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Amz
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   Posted 3/23/2011 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Ive been depressed since I was about 12, I am on citalopram 60mg.
I have been doing ok on them, all they seem to do on good days is keep my mood stable.
But over the past 2 weeks, I seem to have taken a step back, I haven't missed any of my tablets, but my mood has gone down hill and I don't want to go out anywhere, I just can't face seeing anyone, not even passing another car.

I don't know whats causing it, mine and my husbands relationship is a bit strained at mo because I really can't face "rompy pompy".

anybody have any ideas about what could be going on?

Thanks
I am a 23yo woman from the UK, my husband is my main carer.
Diagnosed with- FIBROMYALGIA, BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, SERO NEGATIVE ARTHRITIS, INSOMNIA, LOW ENERGY, PANIC ATTACKS, OCD, IBS, MIGRAINES, FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE, LOW VITAMIN D.
BEEN REWARDED DISABILITY
Meds Citalopram 60mg, Tramadol 50mg x3, Mebeverine (for IBS) 135mg x3, Vitamin D 5000iu, Magnesium 250mg, Buscopan IBS Relief x3.

getting by
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   Posted 3/24/2011 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
You could possibly need a med adjustment. Mention this to your doctor and let them know exactly how you are feeling and I am sure that they will adjust your meds.

I hope that you feel better soon. Take care Amz, keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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Amz
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   Posted 3/24/2011 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have just got back from the gp, due to having been on citalopram for 2 years, I have to gradually reduce the dosage over a month, until I'm taking nothing and then I will be able to try Sertraline (Zoloft).

I have never tried these before, so does anybody have any comments about these antidepressants?

Thanks
I am a 23yo woman from the UK, my husband is my main carer.
Diagnosed with- FIBROMYALGIA, BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, SERO NEGATIVE ARTHRITIS, INSOMNIA, LOW ENERGY, PANIC ATTACKS, OCD, IBS, MIGRAINES, FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE, LOW VITAMIN D.
BEEN REWARDED DISABILITY
Meds Citalopram 60mg, Tramadol 50mg x3, Mebeverine (for IBS) 135mg x3, Vitamin D 5000iu, Magnesium 250mg, Buscopan IBS Relief x3.

getting by
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   Posted 3/24/2011 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people have reported weight gain, though, I had weight loss on it, but it gave me severe diarrhea. But it worked well as an antidepressant with my moods. I was sad to have to go off of it. So I guess it would be trial and error, as it works differently on different people. I would give it a go and see what happens.

Best wishes, Karen
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Amz
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Total Posts : 155
   Posted 3/24/2011 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a bit annoyed about having to come off the citalopram over a 4 week period, my mood could hit rock bottom in that time.
I am a 23yo woman from the UK, my husband is my main carer.
Diagnosed with- FIBROMYALGIA, BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, SERO NEGATIVE ARTHRITIS, INSOMNIA, LOW ENERGY, PANIC ATTACKS, OCD, IBS, MIGRAINES, FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE, LOW VITAMIN D.
BEEN REWARDED DISABILITY
Meds Citalopram 60mg, Tramadol 50mg x3, Mebeverine (for IBS) 135mg x3, Vitamin D 5000iu, Magnesium 250mg, Buscopan IBS Relief x3.

getting by
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   Posted 3/24/2011 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It probably takes time to go off of the med. Most of them, you don't want to go off too fast. You can have bad withdrawal symptoms. And believe me, it is no fun.

I am sorry that the citalopram stopped working good for you. I hate changing meds, the last change I made I was lucky. The meds were closely related, so I was able to go on one before I went off of the other. And the other was effexor, which is noted for the withdrawal symptoms. Evidently you can't have both meds in your system at the same time. I think that this doctor knows what he is doing. And if you have a crisis, don't hesitate to call him.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

Amz
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 3/24/2011 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Karen, you've been a great help. x
I am a 23yo woman from the UK, my husband is my main carer.
Diagnosed with- FIBROMYALGIA, BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, SERO NEGATIVE ARTHRITIS, INSOMNIA, LOW ENERGY, PANIC ATTACKS, OCD, IBS, MIGRAINES, FIBROCYSTIC BREAST DISEASE, LOW VITAMIN D.
BEEN REWARDED DISABILITY
Meds Citalopram 60mg, Tramadol 50mg x3, Mebeverine (for IBS) 135mg x3, Vitamin D 5000iu, Magnesium 250mg, Buscopan IBS Relief x3.

needasomehelp
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   Posted 3/28/2011 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
i have heard bad things about zoloft, my doctor tried to prescribe them too me abut i refused as my brother and sister have been on them before and both tried to commit suicide after being on them for 2 weeks, they maybe be different for some people but studies have shown they can make your depression worse. im on avanza which you take at night as they can make you a little drowsy. im so much better with them. let me know how the zoloft go hun
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