Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

Groucho

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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”.
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
And this is why we need to appreciate that everyone is different.

They worked an absolute treat for the wife.

Sounds like Setraline may suit you better.
 

BigBlueNose

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And this is why we need to appreciate that everyone is different.

They worked an absolute treat for the wife.

Sounds like Setraline may suit you better.
I was originally on sertraline, and was up to 250mg a day on them, they didn't do anything for me.

these citalopram, seemed to have perked me up a little bit already I think. ive only been on them a week, but I haven't been having as much anxiety or negative thoughts ..
 

BigBlueNose

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”.
have people, family and friends noticed a big or any difference in you from these citalopram or is it something you only can see within yourself ?

@Bungle
 

Bungle

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have people, family and friends noticed a big or any difference in you from these citalopram or is it something you only can see within yourself ?

@Bungle
Yep other people definitely noticed before I did and once someone pointed out that I did something they wouldn't normally expect to see me do I started noticing lots of little improvements and it just kind of grew from there.

I've gone from always sending someone else to the bar for drinks or avoiding certain places because of my anxiety to now not really thinking about it and just getting on with it, I try and put myself in situations I know I'd previously have felt uncomfortable in to make sure I don't let it slip. I think CBT played a big part in it alongside the Citalopram, probably took 3-4 weeks of meds before I really noticed anything though. The thought of fighting in front of a few hundred people would be just about my worst nightmare a few months back.
 

BigBlueNose

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Yep other people definitely noticed before I did and once someone pointed out that I did something they wouldn't normally expect to see me do I started noticing lots of little improvements and it just kind of grew from there.

I've gone from always sending someone else to the bar for drinks or avoiding certain places because of my anxiety to now not really thinking about it and just getting on with it, I try and put myself in situations I know I'd previously have felt uncomfortable in to make sure I don't let it slip. I think CBT played a big part in it alongside the Citalopram, probably took 3-4 weeks of meds before I really noticed anything though. The thought of fighting in front of a few hundred people would be just about my worst nightmare a few months back.
ah right, I was hoping for this kind of response... im hoping I have the same reaction to it.

we sound very similar

don't hate me !
 

Bungle

Player Valuation: £70m
ah right, I was hoping for this kind of response... im hoping I have the same reaction to it.

we sound very similar

don't hate me !
I spent quite a lot of my life mistaking depression and anxiety, I've no doubt had some fairly severe depression at varying stages in my life but anxiety wasn't actually diagnosed and treated until 3/4 years ago. The CBT was great and the difference in social situations has been massive, there's still a lot of work to do but I'm managing the simple things without getting anxious about them.

I've said before but it really was the simplest things that got me, walking into a pub/restaurant and it feeling like the whole focus was on me and absolutely crippling me to the point I'd turn round and leave more often than not. I found I'd always pick seats which were hidden away and if there weren't any I'd leave. I'd get to the door for interviews, appointments or social events and stand outside fighting with myself to go in, I'd invariably turn around and go home feeling like a complete loser and beat myself up about it. There was a time where even on here I'd post something and if it was challenged I'd feel hugely anxious about responding in case my argument was picked apart and I looked stupid, hence I just deliberately make myself look stupid before anyone else does now.

I type the above out and think how utterly mad it is that I worry about things that minor, but I'm not really arsed what anyone thinks of it and it's good to be open because there''ll definitely be someone else reading it that feels to daft to type it. That's what I tell myself anyone.
 

Bryan

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have people, family and friends noticed a big or any difference in you from these citalopram or is it something you only can see within yourself ?

@Bungle
Not really, i have been able to 'operate' at a normal pace, as @Bungle mentions thats a perfect example ' going the bar ', conversing in a usually awkward environment etc, all gets a bit easier. I would say as a side effect of the 'meh' effect, you (i) give up caring in the sense of worrying about anxiety getting in the way, and end up just powering through.
 

BigBlueNose

Player Valuation: £70m
I spent quite a lot of my life mistaking depression and anxiety, I've no doubt had some fairly severe depression at varying stages in my life but anxiety wasn't actually diagnosed and treated until 3/4 years ago. The CBT was great and the difference in social situations has been massive, there's still a lot of work to do but I'm managing the simple things without getting anxious about them.

I've said before but it really was the simplest things that got me, walking into a pub/restaurant and it feeling like the whole focus was on me and absolutely crippling me to the point I'd turn round and leave more often than not. I found I'd always pick seats which were hidden away and if there weren't any I'd leave. I'd get to the door for interviews, appointments or social events and stand outside fighting with myself to go in, I'd invariably turn around and go home feeling like a complete loser and beat myself up about it. There was a time where even on here I'd post something and if it was challenged I'd feel hugely anxious about responding in case my argument was picked apart and I looked stupid, hence I just deliberately make myself look stupid before anyone else does now.

I type the above out and think how utterly mad it is that I worry about things that minor, but I'm not really arsed what anyone thinks of it and it's good to be open because there''ll definitely be someone else reading it that feels to daft to type it. That's what I tell myself anyone.
I found going to goodison a real struggle... packed pubs beforehand and going on the train rammed with people, it was like torture to be honest.. I only enjoyed a handful of games cos my anxiety was through the roof.. that's why I didn't re-new my season ticket really.

im hoping these meds will get rid of those horrible negative feelings that run through your head and make situations feel 1000 times worse than what they really are..

fair play to you for facing your demons head on …
 

Bungle

Player Valuation: £70m
I found going to goodison a real struggle... packed pubs beforehand and going on the train rammed with people, it was like torture to be honest.. I only enjoyed a handful of games cos my anxiety was through the roof.. that's why I didn't re-new my season ticket really.

im hoping these meds will get rid of those horrible negative feelings that run through your head and make situations feel 1000 times worse than what they really are..

fair play to you for facing your demons head on …
See how they go mate and get them upped if they aren't having much impact, try and get out if only for a stroll round the block as well, headphones in and forget the world for a bit.
 

cromofo

Player Valuation: £10m
Mum's been diagnosed with cancer. She avoided telling me for days because she didn't want to disturb me from my exams. Dad ended up calling me earlier today to let me know. That was the first time I've heard him cry. It's disturbing how life can change in an instant. One day you're living a good life, planing your retirement with your partner and the next day you have to scramble everything and prepare to fight for your life.

I'm in another part of the country in a big city all by myself. I wasn't doing particularly well before but now I'm completely wrecked. Mum says that I don't have to come home because studying and getting my diploma is what will make her happy. Haven't been able to think about anything today, let alone focus on my studies. The fact that my parents are supporting me financially makes it even harder. Sorry for being such a downer but I don't really have anyone to vent to.

I feel like crap. This is the lowest I've ever been.
 

YoboCopter

Player Valuation: £10m
Mum's been diagnosed with cancer. She avoided telling me for days because she didn't want to disturb me from my exams. Dad ended up calling me earlier today to let me know. That was the first time I've heard him cry. It's disturbing how life can change in an instant. One day you're living a good life, planing your retirement with your partner and the next day you have to scramble everything and prepare to fight for your life.

I'm in another part of the country in a big city all by myself. I wasn't doing particularly well before but now I'm completely wrecked. Mum says that I don't have to come home because studying and getting my diploma is what will make her happy. Haven't been able to think about anything today, let alone focus on my studies. The fact that my parents are supporting me financially makes it even harder. Sorry for being such a downer but I don't really have anyone to vent to.

I feel like crap. This is the lowest I've ever been.
So sorry to hear mate, thinking of you and your family x
 

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