What should I do?

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Hey, well I've been on citalopram for 9 weeks now. For 5 weeks I've been on 40mg, started on 20mg. I want to change meds because they aren't helping enough, I've had a rough couple of weeks. I'm seeing my dr next wednesday, should I start to wean off by cutting down to 20mg, or wait til I see her?

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    I would talk to your doctor and explore the alternatives with them. Hang in there and let us know how you get on - can you see your doctor earlier?
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    I can't because I'm home for my uni holidays. Not back until saturday and my dr isn't in till the wednesday. I can wait, but obviously I'd like to change sooner rather than later.
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    HI :D

    It takes a while for them to kick in you have to stick with it for at least 3 months, they do make a difference as long as you don't drink with them as this sets you back a little

    please hang in there they do work :D

    try and do a little walking it helped me cleared my head

    AMS

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    HI AGAIN

    sometime seeing another doc helps if you can't see your own

    are you still on line? if so talk this helps don't do anything until you have spoken to A DOC

    take care i'll be on line for a little while longer if you need to talk

    Anne Marie smile been there

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    Thanks for your reply. I won't go off them until I speak to her. Does it really take that long? Most say 6-8 weeks max
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    Seems to me the drug works by blocking the uptake of serotonin in the brain and thus gradually increasing the level of serotonin and hence improving mood. But this can take longer than 6 to 8 weeks - don't know why but guess it varies how long it takes serotonin to build up. I have also found reading the book - overcoming depression really helpful as it explains a lot and provides guidance on how to overcome depression. Will post details if you want.

    Stick with it it will work.

    what uni course are you doing by the way.

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    I'm studying History at Bath Spa uni. Only 5 months left!!

    Thanks for your help!

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    Good luck with the History at Uni and stick with the citalopram and let me know how you get on. (I can almost remember Uni !!!)
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