- Aug 2, 2014
I'm on Citalopram 40 mg daily. I'm wondering if I should come off it because of side effects - nightmares, I've been on anti-depressants of some form or another for 23 years, I've forgotten how long I've been having nightmares - but it's a very long time. I remember a couple of times when I came off them in recent years (well the last decade) I felt like ****, last time the nightmares didn't even stop - but I don't think I gave it time. I'm so depressed with them, God knows what I'd be like without them, but these nightmares are awful, eg the other night in my dream there were menacing 12 foot toilet rolls outside my home, trying to get inside (yes I know they wouldn't fit in the door) & attack me. The dreams are usually rooted in reality, & last night my fiance had to go the hospital with heart palpitations, then today a letter was delivered by the police saying that there had been an attempted burglary on one of my neighbours - so plenty of fodder for the nightmares. An ever recurring theme is being stuck now in the present at the house of a friend of my mum's who took us in between 1974 & 1983, she was mean to me, I dream that I'm still living there & desperate to get away, but the house is always very different to how I remember it.