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Struggling on citalopram

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Jessica0905 Mon 05-Sep-16 19:36:36

I'm on day 4 of citalopram, and feel absolutely horrendous. Zero appetite, exhausted but can't sleep. No motivation at all, plus I have a baby boy to look after. Been on cit before and have no idea how I got through this. Please help! How long before I feel normal again? Seriously considering going to hospital as I don't know what else to do. Don't want to tell
My parents as don't want to worry them, and husband doesn't get it at all

Katherinelethem Mon 05-Sep-16 22:47:20

Please tell someone! This happened to me and my parents were so upset that I struggled through without help instead of just telling them. I know it's really difficult but you can't do it on your own. It took a few weeks before citalopram helped me and it was worth it in the end but I do wish I'd asked for help sooner. flowers. Go back to your go and talk through the side effects with them. They may be able to reassure you. Xx

Jessica0905 Tue 06-Sep-16 04:57:52

Thank you Katherinelethem, how did you get through it? I'm going to try and see the doctor tomorrow. Told my mum and husband last night, and managed to get to sleep for a bit. Dreading my husband going to work in the morning, he'd take the day off if I really needed it but he's self employed so doesn't get paid, and I'm on mat leave so only one wage coming in so this doesn't help! I really think I need to go to hospital until the tablets kick in xx

AuntyElle Tue 06-Sep-16 05:26:25

flowers sounds good that you've told your mum and husband how you're feeling. Have you talked to HV?
When you mention going into hospital, have you been in for MH before? As that is usually the last option. Support at home would usually be given first if possible. Hope you can see GP tomorrow (today!). Do ring Samaritans to help you thro tomorrow even if it's just to hear a supportive voice. One day at a time until the ADs kick in... Or rather one hour at a time, or 5mins, whatever you can manage x x

Jessica0905 Tue 06-Sep-16 22:06:19

Thank you so much ladies, you honestly have no idea how much you helped me last night. Spoke to dr today, he was useless to be honest... Told me to grin and bear it. Which I know I have to but I could've done with his support. Spoke to HV later and they were amazing!!! So supportive, and arranging for someone to come see me. Today has been slightly better, managed to eat a couple of things and no melt downs xx

AuntyElle Wed 07-Sep-16 22:45:19

That sounds like progress, Jessica. So glad the HV was good x x

Jessica0905 Thu 15-Sep-16 23:06:12

Feeling slightly better today (day 13) however just want to feel normal again! How long will that take?

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