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Hello everyone - I've been posting in a different/old thread but I figured I'd make a new discussion just to get a wider range of responses.
I started on 10mg Citalopram on thursday (was prescribed 20mg but at this point I don't think I'll actually increase from 10mg - the side-effects have been brutal)
Friday was complete hell for me until around 6pm when I started to feel better. I had diarrhea, eating had gotten even harder than before (I almost threw up trying to eat some bread). I was trembling a lot and for a while I had a 100+ fever. My heartbeat had been faster than normal pretty much all day as well. I was honestly just completely hopeless that day and I was walking around in a panic on the verge of tears - how I felt was "If this continues, life isn't worth it at all..."
On Saturday I was definitely feeling a lot better than the previous day - most of the side-effects have gotten a lot less severe - I pretty much just felt tired all day.. my heart rate tends to increase occasionally but it calms down within an hour or two. I still had no appetite but it seemed easier to eat - no gagging on food. It did wake me up at 5am after 6 hours of sleep and I couldn't get back to sleep at all (I was hoping it didn't continue - I've never had trouble sleeping in my life and not even the depression had affected it much). I was really hopeful that things would continue to get better.
Sunday morning I woke up at around 3am with bad diarrhea and shivering... diarrhea stopped after awhile but I got really hungry after that. It was really rough for me - had to actually wake my parents up around 4am just to help me deal with it. All I could do was walk around and ask myself "What do I do, what do I do?" ... Is that what you call a panic attack? I had the same thing on Friday. I tried my hardest to sleep after that but I honestly have no idea if I got any... so in total I got around 3 hours of that night.
Later that day I went to a walk-in clinic and was prescribed 0.5mg Ativan to help with me waking up in the middle of the night and the resulting panic attacks. As expected, I woke up at 4am so I took one and it didn't seem to do anything to help for like an hour.. got back to sleep around 5am and then I still woke back up at 7am and couldn't get back to sleep again. Is there anything I can get to help with sleeping...? Should I go back to the walk-in? I was thinking of trying Zzzquil.
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