The Wow Effect ?

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By which month you started feeling better on citalopram ?

and when you started feeling the " Wow Effect " of it ( When you fully recovered ) ?

the reason i'm asking is because i've been on it for 4 months and been through the side effects (increased anxiety, dizziness etc) and feeling a bit better ... but not what i've expected reading through this forum .

Merry Christmas 😊

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    I'm just going into week 7. Week 1 and 2 horrid 3 slightly better. Week 4 and 5 amazing.

    Week 6 i picked a cold up and the side effects came flooding back. Week 7 and they have stated to ease again.

    Youll hear it alot on here the medication takes about 3 months to correctly work so give it time. Youll have good days and bad days. Also like my councillor has said, this time of the year p*ss people under stress for many reasons and can cause more side effects so bear with the meds.

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    Took me 6 months to be fully recovered. It started around 3 months. Even after 6 months I continued to improve up to a year.

    Been on the meds twice and second time it took longer - 8 months.

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    I was on 20mg for three months , after two weeks of really hoendous side effects things settled down but a lot of the side effects remained , I eventfully had enough of these feelings so started reducing my dose that's when I noticed my recovery , I've now come of completely & have been feeling great ever since

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    You will be on your medication for a longer period to give you time to recover, do not rush the treatment.

    Hopfully after a few more months your GP will work out a plan of drug withdrawal for you when He feels you are ready



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