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Old 06-11-16, 10:53 PM   #1
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I started this medication about two months ago, and I am really impressed by how much it is helping.

I am not as emotionally volatile any more. And I am not consumed by dark thoughts/moods any more.

the only side effect was/is nominal - mild nausea. I take it at night before I go to bed, so it doesn't interfere in my wellbeing so much.

And I think the best thing is I don't feel like a zombie. Years ago when I was first diagnosed with depression, the doctor prescribed paxil. It helped the dark moods and suicidal thoughts but it started making me feel like an emotional zombie. I never felt any joy either. It was all flat line. And there were sexual side affects too. Citalopram doesn't affect me in that way at all so far.

I thought I'd share this in case anyone else was considering talking to their doctor about medication. You might want to ask your doctor about it if you haven't tried it and are looking for treatment for depression.

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Old 09-18-16, 01:25 AM   #2
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I started citalopram a couple of months ago and it really helped me as well. o felt like i was able to get out of bed again. I had the nausea but found that eatig when i take the pill kept it from happening. i am happy that it worked for you too
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Hi Tiffany,

I have been taking it for one month now at 20mg I am also going to take it for another month at 20mg than move up to 40mg for the third month. I understand that it can take up to 2 or 3 months to it work ?

Are you taking for depression or anxiety or both ?

What dose are you on ?

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Tiffany are you out there
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I am taking Citalopram 20Mg every day. They bumped me up from lower dosage and im happy with 20. Im taking it for both anxiety and depression.

I am also taking another depression med with it to help the dopamine side of depression. Citalopram targets the serotonin side of depression.

With medications that alter the chemicals in your brain, it does take a while to go into effect. i would say 2 to 3 months is how long it took for me to notice a diffrence.

sorry for the delay i usually only check this once a night
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Thank you so much Tiffany, I appreciate it

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