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My GP started me on 10 Citalopram about 6 months ago for depression. After a good three weeks of increased anxiety, restless sleeping and general dopiness I started to improve and a month or so later started to feel like they were having a positive impact. We upped the does to 20mg and there I stayed for about 4 months. Over the 4 months I felt a real benefit. I was able to find moments of relief and happiness and even managed to laugh out loud (a genuine laugh rather than a forced pretend social laugh) for perhaps the first time in 15 years.
Then I experienced a sudden and worryingly familiar dip back into depression and anxiety. It lasted about 2 weeks and although not as bad as my peak pre Cit, it shook me - dark thoughts were back, self esteem through the floor, suicidal thoughts were emerging again. I was able to talk to my partner about it which helped and we agreed I should go back to GP, even though after these two weeks I was beginning to feel back on track. GP and I decided to up to 30mg, as she said I should not experience any blips once we have the dose correct.
Been on the 30mg for about a week. I just starting t get some of the rushes of anxiety I experienced in my initial three weeks again. As I sit here I am finding it very hard to concentrate on typing. Feeling jittery and flighty. I have also had some of the depression symptoms resurfacing - inner dialogue keeps crashing me out with a run of everything I have done wrong since the age of 8!
Does this sound normal for an increase in dosage?
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