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I've been on 10mg citalopram for 11 days now i havent been too bad the last few days but today my anxiety is through the roof, really dizzy, i feel sick, pounding head. Has anyone got success stories they can share? I know its early days but when should i start seeing little improvement? I've never been on citalopram before - i have sertraline but havent been on anything for 1 year now. Thanks x

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    just remember it's all completely normal what you are going through x they really do make you feel worse before better x

    it will pass it's just making it through to the 6 weeks mark x it wont be this hard until then but that's when you might start to see some improvements x even before that if you're one of the lucky ones

    I was on citalopram for 5 years and they were the best 5 years of my life x made the mistake of switching and after p*****g around for a year I'm back on them so I can guarantee that I felt the same as you x on day 11 x hope that helps 😊

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    I felt exactly the same in the beginning. Ive been on 10mg for just over 6 weeks now and most of the side effects have now settled and I'm feeling much brighter. It is really tough in the early days I thought I would never feel 'normal' again but honestly ride it out you won't regret it. Best decision I've made you just need to give it more time....good luck xx

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      For me it was about 4 weeks before I started to see any sort of improvement, I've read it can take longer for some so please preserver. It is till early days for me too but things are certainly more manageable and I'm now back at work after having to take 8 weeks off. It is absolutely awful there were times that I didn't want to go on but you will get there. I was literally counting the days hoping that the next would be better. It is hard but you will start to feel better, I know its easier said than done but you've got to tell yourself that it's just the side effects and that the medication is working, it will surpass in time. Xxx

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      JLLOYD85 Hi

      so it's normal not to go outside or wanting to do anything in the beginning on Celexa ?

      I'm at a point right now so fatigue and no wants or interest is that normal

      Yes I'm also home and in my 5 week at home in my bedroom no interest and can't handle loud noise

      I'm on the Celexa as of today 13 days

      is this normal side effects of Celexa

      my thoughts are will I ever come out of this , will the Celexa work and do what it's made for get rid of anxiety

      sorry did not mean to go on like this , scared that's all . Please get with me back on what u think and know of this Celexa

      thanks babsyboo

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      I had zero energy for weeks and weeks I barely left the house and couldn't even do menial things round the house as I was so tired. I literally used to get up and lay on the sofa all day until it was time to go back to bed. It is tough but things will improve, I started to notice a difference around 4 weeks. I felt scared too, I though I was going to be crippled with anxiety forever. Stick with it things will get better it just takes time. Time does go slow when your counting down the days, audio books helped me fill my days. I also made myself visit a good friend for an hour once a week even though I had to drag myself up and out, looking back it helped me massively. Good luck Xx

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    Hi Lauren

    It's still early days for you, it works sooner for some than others. Try not to focus on your side effects too much, try to carry on as best you can. Don't lose sight of the fact that these are side effects and are temporary and no matter how long it takes you will feel better.

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    Hi Lauren! I have been on celexa about 11 days as well. I have experienced headaches, indigestion and severe nausea. My emotions have been like a roller coaster as well. I have also been having a sore throat on and iff since starting?. Not sure if thats related or not but at this point I feel like every ailment could possibly be the Celexa?.

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