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alternative to Citalopram

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cleowasmycat Mon 16-Nov-15 07:17:58

I'm pretty sure my 30mg of Citalopram keeps me reasonably sane but in the last year I have had two severe bouts of depression / anxiety meaning I've had to take time of work. I still feel unmotivated everyday and if I had the choice would just stay in bed. I'm constantly tired, am having counselling and have reduced my hours ( and now salary). I can't increase to 40mg as it make me a zombie. Is there an alternative?

cleowasmycat Mon 16-Nov-15 16:16:02

No one?

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Mon 16-Nov-15 18:33:38

Go back to your gp, there are loads of alternatives out there

cleowasmycat Mon 16-Nov-15 19:51:37

Ive been to doc today as I've been useless today. Changing to Sertraline. No experience of these.

MirandaWest Mon 16-Nov-15 19:54:20

I've taken both sertraline and citalopram (at different times). sertraline was when I was at my complete lowest and it definitely worked. Both of them made me feel and be sick at first but it passed fairly quickly.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Mon 16-Nov-15 23:01:27

I've never had sertraline, I've had at various times citalopram, duloxetine, venlafaxine and mirtazapine. Please keep trying til you get one that works for you

cleowasmycat Mon 23-Nov-15 13:02:38

Day 2 of Sertraline and no unpleasant effects yet....

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