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Cilalopram...

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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

CuriousMama Thu 20-Dec-12 09:32:41

meant day four (4)

HeartOfDixie Thu 20-Dec-12 09:41:29

That's right I went straight on to 20, think I will do the half thing. It seems lots of people did 10 in the beginning. The doctor I saw was very uninterested and I was only in with her for 5 mins. Although I am rather large so maybe it's a body mass thing. Have got an appointment for 11:45 so we shall see what the docs says. Thank you for being there Curious.

somewherebecomingrain Thu 20-Dec-12 10:47:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

somewherebecomingrain Thu 20-Dec-12 10:49:23

Oops wrong thread. Ignore all!

HeartOfDixie Thu 20-Dec-12 12:50:44

Even more confused now as saw the same doctor who prescribed them, told her all my side effects and she says I seem so much better than when she saw me on Monday I should stop taking them altogether. I told her that i thought the improvement was due to the cilopram but she swore blind it could not have any effect that quickly. But I'm so scared of going back to the tearful depressed me at least now I don't feel anything at all. Think I'm going to do 10mgs and see how I go with the side effects and then try and see a new doctor in the new year. What a palava.

reastie Thu 20-Dec-12 14:12:42

heart that sounds really odd of the gp. There couldn't have been an improvement so quickly from you taking them I think, but, tbh it's a long term thing and if she thought you needed them a few days ago and just as she thinks you look a bit better today (and, let's face it, these things can vary depending on the day and your mood) she says you don't need them anymore I would question her logic and ability in this situ. Can you see another GP for another opinion? Book a double appointment to talk things through properly? Do you want to take them and think they will help or did you take them just because you were prescribed them?

OK, so does anyone find their libido comes back over time whilst on citalopram? I took it a number of years ago and remember I didn't have much interest but I didn't have a bf or DH then so it didn't matter. I have zero libido since going on them and finding it a bit sad . This is probably tmi blush but DH and I dtd the other day and I enjoyed it (although less than normal) but couldn't go anywhere with it IYKWIM and could have just not bothered sad . We had problems with my sex drive when I was on the pill as I lost all interest and it got to the point where we didn't have sex for months and months (if not a year or so) as I couldn't get into it and it hurt too much because I wasn't interested no matter what we did or tried. I don't want to go back to that again

babybarrister Colombia Sat 22-Dec-12 21:21:07

What about weight gain as a friend has complained about it?

MissPricklePants Wed 26-Dec-12 19:09:23

How is everybody? week 6 for me and I am feeling more able to cope! Still feeling really tired and have had a few bad days but the ok days are more frequent which is brilliant!

YommyMommy Thu 27-Dec-12 10:52:11

Hi miss pickle pants...glad to hear you are feeling better grin i am too. Although I think it's downtown time passing as well as the meds! I still feel tired, and I'm not sure if that's medication or just life with young kids!!

I'm really enjoying time off of work n spending days chilling with the family grin

Hi to everyone else! Hope you all had a fab Christmas x x

Arcadia Sun 30-Dec-12 21:03:29

Hope the quiet board means that everyone has had a good Christmas!

I have enjoyed the whole Christmas period a lot more than I expected. My DD has been absolutely delightful, have found time with family cosy and relaxing, the usual family tensions have been dealt with better by everyone this year, and most importantly have had loads of sleep as DD has been sleeping later and later and even sitting in bed reading to herself in the morning while we sleep in a bit!

Just got back from a lovely couple of days in London with PILs managed to get out shopping in sales and meeting friends for lunch and tea in west end, so had some 'me time'!

Glad you enjoyed yours YommyMommy!

Now nearly six weeks into citalopram on 10mg for 4 weeks then 20mg for the last two. Side effects largely gone and feeling pretty good.

Happy New Year to all!

Arcadia Mon 31-Dec-12 08:41:56

Had post and run yesterday.

heartofdixie what has happened with your meds now, I wondered if you sorted out your dosage or if the side effects have worn off? I found that they lasted about two weeks when starting and when increasing the dosage but mine were quite mild luckily.

reastie I am a bit worried about the sexual side too. I now remember why I came off ADs about 12 years ago, because sex was just about the only good thing in my life then! TBH sex is not massively important to me or to DP however we do make the effort because it is really good when we do actually bother, and it brings that extra closeness to the relationship obviously. I probably have a higher sex drive than him normally. I don't think these pills have effected my sex drive but they have effected my ability to have a satisfying 'conclusion' if you know what I mean! That is annoying and I hope that it wears off.

babybarrister I have found the opposite that I have lost weight on them, however that may just be the side effect stage as I am only just coming out of that stage, and felt a bit sick so ate less, and have managed to lose a bit more weight and am now at my ideal weight ( had already lost quite a lot over the summer and autumn by doing myfitnesspal) and am now buying new smaller clothes which is nice! I am finding I am turning to food less for comfort than before so hopefully it will not make me gain weight in the long run.

Misspricklepants sorry to hear that you still feel tired but glad that you are having more good days. Hopefully the tiredness will wear off in time.

xRavenx Fri 25-Jan-13 17:49:25

Two months in, and I'm doing well smile

I don't feel depressed any more!! After the first few weeks I felt ever so happy, which has faded now to just feeling normal. I think I was just overjoyed to be feeling better at first, and now I'm used to it!

My sleep pattern is much bettter although I'm still capable of sleeping 15/6 hours in one go. However I'm much less tired in the day now and no other side effects, even the dry mouth has vanished

I really am so glad I started. I had no idea how bad I was before, until I felt better smile Had a lovely christmas. Think I'll be on these for a few more months but that's not a problem

How is everyone?

Arcadia Tue 29-Jan-13 19:27:46

hi xraven. I am glad things are going well for you.
I am feeling good now too, that warm cosy feeling inside, and looking forward to things and enjoying things. I am enjoying my daughter more, and more patient and my relationships are all better. I am also socialising more, and feel more organised. I am handling stress in my life better too; I still get stressed but can somehow switch off from it better and choose to not let it get to me.
Also sleeping well on the whole and no longer tired.
All in all a good drug for me!

MissPricklePants Thu 31-Jan-13 12:07:17

3 months now for me, dosage has been increased to 30mg as I am still struggling. Felt ok but then started getting more down, fed up and generally felt awful. Hope things improve for me. Hope you are all well x

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