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I have suffered from really bad anziety and depression from over the years. I have been on cipralex for a few years these pills didn't have much affect on me but I found only the last few months they didn't work so doctor prescribed me mirtazapine I took low doseage at first didn't find it worked doctor put me on a higher doseage and it was horrible really bad anxiety and paranoid like crazy. Always felt like something was going to happen to me. So they are gone now doctor prescribed me citaplam how ever u spell it lol. I haven't had any pills in my system for 3 weeks still have anxiety and a little paranoid not as bad as before. I have anxiety to take these new pills citaplam can anyone help me in giving their experience or advice I could really use it .

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    Hi

    Ive taken Citalopram for many years, and found SSRI's are the on,y type that helped me recover from bad anxiety and depression which I'd suffered from for years.  They're good meds.

    The meds take a long time to work, months, but it's really worth it to stick it through because the end result is good.  You might get side effects when you first take these meds like heightened anxiety, insomnia, dry mouth, headache and other things, but if you're concerned about this it might be a good idea to take a very small amount to ease onto them.  Take 5mg for a few weeks, then 10mg and see how you go.

    I never though I'd ever recover but this type of meds helped me so much.

    For me, having to wait a long time for the meds to work didn't seem too bad in comparison to how long I'd been ill, and I was finally able to be rid of anxiety and depression.

    K xx

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    I'm on week 8 now no anxiety last night which I usually have and on a Monday do stick with them doc told me few more weeks to get in your system I'm on 20mg x
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    The doctor had started me on the 20 mg as well. Only been lately I feel like I have no appetite at all. This worries me a lot different things run through my head from the anxiety. I had blood work done everything was great my bp great the doctor said. I'm just wondering if anyone else has lose of appetite from their anxiety? Thanks guys in advance.
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      Losing your appetite is a common side effect on these meds, and of anxiety too.  It will right itself in time.  A lot of people go through this.  In the meantime, try just eating a really small meal, or a bowl of soup.  A little something is better than none.  Your appetite should pick up again.

      K xx

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      Thank you for your advice it means a lot. I hope it picks up soon. Its only been just lately but I find it happened around the time my anxiety started to kick in a lot. I hate this feeling and I just wanna get back to me. I am gonna go back to my doctor this week and ask him to put me on a smaller doseage of the citalopram and see what that does. I'm assuming every one of these medications has side effects I just gotta push my way through it with positive thinking although its hard to do but I'm gonna try my best. So you have taken this pill and are better now?
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      Just suffering with anxiety can affect your appetite - especially when your tummy is in knots.

      Ive read that some people take a fortified drink/meal - used to be called Complan, but think there's others nowadays.  Worth looking into if you're feel you're losing weight.

      Yep, anxiety is a dreadful feeling.  I had it off and on along with depression for 15 years ....... it took over my life.  Other anti depressants didn't work, and then I was changed onto SSRI's and within 6 months I recovered and have been well ever since (years now).  Citalopram is my 3rd SSRI but only because the first one didn't agree with me and the second one was discontinued.  They all worked though.

      They may take some time to work and right through to recovery, but it's better than living every day with that awful anxiety.  The side effects can be a bit tough to start with, but they do wear off.  Recovery often comes in waves too, so along the way you might find you'll start feeling well and then get anxiety again.  That's normal, and will continue like through til the end, but each time it gets easier.

      Persevere on them, accept all the side effects as they'll wear off, push on and on though all the ups and downs ........... in time you should start seeing results.

      K xx

       

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      Hey, so the last couple of days I have been having nausea like first thing in the morning if I eat it doesn't stay down. The doctor put me on wellbutrip xl 150 I only took one of those pills but got really nauseated after, and I couldn't sleep last night at all my anxiety was still creeping up. Woke up this morning and still nauseated really badly which kicked in my anxiety . along with the no appetite is nausea is this normal to have when suffering from anxiety and depression?
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