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.
Stay safe out there, my TTL friends.