Third full, BUSY day at work on Citalopram 20mg.

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Well, today is our busiest day at work, typical Saturday at a restaurant. I got there at 2pm as I usually do. Had to take a Xanax last night to put me to sleep. It put me to sleep, but, again, I woke up earlier than I wanted and was tossing and turning, so I just got up. Anyways, as dinner service started, I got EXTREMELY tired out of the blue. Heavy eyes, fatigue, lethargy. Then, as out of the blue it came, it went away. Other than that little set back and it being very busy, it wasn't a bad third day.

Sorry for posting almost everyday, but just letting everyone know my story with this SSRI!

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    Keep doing it. Your helping others but also helping yourself but may not realize it. Journaling is a good exercise to do. Goodluck😆

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    I'm sorry I haven't seen your other posts, but, have you started exercising? If not, try it. Slowly at first is fine. I started on my elliptical and I only did 5 minutes at first. I listened to either music I really liked, not necessarily "exercise" music, and sometimes, I'd listen to the podcast of a funny program I love. The time started being less of an issue (I did not peek at the time readout on the screen of my elliptical) and before I knew it, I was on it longer and longer. Visualizing is also good if you can. My favorite one is seeing myself jogging along an inlet and an orca comes out of the water and waves her fins at me while I run along the shore. She jumps with joy, and prances in the water to the music. I'm so happy to be there, the whalet is happy to see me, and the air is clear and crisp. It may sound dorky to some, but it works for me because it brings me joy! If you can find your peaceful, happy spot, it will be easier. Exert energy until you are tired and it might help you relax to fall asleep. I have also listened to (with earbuds) nature sounds I enjoy - rustling wind, soft rains. Also, essential oils, especially lavender, and peppermint helps with headaches. I mix with water in a small spray bottle and spritz it wherever I can - in the shower, around my exercise equipment before a workout, etc. Good luck! Post as often as you want! :-)

     

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      Thank you for the very thorough response! I really do need to start exercising. I am 6'5", 295+/-...I've been big all my life. I like your idea of visualizing something while you're working out. Not only would it help me not think about working out (to help push me through it) but would help calm me. I would imagine on walking/jogging on a peaceful beach while the sun is setting. I grew up and Florida and miss that...beach sunsets. We don't have those in Illinois :P

      Thank you again.

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      I was in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy an he started me on a "Worry Journal" Get any journal, spiral label it Worty. For one hr a day, anytime of day, you are allowed to worry an write down those worries or anxieties. Only 1 hr. Then rest of day do not (its very hard at first) think of worries rambling on in head. Mine go on an on an on. It takes a while to get use to it. Then I was to do Relaxation technique. Look it up. Then also write down what happened that day. Just some ideas. An exercise. Def. I listen to earbuds even in car if anxiety or anger comes.

      Goodluck

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