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YommyMommy Fri 26-Oct-12 14:25:29

I can only handle positive stories right now please smile

I have started on 10mg today for anxiety and depression. I'm do relived to b getting some help and looking forward to feeling like myself...I know it won't work over night but would love to hear success stories!

X x

xRavenx Mon 03-Dec-12 18:38:37

Quick update from me

3 weeks 3 days in

I think these pills are working smile smile

For the last week or just less, I've been feeling better...not back to how I used to be, but better. Not weepy, not feeling hopeless any more. In fact feel good right this very moment

I was so worried about starting them....and I'm so glad I put that aside and took them grin They work!, and with no horrid side effects

Still very tired all the time

Doctors tomorrow evening. I forgot to take one dose a few days ago, so have enough pills to last till tomorrow now and didn't need to get a repreat prescription

Hope everyone has a good week. 7 days of lectures left, then it's time for christmas holidays grin woop woop!!

YommyMommy Mon 03-Dec-12 19:38:21

Hi raven, do glad to hear ur feeling much better. grin

I think the tiredness is the last side effect to go but it does wear off. I'm at week 5 plus 3 days and the tiredness in no where near as bad as it was! grin

Hi everyone else! Hope ur all having a good day! I've had a good day this end. Was even singing Christmas songs while washing the dishes tonight.

My boys are acting like little monkeys tonight so I'm counting down the minutes til bed time! 7pm smile

X x

reastie Mon 03-Dec-12 19:48:09

It's so nice to hear so many positive stories on this.

I saw something upthread about taking them in the morning - is there a reason behind this? My GP didn't specify and so I've been taking them last thing at night, my logic being I still bf DD once in the evening so if i take it after I bf her there will be a lower concentration in the milk than if it's nearly 24 hours since I last had it (although this could be flawed ridiculous logic!)

YommyMommy Mon 03-Dec-12 20:13:16

Hey reastie,

I don't think it really matters what time you take it. Some say it makes them do tired the can only take them at night, others say they affect ur sleep so take them in the morning. I guess it probs just depends on the person. My GP never mentioned at time to take them either, but morning works for me and nighttime works for you grin x x

YommyMommy Tue 04-Dec-12 13:51:02

This ladies,

How is everyone??

I'm good. It's having intrusive thoughts, but they are definitely getting less and I'm feeling more and more calm with each passing day! grin

I'm feeling a bit sick today...hmm hope it's nothing working on me!! Maybe I'm coming out in sympathy with Kate wink poor girl! I really feel for her I had 9 months of sickness with both my boys! Yuk!!

Hope everyone else is well! X x

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Tue 04-Dec-12 15:38:34

Feeling sad and a bit meh today sad. Week 3, day 2. I'm very up and down, and very tired. I keep waking up really early too. I've had a nasty head cold, so that hasn't helped. I thought dry mouth was from the cold! I am really, really trying not to give in to cravings for crap as I put on 2st when given prozac and I've only recently lost it (still another couple to go blush).

It's nice to read that others are feeling a lot better on the tablets.

Curious DD is okay, thanks. My stress is meeting at work.

Yommy I get the odd wave of strong nausea and then I'm fine. It's very weird.

thanks for all.

YommyMommy Tue 04-Dec-12 16:22:37

Hi kinky,

Sorry to hear your having an off day! The tablets will work I'm sure, but I def think it takes 5/6 weeks for them to kick in properly!

I also had days where I just felt sad... But they are less and less now! Thankfully! X x

KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Tue 04-Dec-12 17:03:19

Thanks Yommy thanks smile

Quick update, fabulous day - got loads done! Just started week 9. Did wake up early about 4am and decided it if was 6am I would get up but oops it was way earlier. I did manage to get back to sleep though.

CuriousMama Tue 04-Dec-12 21:20:14

Hi all, good day here for me. Been to the cinema tonight to see Pitch Perfect and bonus it was free through Seefilmfirst. Usually the tickets aren't local to me but these were and it was fricking hilarious grin Plus fantastic singing. I'd really recommend it.

Sorry to hear about your meeting Kinky hope it goes ok for you. Glad to hear your dd's ok though.

YommyMommy Wed 05-Dec-12 08:36:41

Morning lovelies,

I'm sitting in my GP surger before I go to work. Just a check in, but I think she's already running late confused I'm feeling very nervous for some strange reason, lol!

I'm thinking she'll want to review my meds, but I'm hoping to stay at 10 as I feel I'm managing on them and they have made a big difference to what I felt 5/6 weeks ago! smile

Curious is that a new film? I haven't heard of it...although I'm not even sure what's on in the cinema these days! Lol!

