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Hey all am a mother of two and i work pretty much living a normal life untill i was hit with a massive panic attack whilst watching tv, in a week ive gone from being tired but working and seeing my friends in family to being on anti dep meds having panic attacks been diagnosed with depression and i am to scared to leave the house.
I am having really bad side affects to my medication just wondering if anyone else has been in a similar situation to me i really am lost am normally the type a girl thats always out there never shy etc and now i cant go into a shop without my head spinning in my throat tightening i want my life back ..........
 
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Hi and :welcome: to the forum. I'm glad you've found us and I hope you will find it a good place to be. What meds are you taking? If the side effects are making things difficult for you then speak to your doctor - are you going back for a check-up soon? As I'm sure you know, anti-depressants can take a while to work - up to a couple of months sometimes - so don't be too disheartened if you don't start feeling back to yourself quickly. Try to give yourself time to recover.

Take care of yourself and hope to see you around the forum :)
 
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thankyou for replying am on citalopram 20mg the first two days were terrible i was hallucinating, waking up with panic attacks and generally not with it slept for two days , now i feel alot better but loads more anxiety than before i walk about in daze and my visions distorted is this normal before i could at least walk about our town now i cant.thanks for your time
 
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It's not something I've ever taken, and of course we all react differently to meds - but maybe even a quick call to your GP on Monday would be a good idea? or call NHS24 - 08454 242424 - I have phoned them before and they were very helpful. Do you have anyone you can talk to about how you're feeling? - as that can help - and of course post here as much as you want!
 
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thankyou for replying am on citalopram 20mg the first two days were terrible i was hallucinating, waking up with panic attacks and generally not with it slept for two days , now i feel alot better but loads more anxiety than before i walk about in daze and my visions distorted is this normal before i could at least walk about our town now i cant.thanks for your time

Hiii & :welcome:

I was on citalopram, twice, more recently a year or so ago. It can have some really unpleasant side-effects. I was hallucinating and it induced one hell of a manic episode for me (both times I was on it). Could you go and see your pdoc/GP and ask for another antideppresant?

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