Please help me I’m at rock bottom

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im on week six of citalopram 20mg and I feel like I’ve gone back. What can I do I’m desperate, please help. I don’t know who to turn to I just can’t do this, the anxiety is killing me.

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    I expect you're having a setback / blip.  You'll get these throughout recovery.  Its always 3 steps forward and 2 steps back all the time.  Even though you feel like this, it doesn't mean the meds aren't working - they are.  It often takes many months to feel well - took me 6 months, and it was around 3 months that I started noticing it.

    It does get easier.  Just accept there will be highs and lows at the moment - your body is still stabilising.

    K x

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      Thank you for the advice. 20mg of citalopram have worked for me in the past and it's only been six weeks this time back on them. Do u think that I need to stick at 20mg for longer or should I see about taking a higher dose.

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      Hi Gemma

      I've taken these twice and it took longer the second time around - I've seen others report this happens too.  I'd stick with your dose - if it worked before it will again.

      Its hard waiting I remember - but I just trusted in the meds - they'll work their magic for you again wink

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      Hi Gemma hope your feeling a bit better today . I would listen to the advice on here at stick at the 20 mg I have been on it since jan this year had a really bad start then a while back I had 2 weeks of not been right and really foggy head so I rang my doctor n he prescribed me another 10 mg however after seeking advice on here and taking it on board I didn’t up 

      My meds I stayed on the 20 mg and the foggy ness went after a while it does take time to get used to them but always good support and advice on here xx hope you feel better soon xx

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    I’m the same today Gemma, I’m so anxious my body feels like it’s going to explode it’s horrendous. I’m only on 10mg but I started them just under two weeks ago. The good days are getting better for me but I’m that way out today where I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m here if you want to talk xx
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    I am about 6 weeks in too and still have some really bad days. You just have to look at all the support on here and believe that with time it, the better days will start to outnumber the bad ones. 

    If it continues like this though you should go back to the doctor to discuss what to do next. 

    We are all with you. 

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    Hi Gemma things will get easier in time just try to take every day as it comes there is some amazing support on here I have been on my meds since jan 20 mg and I have had a few blips but from support on here I managed to get through them and support from my husband take care chin up always here if you need to chat x
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    hi Gemma I am on week 9 and still getting symptoms of anziety but I have good days as well ,like you I think it will never end ,I was on cit before for seventeen years and done well on it ,then I decided to come off it I was ok for a while but had a bad set back at xmas I tried to cope but after six weeks I had to go back on to cit as I said it has been nine weeks and my biggest problem is not being able to sleep I am taking sleeping tablets and trying to come off them will see the doc to get help.

    keep taking the tablets you will get better

    amron1939

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