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I've recently started taking 20mg of cit. I was terrifed by some of the posts on here about side effects. I must admit to having some for two days but it went.

The fact you're on here and taking cit means, that like me, you aren't happy and are doing something positive about it : ) The worst thing you could do is seek guidence from a bunch of fellow anxious people. I was on the phone to my sister within minutes of reading posts on here for the first time.

Just because someone has grown four heads doesn't mean you will. You have taken steps to get help and may experience some side effects. It's a small price to pay to stop hating yourself. At least that's what I think. I'm seven days in and the voice in my head that would put me down is gone. The silence is beautiful.

Any other positive stories?

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    Its good to read a positive message smile

    Whilst I agree that alot of the comments on here are quite alarming, have to admit that reading the posts on here helped me take the plunge to start taking the cit.

    I resisted for a month after the Dr prescribed them, but things got worse and I just got lower.

    Have to say that the cit has helped me regain a bit of control over my emotions and like you, stop listening to that destuctive voice in the head.

    I've been on it now for 4 weeks and have had a slower response than yourself, but its all positive and I'm heading in the right direction.

    All the best, and keep getting well

    M

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    Hi,

    I've been on 20mgs of Cit for 5 months now. After 8 weeks I felt a lot better, it turned off a lot of self hatred and made me look at myself and my life more realistically.

    It has lifted me and helped me to be enthusiastic about the future.

    I haven't felt emotionally flat, I just don't cry all the time anymore.

    I don't think people should see this as a miracle drug that will instantly make you happy but it has definately helped me. When I started taking it I was very low, I didnt want to kill myself but felt very pessimistic about my life, totally apathetic. Now I'm in a far more positive place. X

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    Hi,

    I've been on 20mgs of Cit for 5 months now. After 8 weeks I felt a lot better, it turned off a lot of self hatred and made me look at myself and my life more realistically.

    It has lifted me and helped me to be enthusiastic about the future.

    I haven't felt emotionally flat, I just don't cry all the time anymore.

    I don't think people should see this as a miracle drug that will instantly make you happy but it has definately helped me. When I started taking it I was very low, I didnt want to kill myself but felt very pessimistic about my life, totally apathetic. Now I'm in a far more positive place. X

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    My experience has also not been too bad - a few days of minor side effects (to be expected on any medication) but now all pretty much balanced out. I think a few days of slight discomfort is worth it to get on the road to recovery.
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    Hi.

    Thought I should share my positive experience with citalopram as well.

    Today I have take my third dosage. I started noticing small changes on the first dosage. I felt uplifted, like a small weight has been lifted off my chest. I have moments of lucidity now that last longer every day. You don't know what this means to me... I haven't been clear headed in years! I've calmed down, don't feel aggressive and angry all the time and for stupid reasons. For the first time in years I've been able to look at my fiancé lovingly, and see a man that loves me beyond everything.

    I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. Also have symptoms of OCD, panic disorder, body dismorfia and paranoia. Since I've started Cit, these have all been diminished. Still feel a bit anxious and everything, but nothing I can't handle.

    Don't get me wrong, it's not a miracle cure. I pay for every moment of lucidity that I get throughout the day. I've got headaches, constipation, diahoreea, aches and pains, severe physical fatigue, my sleeping in erratic even on sleeping pills, cotton mouth, stomach pains, loss of appetite, heart palpitations. Most of the day I'm dizzy, confused, disoriented. But I would gladly go through any side effect listed for those moments of lucidity and for the fact that my memory is coming back... I can remember what I did 10 mins ago and I can remember that my fiancé said he loved me just before he left for work! This is priceless for me!

    I will stick through the side effects no matter how bad they get, because I can see the benefits.

    Many thanks for listening to my rant and I hope this helps someone on this forum.

    X

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    reading these has made me feel better !!! im on my first week day 7 ,being sick ,night sweats, anxious urinatinating a lot and sleepless ...but if this will pass ,it will be worthwhile ,to wake up without doom and gloom !! , to be positive , please please work !! i want me back again !!
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    I'm up to 40mg after 2 months on 20mg and so far it has been good for me. However the CBTs and councilling should ought to be considered if offered. Everything helps to deal with depression.
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    4 weeks in and feel better , apart from celebrating my birthday this weekend and waking up today with the old usual panic and anxiety ... bad but managed to get upfor work ..I work nights and stomach is still panicky sad prescribed 20 mg ,Ive upped it half a tablet though its seems it can take eight weeks ... I just want to be better ,
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    Citalopram really helped me, I wrote some posts on here about it! The side effects can be bad to start with, but they do get better. Remember when reading posts on here that people are suffering anxiety and/or depression so may not always be able to give the most objective views.
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