Really struggling today 😢

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Hi I'm on day 11 of citalopram. I have had an awful time, can't eat & lost so much weight that I haven't been able to leave my house in a week.

I'm struggling today. I feel like giving up. I feel I can't get the support I need an continuously have rang 111 begging for someone to come round. Nothing.

What is the point anymore 😢😢😢

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    Sorry your having a bad time. Anxiety is so so hard. These are thoughts thou that's is all. Try not listen and keep yourself busy and try not dwell. Give meds time I no it feels like a life time. I have struggled on and off for decades it does come and go but is manageable and you will learn how to get relief I promise x. Having a rubbish day myself so your not on your own. Millions of others like us out there x
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      Hi Gill

      It is very hard! I was told to stop the citalopram by my doctor. I'm seeing her tomorrow to decide what to do. Not sure whether to start a new one or not sad

      I hope you're feeling better today x

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    Sorry your feeling bad, I have anxiety only just recently Ive had depression for years though.but the anxiety is tough

    I try to make my self go out at least once a day even just for 10 minutes round the block,if I get scared I tell myself its ok I just go back home, I had to resign from my job because it was so severe.

    Have you tried therapy, Im waiting on CBT.

    Anxiety suck but stay strong and you are amoung friend herebiggrin

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      Hi Lynne,

      I also quit my job because of this. I have been told to stop the medication due to the nasty side effects. Beginning to feel a bit better so will try and go for a walk tomorrow.

      I had my first telephone CBT session today which was ok. I had to wait ages too for that and only get 6 sessions.

      Thanks smile

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    Therapy seems like the best option for you, but until then post on this forum for help and advice and feel free to send me a PM.

    All the best!

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    Hello sorry your uncomfortable.  First of all it can up 2 weeks for medication to start working, take 6-8 weeks for your medication to fully work.  I am also sorry you are not getting support from what I think is a crisis line.  Have tried to talk to good caring and understanding friend to just talk about how you are feeling?  Have you heard of guided meditation?  I recommend looking it up on the internet.  You can listen to guided meditations for free, even download some on to a smart phone to listen to?  Speaking of smart phone,  look up M.i.n.d.S.h.i.f.t on google play or apple store it is free.  It will teach you about anxiety, how to do self talk, and has guided meditation.  I wish you peace. 
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      Hi Michael,

      My doctor told me to stop the citalopram as it was causing me too many problems. I haven't taken it today and feel slightly better. I'm seeing my doctor tomorrow so I'm not sure whether I should go on another medication or not. Yes I have talked to my friend about it but she's not too sympathetic.

      Yes I've tried medication and put it on when I feel very panicky I find it helps a little.

      I'll have a look at that app

      Thanks for your help x

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