Switch From Citalopram?

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Hi all.  I’ve been on Citalopram 20mg for 5 years.  It worked really well for my anxiety and felt completely normal for those years.  I wouldn’t say it completely made the depression go away, but the panic attacks and anxiety/awful fearful thoughts were gone and that was heaven.  

Unfortunately, anxiety seemed to resurface after the first real panic attack in years since end of January and haven’t been able to recover since.

6 weeks ago I went to see my Doctor and she increased from 20mg to 30mg.  This past week has not been good and I thought I would have improved more by now.  I still have bad irrational fears and phobias.  Luckily, nighttime seems to give me some relief.  

I’m debating whether I should go and see my GP this week and ask to maybe switch meds..  I worry that the Citalopram is no longer going to fully effect me like it used to sad

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  • Posted

    Setraline has been the best I have been on and I have been on a few meds
    • Posted

      Hi.  Do you remember how the side effects were?  With Citalopram I got pretty bad ones just from increasing - increased anxiety, nausea, trembling/shaking (might have been due to the increased anxiety), low appetite, etc.

      Also, did you ever go on Citalopram?  Thanks!

  • Posted

    trouble focusing, memory problems, not thinking clearly, weakness, seizures, or losing your balance - these can be signs of low sodium levels

    thoughts about harming yourself or ending your life

    chest pain or pressure or shortness of breath

    severe dizziness or passing out are serious side effects Medications used to treat depression can affect your appetite and your metabolism, or how your body uses energy. In some cases, these effects can cause you to lose or gain weight.

    • Posted

      Oh, geez.  Did you experience all of those or are you just listing general side effects that MIGHT happen?
  • Posted

    There serious side effects that can happen if they do you should say to the doctor

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