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OK so the citalopram failed....

Now on ven, started on 75mgs, and stuck to that for 5 to 6 weeks. At first I felf better, but this was whilst I was on a good chill out holiday, an escape from life as it is!!!

Back to reality and back down lower than low!!!

Now on 150 mgs for just under 2 weeks, not sure where I go now. Not even sure how I feel anymore. Just so confused and lost

M :oops:

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    Hey I know how you feel. I came off citalopram and went on ven 75mg 3 months ago at first i felt good but now i seem to have hit rock bottom again I feel worse than ever. would you say going from 75 to 150mg made any difference?

    Hope you feel better soon

    H x

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    Hi Holly,

    Yes the increase to 150mg has helped. Its been slow, but am much calmer and more settled emotionally. Still very tired and do not sleep well. I have a very good Dr and she is easy to talk to. She also says I could increase the dose more if I start to go down again, but obviously not without seeing her first. Was on 75mg for 7 weeks, and have now been on 150mg for 7 weeks. Was also lucky enough to see a very good councellor who has helped enourmously.

    My Dr signed me off sick for the last 7 weeks, but am now fit to go back for a phased return to work. So yes am feeling better, just hope the improvement continues.

    May I suggest you go back to your Dr and see what they say, and maybe try and get some councelling!

    Good luck, and wish you well, it does get better

    M :wink:

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    Hey Holly,

    Two people have told me this week how much happier I seem, one was my mother, the other my partner, hey and they should know better than anyone.

    So it seems that going up to 150mg has been a big positive for me

    M smile xx

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    Thats really good to hear smile I think I'm guna have to do it because I don't seem to be getting anywhere. i've had to leave work completely which has made me feel even worse sad I don't sleep I dont eat and recently ive been finiding horrible purple bruises all over me |:

    I have been on the nhs councilling list for about 4 months now and still nothing, ive asked my dr to try and get me pushed forward up the waiting list but sadly no joy.

    H x

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    Hey Holly, you should see the Dr about the bruising, it may be due to the ven? It might be that it doesn't suit you sad

    As for the councelling, I had to wait 2 months for the NHS service, one who's attached to my Drs surgery.... I didn't get on with her....

    But I am lucky to have had another route to councelling through work, and that one was very good.

    Sorry your having such a rough time, guess I've been lucky, though the first few months where bad, and I just did not question anything. As time went on, I got to see a good Dr at my surgery, and well, just started to trust her and open up, was able to talk to her, which I think is the key to a good result. I know I'm not out of the woods yet, but am on a path that will take me out into the light :wink: which is something I would not have said 6 weeks ago, or believed.

    Take care, and keep intouch

    M smile

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