My partner knows about the diagnosis and the fact that I'm getting on antidepressants, I see them everyday when they return from work (we live together). Not sure if they'd notice if the drug turns me 'manic' because sometimes I am naturally crazy anyway But fingers crossed, worst case scenario - I have valium and will use if if things get out of hand, thanks for the heads up!(Original post by furryface12)
If you won't take the mood stabiliser, could you at least make sure someone who sees you most days (parent, housemate, whoever) knows you're starting citalopram without it and your current diagnosis? I know it's hard to tell people, but if you were to become manic they may be more likely to notice or think it's a problem more than you and make you see a medical professional again, the danger is otherwise you could end up doing yourself serious harm and noone would know what was going on.
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Doesn't sound TOO bad, I am not planning on taking it long term anyway - max 6 months or so, so hopefully I'll be fine, thanks for sharing your experience with it!(Original post by Anonymous)
I've been taking it since I was 13 - I'm 18 now,
Its very very good and I found that it massively reduced my low mood and anxiety
As for spacing out - I still do that despite being on the tablets for 5 years - i think its more a side effect of the mental disorders as opposed to the medication
I really want to be weaned off them but the side effects are awful
When I first started taking;
-Sleepiness ( I literally slept for 4 days straight)
-loss of appetite
When I miss ONE dose ;
Continued Side Effects
-Fits/Spasms in my Sleep
But despite all this it is a good medication.I can honestly say it saved my life!
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