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I was prescribed citalopram last week by the doctor, taken me about 3 years to go to them and finally try and deal with the depression i've had. The main issues are that i've had a pretty low self esteem ever since i can remember, i battled with bulimia for 3 years which i never got help for- just managed to gradually take control and stop myself doing it, and there have been big family problems. Although I still have happy, normal- feeling days (usually when im with my boyfriend who has such a good effect on me) I can sometimes change so rapidly and get really agitated and angry, like i'm sinking into a black hole. i have been having disturbing nightmares for a long time too, though it doesnt effect the amount i sleep. i'm going on abit, basically ive been prescribed the drug, and i didnt take it until a couple days ago because i was wondering do i need this? i know that i have bad days and panicky feelings most mornings i wake up, and i do sit going over things over and over again. Is there anyone who has had a similar predicament? I'm on my third day of taking it and i feel a burst of up-beat energy in me, and ive woken up to a blurred memory of my dreams, which to me is better than a vivid dream of being chased by a murderer!!!! only other side effects i can feel is my heart beating in my chest and waking up in the middle of the night feeling awake before i get back off to sleep again.
I feel i need an opinion (other than a doctors- who will dish out drugs to anyone) of whether they feel i could benefit sticking to taking it.
i will appreciate hearing from anyone. Thanks
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