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Hi just looking for some hand holding this morning. Just short of 4 weeks into taking the meds and having the worst morning yet. Little sleep, wretching and so restless - just feel like stopping the meds as this feels so much worse than the original symptoms. Dragging myself into work when all I want to do is sleep and get over this. Just reaching out for a bit of moral support

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    Oh I'm sorry to hear that Lifechanging. Those days do come along. Have you had any break in the side effects? It really is hard to tough out those days, but if you stick with it I'm sure you will feel some relief soon. What dose did you start on? I really hope that you feel a bit better soon. Ps. I need hand holding most of the time, and often wanted to run away from work when I felt so grim. Lee .
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      Unfortunately LifechangingI this is normal! I remember clearly the side effects in the first six weeks were worse than the initial panic attacks and anxiety. The mornings were hideous! Churning stomach,pins and needles ,like a burning skin sensation and dizzy which would set off the flushing hot sensation big time! My brother suffered the same thing and he used to say that in the end he just thought "stuff it" "What's the worst that can happen ,it's unpleasant ,but it won't kill me so I am going to get on and do something until it passes" Once you stop letting it take over and frighten you it will retreat and only rear its ugly head when it thinks you are unaware.

      I am 18 months or more into 20mg of cit for the second time and feel great again but it didn't completely go for a good six months.hang in there and keep going because eventually you will improve and find joy in life again.xx

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      Hi Don I did have intrusive thoughts indeed I used to Catastrophise according to the Psychologist about everything I was completely negative and irrational and she helped me turn these thoughts into more rational ones. Like I used to think " if I go to the theatre with my friends I might have a panic attack and faint or worse . I should have thought well this won't necessarily happen and if it does I'll cope. I'll have a diazapam tablet with me just in case and this will control it.

      There were many negative thoughts that were ridiculous in retrospect but eventually these too passed along with the churning tummy first thing in the morning and the nausea and the crying! I'm promising you Don just keep persevering and try to distract yourself ,you too will get better.xx

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      I'm only 15 days in and having a bad mornong churning tummy, lots of gas and more anxiety but glad to hear it does get better. The intense nauaea I experienced initially has subsided but there in the morning. Hopefully this will all get better soon x
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      Hi LynsΒ 

      pit definitely will get better, the morning anxiety was the worst for me and the last to go! Such a relief when you wake up one day and it's gone!

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      Thanks I also have ibs so my tummy is always on my mind and this morning it feels worse than usual. I really hope the meds help my ibs too in the long term x
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      I do Don...when I get into bed at night my mind races at 10000 miles an hour. it had imptoved substantially for me though as the weeks have gone on. After two very long and stressful days I finally have a half day and will try and have a nap. A good guage for me, because If I can't nap it's because my head is buzzing. Will let you know later, and hang in there. Lee.
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      Lyns42Β 

      i had IBS too before cit I would have to get out of bed quickly and race to the loo. Nor the meds have settled my digestive system and no more urgent trips to the bathroom!

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      That's great to hear. I'm the same every morning. At the moment I feel like I have something stuck in my upper abdomen it's all right. I'm hoping it's related to anxiety and nothing else x
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