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Anxiety or Labyrinthitis? Will I ever feel like me again?

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rexie2019

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Hi Rexie. I was on Citalopram last year and indeed the first week or two are rough, side effects for me were headaches, dry mouth, joint pain, sweating (which started every day at 3pm whatever that's about) and VERY vivid dreams (got around this by taking them 1st thing in the morning) despite this I would take them again if I needed them.

Like yourself a viral ear infection sent me into my downward spiral, did you know it can take upwards of 7 months to physically recover?

It's funny reading your post because it's so similar to my experience I could have written it myself.

Anyway stay strong I'm here 4u if u need to talk. :)
Hi PaddyWhack. I finally plucked up the courage to take citalopram this morning and I feel AWFUL :( I am so scared. I can’t sit still and haven’t relaxed all day. I’m now in bed and can’t relax or sleep. I feel like I’ve gone mad. I don’t know what to do.
 
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Thanks for the reply, I decided the same thing yesterday, I’m going to drop the whole artery thing and be thankful that they are doing the MRI. I feel like if I keep bringing up different things they won’t take me seriously anymore. I’m on Lexapro at the moment, it’s only been four days and I am noticing a difference. Still getting the anxiety at different stages throughout the day and night but breaks in between where I feel like my old self. Little bit of nausea the first few days but I kept telling myself that I knew that was a symptom of the pills and nothing else
 
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Hi PaddyWhack. I finally plucked up the courage to take citalopram this morning and I feel AWFUL :( I am so scared. I can’t sit still and haven’t relaxed all day. I’m now in bed and can’t relax or sleep. I feel like I’ve gone mad. I don’t know what to do.
Which dosage are you on? You need to stick with it for a couple of weeks Rexie and I'm certain things will get better for you. I remember starting them and things getting worse before they got better, I read and re-read the advice leaflet that came with them.

Its important you keep yourself well hydrated with them too, I hope you got a decent sleep last night.
 
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Thank you. 10mg. I’m suicidal. I am going to my GP this morning. I’ve not slept all night. I don’t think I can carry on with them. I’ve only taken one and I feel so so so awful.
 
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rexie2019

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Which dosage are you on? You need to stick with it for a couple of weeks Rexie and I'm certain things will get better for you. I remember starting them and things getting worse before they got better, I read and re-read the advice leaflet that came with them.

Its important you keep yourself well hydrated with them too, I hope you got a decent sleep last night.
Thank you. 10mg. I’m suicidal. I am going to my GP this morning. I’ve not slept all night. I don’t think I can carry on with them. I’ve only taken one and I feel so so so awful.
 
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PaddyWhack

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Aw Rexie I really feel for you. Your GP will be best placed to gague if they aren't suitable. Make sure you tell him how you feel.
 
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