Upped to 30mg

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This has got to be the worst I’ve been with my anxiety and depression.

I was put onto citalopram 8 weeks ago and then upped to 30mg . I’ve noticed no improvement in my health, I’m having 4 hours sleep a night and worrying about returning to a job I hate in a few weeks even though I don’t feel better and due to their lack of care . How long will I feel like this? At the moment there seems no light at the moment. Any advice would be appreciated 

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    Hi there I understand what you are saying. Some medication can take up to 8 weeks to start working. However in your case it seems like your medication is not working the way it should. I would let your doctor know what is going on. Maybe they can give you something different that will work for you. Take one day at a time. One minute at a time.
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    Emma I agree with Gary - it looks like the citalopram isn’t doing what it needs to do for you. I think you should get an appointment with your GP or Psychiatrist ASAP, you should not still be suffering this level of anxiety on medication. 💟

     

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    im on citrapram have been for a while,it was the anxierty part that really got to me so in the end i started on proponol 10 mg twice a day and wow what a help it was,i could finaly relax abit phsicaly and mentaly,i havent taken the proponol since christmas as i feel i dont need them any more,i was on them for about 6 months,maybe you could ask your doc about them
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    Hi if you haven't got to return to work for a few weeks then try and stop worrying too much about it.  A lot can happen in that time and for all you know you could be feeling a whole lot better.  If you aren't then your doctor could maybe arrange for more sick leave.  

    Just concentrate on the here and now as that is enough to deal with at the moment.  x

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    Hi Emma, when I took citalopram it took 3 months to start working. So don't worry, it will work smile xxx

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    If it hasn't worked after 3 months, you could changed to a different type of antidepressant maybe x

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