Returning to meds

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   Posted 8/25/2006 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Not quite a first post but it's been a fair while...

I went to my GP to talk about what I feared was a proper relapse. The most problematic things were sleeping problems (disruption, nightmares, insomnia...) and loss of libido. The crying and the moodiness were somehow less of a worry. He instantly prescribed me Citalopram and sent me on my way.

I asked twice if they would help the libido and the sleep problems and he seemed to think they would sort them right out.

Having been on quite a few antidepressants (usually SSRIs) I didn't really believe him and read the leaflet and a ton of websites. The most common side effects seem to be significant lessening of any sort of sex life, disrupted sleep, and weight gain.

The reason I came off meds before was because I felt like I was being ignored and prescribed and shunted from doctor to doctor and after six years nothing felt like it was helping. After three years off them (and rather a bit of struggling) I admit that maybe I need them and it's like I'm back to square one and no-ones listening all over again.

I don't really know what to do right now and I'm not sure that I'm being rational half the time. I'm under a lot of stress which isn't helping. And I'd love to feel less all over the place and less empty, but I also don't want to get back into feeling helpless around doctors.

You were all so helpful last time I posted and I'd really appreciate anything anyone has to offer.


Post Edited (4green) : 8/25/2006 4:28:59 PM (GMT-6)

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