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My whole life I've had problems with depression and anxiety but just over a month ago I started getting panic attacks which led to everything getting so bad that I couldn't function. I've been on 10mg of citalopram for just over 3 weeks and the first couple of weeks were awful. Nightmares, sweats , panic attacks , nausea, vomiting , light headedness , lack of appetite and sex drive and bad depression and anxiety. These side effects have now calmed down but I still feel depressed and anxious , especially in the morning when I wake up , and I have no interest in doing anything and don't enjoy any of the activities I used to. I'm scared because I had to drop out of college and I can't even think about getting a job or trying to get my life back on track because the thought is so overwhelming and it makes me anxious. My girlfriend also recently moved away who I spent all my time with and now I feel like I have nothing to do with myself and I'm even more depressed. Do I need to wait longer for the meds to kick in? Should they be working by now? Has anyone had any simular experiences ? I'm only 21 and I'm desperate for some reassurance because I feel like my life will never be the same again- Luke.
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