Positive things about citalopram

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Hi guys i need to hear some positive feed back please!!! Im on week 5 started on 20mg im getting the tension in throat and jaw i can cope but the nervous stomach feeling :-// i need to no its gunna get better xx

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    Hello

    Citalopram is very effective for me. Without it,  I was heading for a nervous breakdown. It has it's down side, ie low sex drive, but what the hell.

    If you ever think of coming off it my advice is to do it very, very slowly.

    Hope it kicks in for you soon.

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    hey brodielor,

    j think it might be normal as i havr had the same thing one and off for the past week! does it feel like someone is choking you? thats what u get and the feelig of skmething stuck in ya throat that you have to constantly swallow? im on 30mg week 6 or so. ive been on the 30mg though for just over a week though

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      Ye thats how it is its awful :-/ can i ask do u have the nervous stomach?? Nervous and tension?? Feel really lightheaded today too xx
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      yes i do sometimes i guess it depends on how i react about it and how worked up it makes me. sometimes its just the choking feeling sometimes i get the gush all over the body i think its just your body trying to get a reaction out of you. its amazing what the mind/body can do to you!
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    Hi Brodielor,

    Hopefully it will as it is still early days and Cita does cause some freaky feeling side effects sometimes, of these luckily I have had only a few. Every one is different and some get through with less side effects than others.

    The trouble I found is that when I got these I did become a little anxious and then Cita made me more anxious, so it could start treating it! With help of the Doc and my partner I gradually came to see that I was imagining more than what was there and broke the cycle.

    The worse of the side effects I had was the continual, multiple dreams! That is every night and if I got up during the night, irrespective of how many times, I either went back to the same dream or started another. Some were quite dark too and on the advice of a forum angel I started taking my tablet just before bed instead of tea time. This has reduced the dreams to about one a night and it is about 70/30 in favour of not remembering them at the moment and it does seem to be getting better.

    As I say to everyone new, like it was said to me, keep in touch with this forum, there are a lot of people that will answer questions, give advice and just chat if yer like basically 24/7 as it can be international!

    Good Luck and keep in touch!

    David

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      Thanks for ur reply david i just get to nervous to go places or even be on my own i want it all to stop i want my life back x
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    Fully understand and appreciate the sentiment. I have been out on my own only twice since end of November. First time two weeks ago this Saturday when Ann, my partner, was ill with flu and I had to go meet my daughter for the day on me own. The 12 mile round bus journey there and back is a bit of a blur, but I had a nice day with my daughter who kept hold of my hand and every so often reminded me she was there, Bless! not bad for a nearly 12 year old!

    The second was this Tuesday when I decided I should try to go to the surgery for an full MoT on me own. We were expecting a delivery so, I weighed up the situation and thought if I was able to do the 12 mile trip I could be strong enough to do it again as it is only a 10 minute walk to the surgery from our house.

    Mind you, both times I was glad to be home again asap!

    I want my life back too, but not the one I had! I am off with work related stress. I was on the edge of a very dark place mentally and my health was such I just about realised (with Ann and the Doc's help) I was killing myself and for what!

    This rest and recovery with the help of Cita, the afore mentioned people, healthier diet, no longer a slave to the rollies and drastically cut my alcohol consumption to bewteen 1 and 3, 500ml bottles of real ale (sometimes shared), I have at least come to realise I don't want that life again! I start counselling sessions very soon and I think that will help too. Me need a counsellor!? If someone had said to me a year ago I'd be like this having a "breakdown" I'd have laughed in their face!

    I look at things differently, and so will you. My Doc today signed me off another two months and even though she can see a slight improvement she has said I need to not rush back to anything (I have been feeling guilty because no one else can see what is wrong with me) and it could take a year. One thing I have realised here is that there are some forum friends that have been living with it far longer and I have to accept I may be no different although, we are all different!

    Try not to fret, anxiety made me more anxious! Try yer best, that is all we can hope for, to ride the wave no matter how rough it gets. Yep, I've done a bit of surfiing in me time, but the old arthritis you know and me knees have put stop to that as well as the running, which use to, not only be a way of keeping fit, but meditating, sorting things out in me head.

    I used to have a six pack now I have a barrel! Well at least a reducing one!

    Regards,

    David

    Ps I am on an up at the moment, you may have guessed, later I could be down again, but I always look forward to the ups - its the only way!

    Cheers!

     

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    Just to stop any, outrageous, speculation the 1 to 3 bottles of real ale are PER WEEK! folks

    I thank you for listening!

    David

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