest to do anything. My goodness, I feel I have made a big mistake. Does it pass? Because I dont know how long I can have this for as my depression is already bad, dont really want it worse. That was not the point. I am on 10. Doc said take 10 if I want to start with only 10. So, I decided 10 mg would be a good start and then up the dose. Now I am nervous I am not on high enough and going up to 20 will cause worse side effects again. Any help welcome. 

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    These side effects are from hell. I went through this for two weeks. I would not wish it on anyone. My appetite didn't come back for months and be prepared for the insomnia. Launch awake All night, literally for a couple of weeks with zero sleep.

    I would stop. And ask the doctor for meds with few side effects. I also use to wake up with no energy and the feeling of vomiting everyday. I would never go on these ever again.

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    Hello, love!

    I have been on Celexa for five weeks and three days. One week on 10mg to start off and then I have been on 20mg since. For the most part, I had all the same side effects, sleep and my appetite returned last week, but since Monday I have had an upset stomach, nausea and diarrhea. Now, I can sleep through the night, but I keep waking up. You know how your mind wanders even when you're trying to sleep, or you have dreams that aren't nightmares, but they are weird enough to make your eyes open and say wtf? Well, that's me now. I have had bad heartburn the past week, so I went to the pharmacy to see if taking Zantac would hurt. No, not a problem. The pharmacist also reminded me to always take food with it every morning, because anti-depressants are hard on the stomach as is. Always try to eat. Someone also told me to 6-8 weeks for the medication to show improvement.

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    Hi. The side effects do make your symptoms worse for about 3-weeks in my experience. I started on 20mg as I didn't want to go through the side effects twice. It does pass but takes time. The fact that you're having the side effects lets you know it's working it's just a huge bummer it has to get worse before it gets better. Try and be kind to yourself and try and eat 3x a day even if it's a little bit. It will help. Hang in there and you will start to notice a difference in a couple weeks. It's worth the wait.

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    Give yourself time to get used to your medications. You are taking ten mg so carry on if your GP is happy. You will have contraindications until you get used to the medication so do not worry

    If you are having problems eating make an appointment or talk to the phone to GP or Nurse in a couple of days time

     

     

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    Have decided to up my dose to 20mg. The doc said i could start with either 10 or 20 so as i have only been on 10 for 3 days, I thought I may as well go to 20 now being as I am having side effects anyway. Started 20 this morning. Went to bed last night at 9.30 exhasted from the days anxiety and lack of food. Fell asleep ok then woke up 2 or 3 hours later feeling anxioius, and lay awake all night just praying for this feeling to go away. Thinking of all the past memories, and bad stuff to the point I couldnt stand it. My tummy rumbling, even though I am not hungry. And thinking about the day ahead and how exhausted and anxious I will be having now not eaten, slept, and with anxiety. Gees, I hope I have done the right thing by going on this. Oh well, time will tell. 
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      Thanks. I needed to hear that. I have been beside myself. I am currently nearing the end of 2 weeks annual leave and am so worried how i will cope with going back to work. I work with preschoolers! Nervous of an anxiety attack. Trying to stay away from my bed which I want to just drop into whenver i pass it. Behind on study because I can't bring myself to do anything at all, even go out. Hope it passes real soon. 

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