The worst part.

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Just finished my second week on 10 mg and I'm starting the third. The worst part for me is feeling so detached and disconnected. This is the worst possible feeling. I almost would rather have anxiety and not feel so foreign. Everything just feels so off. I hate This more than anything. It is taking any possible joy out of life and there's nothing I can do to distract myself from it. Is this just life now?

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    You should up to 20mg if you have pass 2nd weeks 10mg is just a starting dose to get into your system 20mg you will notice the drug working also side effects may come back again but milder so keep it i it's a good drug but unfortunately not working for me but works for others smile

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    You need to give the drug time to work, another three weeks. It is possible there will be a standard increase of the medication at about four weeks when they will feel you have got used to this medication.

    I have been on Citalopram now for about ten years, I take 20mg daily and eventually it did work, However you need to give the drug time.You will feel a lot better as you get used to the drug

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      There is no reason why it will continue, give it time, you should be ok, however talk to your GP if you feel the need.

      I have problems remembering what day it is in the morning, this could be in my case caused by Opiates, that I need to take.

      The most important thing is, you must be comfortable in your own skin so whatever you decide follow your pathway

      All the very best Christmas and New Year

      BOB

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      Hi border I see you have been on citalopram a year did you experience and OCD on your breathing ? I've been on citalopram 5 weeks now on 10Mg my doc wants to swap me to sertraline cause I said I think of my breathing to much

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      Hello Levi

      I have been on this drug for around ten years now for a Reactive Depression for a Chronic Disability, 

      If your GP is happy to change your medication go for the change, most of the side effects can be the same, I suppose if you are concerned re breathing you have nothing to loose

      All the best

      BOB

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    Hi Walter the depersonalisation was the worst for me too scary also but believe me I'm now on my 5th week and it's gone totally and I'm sleeping much better still waking in the night but going back to sleep and feel much better in a morning, hang in there it will get better I promise I'm on 10mg aswell

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      Hey Debbie! It's so hard to get through the day right now I can imagine that this is my life foreverr. I'm not thinking of hurting myself or anything like that but I just can't imagine going on like this. Is this normal?

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      Yes I know with this I thought I would always feel that way but I assure you it will soon pass and I went for walks even just around the block where I lived and it helped I started doing jigsaws once I could concentrate a little and I mm Joe having good days most of the time, it will pass Walter and keep sharing how you're feeling and before you know it you will be telling us how good you are!

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