Not feeling hopeful citalopram will work

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I am hoping for success stories for anyone who may have restarted citalopram for a third time. Tomorrow will be 4 weeks on cit at 20mg - one thing is my dr put me on cipralex for one week out of these 4. Im desperate, this feeling of depression is overwhelming. Im so afraid it will not work this time.

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    I'm not on for the third time, but I am on for the second time.

    I'm 9 and a half weeks in now and would probably say I didn't start to feel much better until the 5th/6th week.

    I've just started my new batch of citalopram as I get it in 2 month prescriptions and have started to get some side effects again and having a bit of a dip or a blip as some would call it. So even after this amount of time my body is still adjusting so it just goes to show how long it takes for this medication to completely settle.

    It will work for you, may take a little longer than before, but it will eventually be like "oh I remember this, I know what to do here".

    Feeling hopeless during the first few months is typical with this medication because we have so many ups and downs. But they will become fewer and fewer. Always here to chat if you need any reassurance.

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      Thank you for your response. I am hoping to start noticing a difference in the next couple of weeks. I feel like the anxiety has gotten better but the depressed mood is whats flattened me. Insomnia has been an issue but zopiclone is helping me to sleep and clonazepam helps when needed during the day. I can still remember when I went on it a second time and telling my doctor that I now feel normal and the way I deserve to feel. This has been a huge lesson to just stay on it for good.

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    Howre you now Mary?

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