any advice on if i should start meds??

(3 Posts)
Damash12 Sat 22-Dec-12 12:36:23

I've taken citalapram in the past, I feel marginally worse for a week or 2 and then they begin to work. My advice is to take them from what you are saying. I also struggled with the higher of taking them but they did help. It was put into perspective for me that had I broken my leg I wouldn't refuse treatment so why would I not take treatment for my head. Good luck x

elvispelvis Fri 14-Dec-12 14:40:00

Can you cope without AD's? If yes, you could wait and see how do you feel after starting your work. But if you can't cope and you really struggling, it might be an idea to start the AD's.

poppy24 Fri 14-Dec-12 14:29:58

I went to the doctor yesterday in floods of tears and said I thought I had PND and she has prescribed me citalopram. But I am really worried about taking it due to side effects and desperately wanting to feel myself.

I had a very difficult birth (3 days in labour ending in emergency c section) and most of the year I have been saying I don't identify with the whole 'bonding' with baby thing. And it was a HUGE adjustment because I used to travel all over the world for work. Have now been at home for 13 months.

We then moved to the country, which is beautiful but I don't know loads of people although it hasn't seemed to bother me. I also have a job starting in January for 3 days a week which I was really excited about. - although feeling flat at the moment

But this week I flipped out, after DS was sick for 5 days and husband away and I started feeling extreme rage and had to walk out of the room and let him cry a few times.

DH on leave for 3 weeks next week and then i start my new job. Wondering if I should wait and see if life returns to normal after starting a new job and getting some sleep, or just start the meds...

can't sleep because I can't stop thinking about what i should do

any advice would be welcome

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