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My ADs have been changed

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ItalianLady Thu 25-Nov-10 07:58:01

I was on 20mg of Citalopram and now I am taking 60mg of Duloxetine. Does anyone else take this or can tell me what to look out for if I am going to feel differently please? I have taken my first one this morning.

ItalianLady Thu 25-Nov-10 18:19:26

I am in a foul mood now. It has been ages since I have been like this sad.

NanaNina Thu 25-Nov-10 19:26:45

Sorry IL - I am on ADs, but an old fashioned one imipramine and am struggling with a turbuletn recovery after a major episode of depression earlier this year ans 3 months in psychiatric hospital.

I don't know anything about theses new SSRIs and I know a lot of people on here seem to be on citalopram. Were these not suiting you, or not bringing any relief. I think sometimes you can feel worse when you first start a new drug and you get the side effects before the benefits. Did the GP give you any advice about how the change might affect you.

Sorry I can't be more help but ADs work differently for different people as I'm sure you know, but I think you must try to keep in mind that once you are on the right drug you are on the road to recovery. I think new drugs sometimes take 4 weeks or so to "kick in"

Best Wishes

ItalianLady Thu 25-Nov-10 20:18:55

I was absolutely fine on citalopram and have no idea why I was changed.

Thank you.

madmouse Thu 25-Nov-10 20:50:05

How frustrating that you don't know why you have been changed - did you not get a chance to ask? Or was there something different on your prescription when you picked it up?

giraffescantdancelikeannw Thu 25-Nov-10 20:51:49

No idea sorry. Did you ask why it was changed?

Mine were changed from caps to tabs because of cost recently.

ItalianLady Thu 25-Nov-10 21:02:37

TBH I had just been giving a diagnosis at the hospital of what was wrong with me and just couldn't take everything in. This is on top of having depression.

Have had a row with dh tonight and are fed up. Waste of an evening sad.

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