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Author Topic: Citalopram  (Read 13743 times)

Yammy1

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Re: Citalopram
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 02:47:21 PM »

Annie I have Xanax which I think is similar to diazepam, just a bit scared to take both. I take Inderal (beta blocker) just 10 mg before bed so I might take another during the day, just so scared I'll get so bad in the next week or so that I'll quit. When will it ever end :'(
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CLKD

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Re: Citalopram
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 05:14:41 PM »

The side effects can be scary.  What is happening exactly, for me it was the nausea that stopped me taking certain ADs though the one you have been prescribed has good reports as does it's sister, Escitlopram which I take - 10mg at night and 5mg in the morning.

I also have BBs and an emergency drug for when anxiety floors me.  Do ring the Pharmacist and if you *are* able, keep taking the meds.  Side effects may well wear off sooner rather than later.

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Yammy1

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« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 05:57:49 PM »

Oh CLKD, I'm so scared I don't know what to do. I haven't had anxiety like this in a very long time. The emergency pill I have(Xanax) I got from my sister in law so I can't really ask doc if it's ok to take but the citalopram really has floored me. I'm only taking 5mg so I can only imagine what the starting dose of 10 mg could  do to me. I really am thinking f giving up and just sticking to Xanax as and when needed. I jus want to cry I feel so scared
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Annie0710

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Re: Citalopram
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 06:18:45 PM »

Yammy itís so important you keep going, I know itís easy for us to say.  In my daughters first week of sertraline she emailed mental health hospitals begging them to take her in.  I canít explain the difference in 2 weeks, sheís doing the school runs again.  Can anyone be with you? Please phone a nice dr and say you need help during this settling in period

Keep going honey...... you WILL come out the other side xxxxx
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Yammy1

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Re: Citalopram
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 06:24:56 PM »

Hi Annie thank you so much for your reply, I have been googling another site and it seems I can take my xanax on a low dose to take the edge off so I might try this tomorrow. I feel like such a failure but today's anxiety really has me in a bad way, that's me all over I try something new and panic and give up. Oh when will this ever end
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Annie0710

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Re: Citalopram
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2017, 06:42:12 PM »

It will get better Yammy, please believe that

And, youíre not a failure...if only non-anxiety sufferers knew the bravery that is needed to get through each day thereíd be a lot more respect for sufferers x
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Yammy1

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« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 06:54:33 PM »

Thank you Annie, what a lovely thing to say, and so sad that anxiety is such am awful thing to live with. I've just had a nice hot shower and your words of encouragement mean more than you'll ever know. I'm going to take one day at a time and hopefully be strong enough to stick with ads and come out the other side stronger and better. Once again thank you so much
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Annie0710

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« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2017, 07:04:13 PM »

Be very kind to yourself for the next couple of weeks, donít plan anything and keep people close to you aware of how youíre feeling... and forget advice is just at the other end of the phone, Drs prescribed them so should be available for advice

Youíre welcome Yammy, youíll come out of this hell, itíll just take some time xxx
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Sept 2016 scan showed dissolved ovaries
May 2017 oestrogel & Tostran

Yammy1

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Re: Citalopram
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2017, 07:09:45 PM »

Thank you Annie   :foryou:
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CLKD

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« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2017, 07:41:05 PM »

I think that you will find the feelings will ease.  Be kind to yourself.  Rest.  Try relaxation. Often we 'look' for problems which makes any side-effects worse! 

5mg is a very low dose and after a few days you really shouldn't be affected.  How have you reacted?  I sometimes get hung over which is a nuisance as I don't drink  ::)
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Yammy1

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« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2017, 07:44:29 PM »

CLKD,panic attacks, anxiety and extremely dizzy  :'(
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CLKD

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« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2017, 07:46:22 PM »

Caused by anticipation that the drug will cause side-effects.  Been there, done that, survived.  ..... and breath!  Let the medication do it's work.  When did you take the pill, I take my high dose around 9.00 p.m. at night, bath time then bed.  I can then sleep.

Are you eating? 
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Yammy1

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« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2017, 07:53:30 PM »

Doc said to take it in the morning, I feel so sick but I know I  Have to eat especially as I'm diabetic. I  can only hope it doesn't las too long
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Re: Citalopram
« Reply #43 on: November 14, 2017, 08:06:18 PM »

Yammy, good advice already but I do remember when I first started citalopram I felt awful, it was like having an out of body experience, so scary.  I had to build up slowly too but it was so worth it.  It did take a couple of weeks though which isn't easy when you feel so awful.  Don't forget it's affecting the chemical balance in the brain so bound to have strange effects until your body rebalances. 

Sending you a big hug, you'll get there. X
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Yammy1

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Re: Citalopram
« Reply #44 on: November 14, 2017, 08:11:45 PM »

Thank you sparkle, I just took a tiny amount of Xanax to take the edge off. Do you still take citalopram?
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