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Hello all,this is my citalopram story.I suffered with depression for 12 long years and was prescribed prozac many times with no success at all,it got to the point were i accepted depression as part of my life until Oct 2007 when it became unbearable.I was suicidal and wanted to end my life.It was a terrible time and it seemed like the only way out.I decided i couldnt leave my son and other family and friends like this so i went back to my GP and she prescribed 20 mg citalopram.The first 2-3 weeks i had terrible side effects including feeling more depressed than ever and i considered stopping them but decided to carry on.Im so glad i did because slowly but surely allied with councelling i managed to turn my life around and im no longer depressed.Im so happy now and have inner peace its wonderful.If there is anybody else out there who is in the same state i was in 12 months ago please please believe me its not hopeless,you can beat the curse,dont give up.carl.xx

ps citalopram worked for me perfectly but of course it might not work for everybody.

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    That makes two of us, at least - proof that this drug, or others, CAN work if you stick with them.

    I really hope other people get to experience the feeling of getting your life back. You're all brave and lovely people, you all helped me a lot during my time on the drug. xxx

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    im am really hoping they work i have been on them one week have been on prozac in the past not sure if they were the cause of my probs just in a visous circle i have no confidence any more can go out an socialize with friends as im so nervous i shake an cant get a drink to my head cant even go anywhere on my own its awlful ive had enough my life feels screwed i have a supportive family but feel alone and sad and dont want to make a big deal out of this but it really is just want to talk to some one
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    Fluff - hi, and welcome to the forum!

    As you probably know, the drugs don't work instantly - for me, it took a few months for the actual effect of them to start showing. But, as long as they don't give you any serious side effects, I'd recommend sticking with them for a bit and seeing what they can do for you.

    Are you getting counselling along with your medication? If not, perhaps you should ask your doctor to refer you to a counselling service aswell? It can help in partnership with taking the meds.

    As for how you feel/how you are - we've all been there, past or present, and you should know that you are far from being alone. And try talking to someone - I know you said you don't want to make a big deal out of this, but sometimes, confiding in even just one person you're close to can make an enormous difference in your recovery, your mood, and the support you receive.

    Good luck, and make sure you use this site to your advantage - it's really great to have so many different people going through the same thing in one place, I found it a great help x

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    thankyou so much for your reply two weeks on tablets now mood lifted slightly but still cant sozalise feel nervous reck still no councilling offered as yet but have looked on net and can totally relate to a condition called s.a.d social anxesity disorder see doc again soon just have to take day at a time at the mo x
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