Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues


blue to the bone

Player Valuation: £50m
Just back in Ireland from my uncles funeral. He was in London since 1957.
Nice service and that. But left me feeling down. Not so much the bereavement but all his family celebrating his life and that. Felt a bit alone in the sense that I have no partner or kids and it's something I miss having. I'm not old but just thing that ship has sailed for me. The kids bit anyway.
 

Bryan

Fürst
I’ve been on citalopram for about two years now, I’d say the first 12 months made me feel numb, and I didn’t think they worked. I gained loads of weight as a result of the increase in appetite for whatever reason, the second twelve months have destroyed my appetite and I sleep like a log, 12hrs and I still are up feeling like sh!t. Still tired, and yet able to operate as a normal human, and that’s good enough for me.
 

Frank.

Player Valuation: £70m
I’ve been on citalopram for about two years now, I’d say the first 12 months made me feel numb, and I didn’t think they worked. I gained loads of weight as a result of the increase in appetite for whatever reason, the second twelve months have destroyed my appetite and I sleep like a log, 12hrs and I still are up feeling like sh!t. Still tired, and yet able to operate as a normal human, and that’s good enough for me.
I've read some reviews online, but not sure which to believe etc..

Good to hear a real life version.

What dose are you on mate?

I've only been on them a week but feel light headed for a couple hours after taking it. 20mg
 

Bryan

Fürst
I've read some reviews online, but not sure which to believe etc..

Good to hear a real life version.

What dose are you on mate?

I've only been on them a week but feel light headed for a couple hours after taking it. 20mg
20mg, they have turned me into an emotionless zombie tbh. Wish I’d never taken them, they have removed my constant anger and frustrations and replaced them with “meh”.
 

Frank.

Player Valuation: £70m
20mg, they have turned me into an emotionless zombie tbh. Wish I’d never taken them, they have removed my constant anger and frustrations and replaced them with “meh”.
That might be a very good thing for me!
 

Bungle

Player Valuation: £70m
I've read some reviews online, but not sure which to believe etc..

Good to hear a real life version.

What dose are you on mate?

I've only been on them a week but feel light headed for a couple hours after taking it. 20mg
I was on 20mg and then 40mg and found they made me feel tired an hour or so after taking them for the first week, then that passed and they worked really well for me, no other side effects and helped the invasive anxious thoughts which helped me get a lot of stuff sorted.

I guess @Bryan goes to show though that they effect people in different ways so just monitor it and take advice from the GP and see how it goes then tweak the dosage or change the medication on their advice.
 

efcforever

Player Valuation: £8m
I was on 20mg and then 40mg and found they made me feel tired an hour or so after taking them for the first week, then that passed and they worked really well for me, no other side effects and helped the invasive anxious thoughts which helped me get a lot of stuff sorted.

I guess @Bryan goes to show though that they effect people in different ways so just monitor it and take advice from the GP and see how it goes then tweak the dosage or change the medication on their advice.
I take 40mg every morning and it really works for me. It seems like it's different for everyone though.
 

NCLBlue

Player Valuation: £8m
Absolutely fuming at myself as I had a panic attack at work caught completely off guard and feel like I look like an absolute idiot in front of colleagues

Been understaffed and the workload on me has been crazy and one of the new team leaders has very little people skills or understanding of the job the staff are doing and is changing what I’m working on every ten minutes despite their being 5/6 case loads open on my desk.

Feel like such an idiot and embarrassed - could do without this - been in such a good place.

Speak up if you’re under pressure and don’t hold yourself responsible for everything that won’t get done in time - advice for you all that I should have taken!
 

anjelikaferrett

waiting for the resurgence
Absolutely fuming at myself as I had a panic attack at work caught completely off guard and feel like I look like an absolute idiot in front of colleagues

Been understaffed and the workload on me has been crazy and one of the new team leaders has very little people skills or understanding of the job the staff are doing and is changing what I’m working on every ten minutes despite their being 5/6 case loads open on my desk.

Feel like such an idiot and embarrassed - could do without this - been in such a good place.

Speak up if you’re under pressure and don’t hold yourself responsible for everything that won’t get done in time - advice for you all that I should have taken!
Don't beat yourself up about it. Micromanagement (which it sounds like your team leader is operating) is toxic If your company has anything about it they will do something to understand what happened and act on it. Employers love to pay lip service to tackling mental health in the workplace but when they have to do something it's a completely different scenario.
 

cronullasharks

Player Valuation: £30m
20mg, they have turned me into an emotionless zombie tbh. Wish I’d never taken them, they have removed my constant anger and frustrations and replaced them with “meh”.
I found that with them too.

I've dropped from 20mg to 10mg starting today, looking at being off them completely in 8 weeks.

Edit: I should add that they worked to get me out of the constant state of anxiety i was in though. No good for the libido though
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Top