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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:18 pm

I've been diagnosed and I have been given citalopram to take once a day. I have information on it, but does anyone know anything about it to help me a bit more?
Does anyone know what the side effects are within the first few days?

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:27 pm

It's frightening..

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:00 am

try this site, posted on another post by Paddy

The government website MedSafe is a good first port of call to find out about meds you are prescribed, or may be prescribed.

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/cmi/CMIForm.asp
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http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/profs/Datasheet/datasheet.htm (this link leads to info for medical pratitioners etc, so the info is somewhat more comprehensive that in the first link which leads you to Consumer Orientated info.

Please remember that not everyone has the same results from similar dosages of the same meds, 'cos we are all different.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:04 am

Ok. Thanks my life

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:30 am

I'm also taking zopiclone to help me sleep. I'm only having half tonight and see how I go after that.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:37 am

hope they work for you Smile

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:34 am

Yeah, me too. I don't know what to expect though..

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:52 pm

Well the sleeping pills don't work. Last night I took half of one (as suggested by the doctor). After a while I went to bed and tried to sleep. But about 20-30 mins later I got back up because I couldn't, so was allowed the second half. That still didn't provide much help, except for my concentration, which was going, I would look around and I couldn't really focus on anything (like when you're really tired) So I went to bed. It took me a little while to sleep, but I don't think as long as it would usually (I think)..but..I woke up at 2am and have been awake ever since.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:29 pm

I found Citalopram to have no side effects - i think its one of the good ones.
As for Zopiclone - half a pill really isn't enough in my opinion. If I need a sleeping pill I usually have to take a whole one. This usually works, but I sometimes feel tired the next day - and have a bitter metallic taste in my mouth.

I have found sleeping pills are useless if you have already had enough sleep - they only work if your body needs some.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:43 pm

I managed to get another hour of sleep but I was looking forward to a great sleep because I thought it would help.

Maybe I do get enough sleep at night? It's just the initial start of falling asleep which I find difficult, and that was why they were prescribed to me. But the dumb things still didn't really work

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:13 pm

hmm maybe you could give your doctor a call today for clarification?

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:20 pm

That might be a good idea. will try look into it.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:30 am

I talked to the doctor, she said to keep taking one, as it may take a while to kick in. I hope I will get a better sleep tonight.

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Post by peterpam on Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:16 am

I hope you do to Qwerky. Things seem to be on the up for you, I am so pleased for you.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:19 am

Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:35 am

I'm so exhausted !!!

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Post by peterpam on Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:25 am

I bet you are. I remember my doc, suggesting I might try anti depressants, and I to, was exhausted. I'm thinking, these may well be great for you, so stick with it hun.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:40 am

Yeah, I'm going to. I might as well..

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Post by peterpam on Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:46 am

Good girl, I'm proud of you.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:43 am

and so am i!

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:39 am

Thanks guys.. It's hard right now even though it is only the second day..So bloody tired.

My parents will find something is up when the notice my dialated eyes one day SadSadSad (and probably soon too Sad)

I'm so nervous about that..I hope it doesn't stress me out too much..I'm tryinng to avoid seeing them, but I know it's not fair on them. *Sigh*

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:52 pm

I slept last night!!! I don't recall anything from when I went to bed, until I woke up at 5am, then fell asleep until 7am..So so happy it worked. Am still tired (and yawning), but as my friend said, that good sleep will set me up for the day.
I have a bit of the shakes too, but that could be because I need food in my system.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:54 pm

Yay cheers

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:55 pm

I'm so relieved it wasn't the same as the night before

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:58 pm

yeah I am too

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