please help, feel like I'm getting nowhere

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Well I'm on day 18 of my increased dose of 20mg citalopram and I feel like I'm slipping backwards, my head feels strange constantly, my eyes don't seem to focus properly and feel blurred, also my thoughts r racing I feel anxious and can't settle, evenings used to be better for me I used to almost feel normal but now it stays with me 24/7 and I get headaches as the day goes on, I really feel like there is no light at end of tunnel and i dread each day. I've actually got no reason to be anxious so don't understand y I feel this way sad I'm also constantly fatigued even tho I've had a full nights sleep,  is this going to get better or is this my life now? 

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    Hi, I no exactly how you feel. I was like this last year. But I promis it gets better. I felt like I wasn't in this planet. An my head felt like some one had hit me over the back of it. It really will get better. It's your body getting use to the increase. 

    Hope you feel better soon. X 

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    Hi love

    I'm so sorry you're still suffering. I would say it's time to talk to your doctor again. I would say by now you should at least be having good periods with bad days here and there. They may ask you to up your dose (I know you're hesitant to do this) or LOWER the dose, or change altogether

    x

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    It's normal - everyone takes different times to get better.  I think as you've already felt ok in the evening (even though it's gone now) shows that it is working.  Getting better takes so much time and it usually comes so gradually, you hardly notice it.

    I'd persevere with this medication until you've at least tried 2 months.  Don't go looking for that feel good feeling ..... it will come to you eventually.

    K x

     

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      I hope so I don't really want a higher dose or switch meds, as I was on this dose for 2yrs n it worked but at the moment I just feel hopeless n can't remember how I was first time round, always feels worse when it's happening tho x
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      It'll definitely work again.  I restarted this medication this year and was surprised at how bad the anxiety was.  I also thought uh oh it's not going to work this time.  It's 2 months now and I feel great!

      Was on it for over 10 years and have been well all that time too. 

      It won't be long before you begin to feel better x

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      Thanx kate that definatly makes me feel better, I feel like someone has there hand inside my head squashing my brain lol x
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      It's comforting to know others have been there.  When I restarted the medication I felt I needed to rush around to escape the feelings, and felt like I was in a glass bubble looking out on the world.

      :-)

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      hi there im on day 17 and i still feel like crap too and getting the feeling its not going too work not as teary but just still do notfeel like myself seems be taking forever. Just in my 3 weeks and thought i would feel better than i do by now. I still feel out of it and still very tired with no interest. I just want me back!!!!
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