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Should I go back on Citalopram?

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NuckyT Tue 23-Feb-16 10:24:37

After a really bad time at home and at work I was prescribed Citalopram by my doctor. It worked pretty well and lifted some of the weight off of me, and I was on it for about six months. I stopped when, during an argument, my DP accused me of using the drugs as a crutch and said I should stop taking them, so I just got to the end of that prescription and didn't get any more.

That was about 9 months ago - since then I have taken on a new job with much more responsibility (but not much more pay) and have lately been feeling very overwhelmed. I struggle to relax when I am home, feel knackered the whole time and don't feel like socialising at all.

I would love some advice - should I go back to the doctor and see about going back on the medication?

whamfan Tue 23-Feb-16 10:38:35

You should def go back on them if you are feeling this way. Tbh you DP should be more supportive of your choice to take medicine. If you had any other serious health condition you wouldn't stop taking them if your DP told you to, would you?

Why did he see it as a crutch? In what way?

NuckyT Tue 23-Feb-16 10:57:35

I'm just not sure whether it's a 'medical' thing as such, or a result of taking on more at work. Other than the above I've been really forgetful lately, and keep losing things, but I thought that might be due to having so much more to think about at work.

I don't know - DP used to work in a psychological services dept. so I assumed would understand.

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