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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:43 pm

The only side effects i've had is excessive yawning, my eyes are tired and droppy. I also have the shakes a bit..

Question..Has anyone noticed that if they keeping yawning they want to gag?

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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:43 pm

yes only because of the yucky mucus in my throat?

Hey love the kitten pic

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:16 am

Nah, it's not mucus in my throat. It feels like since I'm yawning, my body thinks there is something wrong and it's trying to get it out maybe...as in gaging will get it out.

Because I keep clenching my jaw (the part below my chin but above my neck) it starting to hurt...

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:17 am

umm maybe try a relaxing technique?

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Post by huttlady on Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:10 am

I take citalopram & find it quite good (it's the 4th anti-depressant i've tried, lol). I have zopiclone too, for when i need it. Everyone's different but those two meds seem to have a good reputation, so to speak. As for the gagging, i'm not sure about that. But i do find that sometimes i get a sore jaw depending on how i've slept or how deep my sleep's been, it seems i clench my jaw in my sleep at times. Sometimes, whether you're awake or asleep, a clenched jaw can be because of anxiety or stress, so i second mylife's suggestion of relaxation techniques. You could try purposefully relaxing your jaw & doing some deep breathing. Search the 'net for different techniques, there should be plenty that will help with easing stress/anxiety & you might be able to find some that help with trying to get to sleep. I've been practicing relaxation & meditation lately and it's helping a bit. It takes practice, but it's worth it. Good Luck. Smile
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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:33 am

Ok, thanks for the help guys.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:14 am

that is ok, you are perfectly welcome

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Post by lil_miss_haley on Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:52 am

I was on citalopram and I found it made me tired all the time, despite the amount of sleep I got.. grr

For the first week or so I felt really sick too, I didnt even like the sound or smell of food (which is odd for me!) but it does sound like one of the better ones out there.
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:54 am

I have barely eaten for the past 4 days..less than I usually would

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:11 am

you will be ok, keep positive

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Post by lil_miss_haley on Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:12 am

Yea that sounds about right, your hunger will slowly come back in a week or so. And despite that and the tiredness stick too them because they do work and you will feel better about everything Smile
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:22 am

see Lizzie more support,

you go girl,

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:14 am

I'm slowly getting my appetite back, thank goodness. My friend doesn't want me to loose any more weight.

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:02 am

good for you cheers

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:40 am

I have stopped taking the citalopram and the zopiclone after the night at the hospital...that night gave me a huge wake up call and everyone says i was just a silly girl who was bored...not someone who is depressed...it's quite confusing right now..but i suppose they're right. I act how people think I should act. If I say I could be depressed, then I become obsessed with it all and then I change...sigh..

For example, when I was at school I did food and nutrition, then I became obsessed with food and what's good and bad..then was afraid to eat some things..
Also I did an assignment on anorexia and bulimia, and became obsessed with them as well..

so who knows what i'm really like. I'm a sponge who soaks up things people say and things i read...then I become obsessed with it all....sad aye..
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Post by peterpam on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:45 am

eat, eat, eat, sweet, it will give you some energy. Take care, Pam

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:49 am

i'll never become so bad but yeah, i think i just need to keep myself occupied and I need to eat more.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:53 pm

Things have changed again..sigh...!

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:33 am

Back on my meds again...they will hopefully do me good if I have the patience..

BUt man, they're making me so tired again!! *sigh*

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ive just been put on both those meds 2 .. first day last night

Post by marroc on Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:24 am

we had a house fire and its been 14 months of hell and got to the stage i could take no more ... are currently rebuilding the house so stress overload ...
i havnt taken either of these meds before ...
took half of the sleeping tablet last night and got some much needed sleep...
feel a bit weird today but better than the breakdown i had monday...
i have just found this sight and so glad to find this thred on exactly what i was on...
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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:55 am

Hi Marroc, welcome to the 'team'.

I am glad that this thread will help you - what a sod, having a house fire.

Look after yourself, ok?

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Post by marroc on Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:00 am

trying to just hard work some days .. but its good to see someone else just starting out on these meds too...
have u got a good sleep yet i took half a pill yesterday and slept well .. feel ok today ...
hope that keeps up as lots to do and dont want to be zombed out

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:40 am

I was on them for about 1 week ago, then went off them, but am now back on the anti depressant..

with the zopiclone, I have been having them most nights, which has been great because I don't end up thinking for hours...it just lets me sleep!.

the first night, I went to bed at about 9.30 and woke up at about 2am, and couldn't get back to sleep, but now i can sleep without any trouble, I sometimes wake up in the wee hours but fall back asleep. In the morning though i'm still quite shattered though. Then working full time has it's toll on me because the can both cause drowsiness ( i'm pretty sure)

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Post by marroc on Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:42 am

yeh mine say that both pills do cause drowsyness ... i feel good today but just a bit odd

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:51 am

how long have you been on them?

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