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It’s been a while- 4 months, to be exact!
I hope everyone is hanging in there and gradually recovering... I find it such a comfort coming here when I’m having a ‘blip’ and this forum has been a real crutch to lean on when i’ve needed it!
& recently, I feel as though I need it again. I actually experience a very unfortunate case of seretonin syndrome (completely by accident) where I took some night nurse & day nurse for about 3 days following an ongoing chest infection... had cold sweats, felt foggy and had an extreme strange form of sleeplessness (not anxiety related) where I would wake at 5am and could not sleep... 3 days later I realised - night and day nurse have a chemical in them not recommended to be taken with SSRI’s, this was especially the case with Night Nurse (strong stuff!!).
After this I developed anxiety regarding sleep, as this affected me badly when I first began these meds back in Jan 2016, however thanks to Citalopram- this was cured after a while due to the absence of the anxiety causing it.
I am nowhere near as bad as when I first started Cit, however as now getting anxiety every time I go to bed- during the day before- however am managing to get myself off to sleep for around 6 hours waking at around 5:30/6 in the morning.
I’m not sure if I’m suffering with this due to the Cit’s efficacy running out (2 and a half years since Jan 16’ on 20mg)
I’m not sure whether to consider changing medication- although a part of me feels as though I can get through this ‘blip’ without changing...
Any similar experiences, comments or general advice appreciated!
Sending everyone here lots of love and stay strong!
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