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5 weeks on increase and struggling,sick with sore throat on top of anxiety!Seems my anxiety has increased this fourth and fifth week on increase!I love to read through old posts where people were getting lots of assurance and feedback but I guess this blog had hit a slow point  or everyone is better

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    I feel that same exact way.  Like everyone just didn't need to be on here anymore.  You may remember me from another thread.  My son is on that crap. It's given him the worst panic attacks! He never had anxiety even close to what this has done to him.  

    Doctors truly don't know how this med works..  which is why I'm here.  I went by what all the others told me 

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      Hi Jojo 

      Sorry to hear your son is still struggling I wish I could help but have no experience with autistic children , maybe do a google search for “ children with autism and ssri’s“ you might find there is a support group that can give you more helpful advice.

      Hope things get better.

      Matt 

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    Hi Monica

    Sorry your feeling so crap it’s so hard I know.

    I too needed reassurance and support which I have found very helpful.

    Everyone is different so I can only let you know how things have been for me , I crashed with a “burn out” work related nearly 5 months ago , for me the Cit has got me out of the dark hole I was in , couldn’t even get out of bed for a few weeks , horrible side effects from the Cit and horrible anxiety symptoms, Cit side effects gone apart from very tired and some hot sweats. The anxiety is much improved but low mood still there especially in the morning.

    I realised through help from Kate and a book that I wasn’t going to be one of those lucky people who recover and get on with my life through Cit alone , I have had to take action to help myself , so I’m pushing myself to join clubs like yoga and fitness, go out for walks each day , eat healthy and try to take one day as it comes sometimes one hour as it comes ! It’s crap I know but taking action ourselves gives us some control and it’s so good to feel pleased with yourself for completing something you didn’t think you could , it could be as simple as getting dressed for some people.

    My road to recovery will take time I realise that know , I’m off work and don’t even care that I’m skint I just know I need to take care of myself and I’ll get through this but it won’t be by sitting around waiting for a miracle and hiding from anxiety and people it’s letting the anxiety be there and still doing things , very very hard I know , I’ve cried for ages this morning and feel very low but I’ll do my housework go for a walk and push on.

    I’ll get there and so will you it just takes time.

    Matt 

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    Omg no!! We're not better! 😲 I'm guessing some have been moved to different medications therefore less feedback?

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    Hi Monica

    Sorry to hear you are still struggling. My only advice is that you have come this far, don't give up now. You are almost through the worst of it. Give it a little longer and hopefully you will start to see the benefits. It works differently for everyone and can take 6 weeks to 3 months to have full effect. But when it does start working, you forget all about the bad times as you will be off and running again. THoughts are with you and you have support from lots of people on this forum x

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      That means so much!I had the last two days were my mornings were anxious and then went about my day without the thoughts of anxiety till morning again!I so appreciate the support and hopefully I get strong enough to pay it forward someday to others in need of encouragement.
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    Stick with it Monica , I’m 5 months in and still not there but we’ll in the road to it , some people take longer than others but if I map out the last 5 months I’m am definitely much improved and know there is more to come , I was doing anything to help myself and just waiting for the meds to fix me but I now excersise , eat healthy and allow myself to feel crap but don’t knock myself.

    Morning is still horrible but it lifts quicker now.

    Good luck don’t give up !

    Matt 

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      Thank you Matt!I am glad to hear of your progress!Iwas training for a half marathon in June of 2016 when this hit me again.I haven't ran since.I have continued to work even through the insomnia I had for first five months!It was insane how bad I was.I do have imtpovement but stuck on this hump it seems I can't quite push through.I still care for my four kids thank God!I am just bad with my focus and of course attention span because of the anxiety!I pray this med continues to improve!I hate hate bieng at the highest dose of this as 40 mg was perfect for me last time but one day at a time!All you can do,support and positive messages helps so much !Thank you and I am hopeful for all of us to have this behind us someday soon!😊

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      Hi Monica

      Glad to hear your pushing on, yes the mornings are hard , I have pretty horrible mornings like today ! Yuk , once I’m over the tears I press on with my day.

      I’ve had a blip over the last few days , I lost my job due to sickness levels which is the best thing for me really as I need s long break from work but it’s still upset me but blips are expected on the road to recovery and I’m trying to just go with the feeling and not fight it or be angry with myself.

      We will all get there I have full confidence in that.

      Matt 

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      Matt keep pushing on with your day and make it a great day!Hugs to you!!Sending positive vibes!!😊

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    Keep at it. The blips do come. I was doing fine after 12 weeks on meds but was made redundant again last week so have hit a bump. Glad I am on the meds though a I would be allot worse without them. Stick with it and thoughts are with you
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      Thank you!!My last few days have been pretty decent.I will be seven weeks on this dose on Teusday!I pray it keeps holding me up!😊

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    Hi Monica

    When of the bad things about citalopram

    Is that it can make you feel worse before you better

    I remember walking around the office I used to at delivering the post

    And felt like bursting into to tears for no reason whatever .

    I'm back on it after about 3 years

    Hoping to fell the benefits soon

    Best wishes.

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