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So this is my second time around using citalopram and i am only on my 6th day. I got on it in May of 2017 but stopped taking it while breastfeeding my daughter in May 2019. I first got on it due to GAD and had heightened anxiety and other side effects that seemed to only last about a week or so. This time i am experiencing the same side effects along with insomnia and that alone seems enough to drive me crazy.I started with 10 mg for 2 weeks as per my GP and to increase to 20mg. After the first day i decided to go down to 5mg in hopes that would ease the side effects. I keep telling myself this will all go away but i am in constant limbo on whether to quit or keep taking citalopram. I have never really dealt with insomnia and it seems to be taking a real toll on my mental health and professional life. I can lay in bed at night with my eyes closed for what seems like hours and hours and its like my brain wont go to sleep but my body is ready. I have had nights with no sleep at all and have anxiety about not sleeping. My doctor recently prescribed 100 mg of trazodone to help sleep but it kind of freaked me out to learn that it is another antidepressant. I took it for the first time last night and slept but i was in and out of sleep with vivid dreams and what seemed to be flashes of light when i closed my eyes. If anyone could give me some advice it would surely be appreciated.
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