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Iv'e been on Citalopram for 3 days already and the anxiety and panic is very controlling. Are spaciness and twitching normal? I'm Christian but why did god have to put this in our heads?

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    Hi zman...

    This has nothing to do with god putting this in yoir head...this can happen to anyone. Christian, non christian, black, white, rich or poor...it doesnt discriminate.

    You just have to ride it out the side effects and it will get better. I am on week six and although i feel better than i did im still not back to my oldself...this is tge worst part as we will get back to our old selves its justba very slow process.

    Any side effects should wear off within the forst 2 weeks!

    Just hamg on in there!!

    .

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    You are doing the worst bit, hang in there xxx just consider it a rewire! I've done 8 weeks and it's been the hardest thing I've ever done but I'm now much better and looking forward to feeling 'normal' again xx much love xx
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      Hiya xx yes I'm still on 10mg, hopefully I won't have to go up, I don't really fancy these side effects again! I've prob asked you before but can you remember how long it took to feel 'normal' again? I'm very up and down but not half as bad as I was xxx you ok? Xxx 
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      Hey Marf,

      I'm exactly the same up and down just want to feel good all the time, are u still taking diaizipam ?? I haven't had any in over 3 weeks but not really myself just yet

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      Hi Marf,

      I am the same dont fancy the increase...but have decided to wait and see how i feel at 8 weeks...is that what you are at now??

      I think generally i feel better...more able to cope but mornings are still difficult amd sometimes that sets the tone for the day.

      Just getting really fed up feeling like this...hmm.

      X x

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      Sorry realised i dodnt answer your question about how long the lsst time...i honestly cant remember and i have been trying to think back.

      Im pretty sure i started them in the October and by the Jan I was feeling good as i remember going to a party and having an amazing time. Lol x

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      Hey, nice to speak to you xx Ditto with the diazapam so we must be better than we were! I'm fed up with not knowing I'm going to be ok or not, I cant believe we've done 8 weeks though, at the beginning we struggled with 8 days!! I'm still jittery but not all the time and anxious off and on but not about anything in particular - weird! on the up side I've been out and about and spending time with friends etc which has been great xxx 
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    Hi zman

    i know you feel terrible but you will feel poorly for the first couple of weeks. But you are one day closer

    to feeling better. All the side effects will start to fade but it's the case of getting pass the two week mark.

    I spent most of my time in bed the first couple of weeks praying to die as I felt so bad. Thankfully god ignored my request and now I am feeling alive and happy again.

    It's tempting to blame god for our illness but our illness is a human illness which in many instances derives from external stressors. You mentioned you are a christian then you would be aware of the story of Job? He suffered so much and still kept his faith. I believe in God but in the same circumstances as Job, my faith would have crumbled! I guess what I'm saying in a long winded way is.... us humans get a whole host of illnesses. I know God may seem like his ignoring your suffering but he isn't. You will find many people here who are unwell and are complete strangers to you, they will go out of their way to help and support you. Kind of makes me think they are doing gods work here on earth.

    I know this illness is torturous and you can't see an end to it but, there is a definite end to it but unfortunately it takes a little bit of time.

    I spent weeks in bed and couldn't even summons the energy to get up and brush my teeth! So I understand how you feel, this is the time to be gentle with yourself, rest as much as possible, drink plenty of fluids and take your meds on time without missing any doses. You may feel like isolating yourself and I would say there is nothing wrong with that if it gets you through the early days.

    I assure you that you will get better. ..believe it...its a fact.

    God bless and a virtual hug to you xxxx

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