Kinky, when is ur work meeting? Try not to get yourself too up tight about it and remember you would feel worried/anxious about this in normal circumstances, but the fact that you have anxiety is making it seem 100 times worse! hmm

Second so glad to hear you are still doing so well! grin

Hope everyone has a good day! X x

CuriousMama Wed 05-Dec-12 11:22:57

Morning all,

I hope your check up went ok YM?

yes it's a new movie it's out on 21st. Really uplifting smile

Good news for me today. I went to hospital check up and nurse said my heart seems fine and it's most likely gastric, probably anxiety linked? Did you know most of our serotonin is found in specialised cells in our gut? I knew stomach problems and stress can be linked but didn't realise just how much. All makes so much sense. That's probably why citalopram helps IBS?

So I feel pretty happy today. Got the WI meeting tonight, it was that which triggered all this last month so will be a good test. I went to glass painting in there last week and was fine though. Pills are certainly helping me.

Have good day everyone.

CuriousMama Wed 05-Dec-12 11:26:38
KinkyDoritoWithJingleBellsOn Wed 05-Dec-12 12:36:54

Really interesting article Curious. I could see so much of me in that.

Yommy How was doctor? You sound very positive overall.

YommyMommy Wed 05-Dec-12 13:47:08

Hi ladies,

Very interesting curious and makes Sense!

Got on well at docs...managed not to cry, lol grin I'm staying on 10 for time being...docs is happy with progress, but said not to b worried if I still have down days as its just the way recovery works!

X x

YommyMommy Wed 05-Dec-12 14:59:55

P.s. so glad to hear ur appointment went well curious! That will b a relief grin x x

CuriousMama Wed 05-Dec-12 16:33:46

Glad you're appointment went well YM.

DSD is coming over tonight, she's living in Bristol now and works as a radiographer. Dp hasn't seen her for months so they're spending a few hours together in Durham then she's coming here for her birthday cake and a hug smile She's 25 soon and just lovely. It's snowing heavily though so I hope that doesn't change things but if so I'll be for the best safety wise.

DS2 is out in the snow with his friends. He'll come in shivering like a leaf in the wind.

Exmil sent me a blank text, she never texts. I rang her and she sounded so confused asking where exdh is? He's on his way home now so should be at the hospital now or soon? I rang the nurse who didn't seem to know much. I got exdh to ring and the dr needs to see him. She should never have been left sad

Have a good evening all.

Arcadia Wed 05-Dec-12 21:48:53

Hi all glad everyone is doing well!

Sorry to hear about your exmil, curious, sounds like a stressful situation. Hope she's OK.

Sorry don't have much time to post but I always read the thread!

Have just passed the two week mark and less nauseous now, slightly less tired, and am sleeping well.

Had a stressful incident at work on Monday and just thought glad I am on the pills. I think I have coped with it better than I would have before.

The pills do seem to be helping me to feel more positive smile

CuriousMama Wed 05-Dec-12 22:43:05

That's great news Arcadia glad the pills are helping smile

Exdh has been in to see his mum. Looks like it won't be long for her. He spoke to the dr for a long time. So sad. Dss will be devastated too, especially ds1 he adores his gran sad They've told her she won't make Christmas as she isn't eating. I don't see the point of telling her it's just upset her?

I'm also glad to be back on the pills especially with all this going on.

Arcadia Thu 06-Dec-12 08:23:21

sorry to hear that Curious that is a really difficult thing to cope with especially with Christmas coming up. Do your DSs know?

CuriousMama Thu 06-Dec-12 08:33:56

Thanks Arcadia had more bad news yesterday regarding a friend I won't go into that though as I've been miserable enough.

Ds1 knows, ds2 not really yet. DS1 is very very close to gran though and it'll be hitting him hard. We talk about it. He's very upset she was left. I really dread him seeing exbil he's been appalling.

How are you all coping with the weather? It's really icy here luckily I don't have to go far today. I feel for the elderly in this weather. I'll check on my neighbours today see if they're ok?

YommyMommy Thu 06-Dec-12 09:01:39

Morning ladies,

Curious I'm so sorry to heard about ur exmil sad a very distressing situation for you all! Sending big hugs down for you and dss x x

Arcadia, as glad to hear you are feeling better too!

I'm having a bit of a flat day today. Last day at work and the weather is horrible - heavy rain and wind - looking forward to getting home and cuddling with my boys smile x x

CuriousMama Thu 06-Dec-12 09:07:25

Morning YM thanks for the hugs xx

Just think it's your last day at work, all weekend to snuggle up with dss. smile I hope it goes fast for you?

YommyMommy Thu 06-Dec-12 09:25:39

Me too curious.

We are all heading through to my sister (she live in Edinburgh) on Saturday night and taking the boys into town to see the Christmas things grin I'm really looking forward to it.

X x

CuriousMama Thu 06-Dec-12 09:36:39

That sounds fantastic, Edinburgh is my favourite city and especially at Christmas time. Will you go on the big wheel and ice skating? I wish we were all going. I'd love us all to go at this time of year.

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