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Citlaropram and working

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lightbulbisbright Wed 07-Jan-15 14:25:39

I am just about to start a new job which will need my full concentration. I have been taking 20 mg of citlaropram the last 3 and a half months which stops any anxiety but does seem to dull my mind a bit. Shall I stick with it and see how it goes. I'm worried I may not take in the information as well whilst still taking citlaropram. Would it be silly to take it maybe every other day? I do not want to consult my doctor because he signed me off work for a while and now I've been offered a great job out of the blue which contradicts me being signed off but I need to see if going back to work full time will work for me. Any suggestions help will be gratefully received.

ovumahead Wed 07-Jan-15 18:21:22

I wouldn't advise halving the dose and starting a new job at the same time. You're likely to get some withdrawal symptoms by doing that, which could be more uncomfortable than feeling a bit slowed down by the meds. What time of day do you take them? And is 20mg the lowest dose?

NiceAcorns Wed 07-Jan-15 21:49:21

I take mine last thing at night & my brain seems better like than - less sleepy eye

NiceAcorns Wed 07-Jan-15 21:49:42

Sleepy etc! Not eye!

lightbulbisbright Thu 08-Jan-15 11:36:19

Ok I will carry on as I am and see how it goes. I might try the taking it at night thing, because It does make me feel a bit sleepy and then I can't sleep at night so stands to reason it would have the opposite effect if taken at night. Good plan.

FaithLoveandGrace Thu 08-Jan-15 20:56:14

Hi lightbulb. I definitely wouldn't halve dose at the moment. Citalopram withdrawal (like most ADs) is awful. Good luck in the new job and I hope taking it at night helps smile

lightbulbisbright Fri 09-Jan-15 09:59:22

I took today's tablet last night and it didn't work for me, kept me awake for ages. I took it because I was really tired so thought it wouldn't make much difference. But for me it did seem to. I will heed your advice and just keep,taking the tablets. Thank you.

FaithLoveandGrace Fri 09-Jan-15 11:53:38

Sorry to hear that sad I have that problem with mine. Hope things ease up for you soon.

Snog Sat 10-Jan-15 17:50:48

Just be honest with your gp - I don't get why you think you can't be?

dontrunwithscissors Sat 10-Jan-15 18:22:19

It might not be the citalopram. I find that very low grade depression makes me a bit 'dumb'. I can feel fine generally, but just cognitively dulled. It's always the last thing to come back after a depressive episode and seems to take forever to settle.

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