Partner has been on citalopram for just over 4 months

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My partner has been on citalopram for just over 4 months now my question is, is it still OK to have bad days for him? He goes back to his normal self after a day or so, the tablets have been amazing for him no side effects nothing and they seem to be working.

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    Hi there

    Can I ask how long it took him before he started to feel the benefits of citalopram? I’m on day 10 of 20mg and am not feeling much difference yet I’m clinging on to the fact it will kick in soon and you said your boyfriend was much better? I was told good/bad days come hand in hand and I may experience some bad days but eventually the good days will outweigh the bad.

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    It's perfectly normal to still have bad days. Antidepressants won't make you happy, only you can do that. But they will help you to cope better with the bad days.

    If he's worried about the bad days it could be worth speaking to his doctor again and maybe trying a higher dose (assuming he's not already at the highest dose).

    Not sure if he's receiving any form of counselling but this may help too..

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    Yes this is in my experience normal. I found it took a full 6 months to get used to citalopram completely. He will keep getting better 
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