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citalopram saved my life

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twinklingstar

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all my previous posts have been negative - i thought i would share my positive outcome on being on citalopram

is any one else on these meds?

I had awful anxiety - the kind that feels like you are being stabbed all over with a pin i would wake up feeling scared and to make it worse i had no idea what i was afraid i would vomit with the fear and the only place i felt safe was in bed, after a course of diazepam and ziopiclone i felt nothing was changing if anything it somehow felt worse being only on 20mg of citalopram the gp decided to up the dose to 40mg and now i can honestly say all those nasties are melting away its like that big block infront of me that wouldnt let anything in or out is metling away and im starting to feel like me again

citalopram truely worked for me perfectly and i hope you all find your "miracle cure" but if you dont just keep thinking "tomorrow is a new day":D
 
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its always good to here something positive..im so glad the drug is working for you..and long may it continue..thank you for sharing.x
 
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:)

Im so happy to hear that people really do get through this. Im happy for you :) i hope something makes me feel better soon. x
Take care everyone
 
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twinklingstar

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i think its about finding out what works for you but you have to give it time easier said than done i know just getting through a day is hard enough some times, do your research, use the mental health services as much as you can, if you dont ask for help how can you get the support it really is just trial and error - good luck every one xxx
 
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Hi, I'm really glad citalopram works for you, as it did for me for several years. Even at 60mg though, it wasn't enough to hold back my latest episode so I've had to try other meds. Like you say though it's trial and error, unfortunately mostly error for me at the moment :cry:

use the mental health services as much as you can, if you dont ask for help how can you get the support
That all depends on the local services. When I ask for help (like I did this week because of distressing side effects to a med) it's a struggle to get anyone to talk to me about it. I get much better support from my GP but apparently the meds I'm on now are only given by the specialist MH service.

I hope you continue onwards and upwards, and thanks for sharing your positive experience. :)
 
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twinklingstar

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Holley you should ask for your meds to be upped - i never found any difference at 20mg and the anxiety was still crippling but since upping it to 40 bam the big wall infront of me started to melt away - im now planning my wedding and still get anxiety but no where near the way it was - definately badger the MH professionals but to be honest i found the MHT a bit crap my GP is awsome if they can see how disabling it is to you they should be doing everything in their power to help take care everyone always free for a chat xx
 
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It worked for me for a few years....I'm on 40mg a day, now its not so effective. I can say it has been a very useful drug, as everyone else on here says about reducing anxiety and stabilising....yes very effective.

On the other side of the coin everything feels damped, maybe its just me??
 
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