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    Re: Citalopram diary - Day 15 - Here we go!

    Once I got down to 10mg cit I started the 50mg sertraline and 3 months later best thing I did it's been a rollercoaster but I'm getting there as not so many dips. I was on both for about a month before I cut citalopram for good x

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    Thanks TJSMITH, i actually private messaged you asking about it before noticing your post here. Theres a few questions in your inbox if you dont mind lol. But yea hopefully i can see some positve results with Sertraline, just a bit worries about starting another drug and going through start up side effects again.

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    Day 49

    Last night i started feeling quite bad before going to sleep, had a bad headache was dizzy and felt a bit hot and tingly. Anyway i managed to get a decent nights sleep so thats good.

    Today i feel a bit weak and floaty again, my uneven pupils are quite pronounced and im sorry i cant just ignore that because they werent like it before and that is not normal. I do think its the Citalopram thats caused it, ive read some others have experienced the same thing. Apart from that im calm but i feel foggy and not all here. Im hopeing to see my eyes return back to normal on the Sertraline, but maybe its just all SSRI that do it to me.

    Havnt made it to the Chemist yet to pic up the Sertraline but will update this when i do and i suppose this will be turning into a Sertraline thread or i will just make a new one.

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    no way m8, know exactly how ur feeling, ur the first person who has actually put into words wats going on in my head. been like this for about a year now, properfookin scary. started having panic attacks and anxiety about 3 years ago, but the foggyness and wierd head symptoms are only a year old. recently i had this strange vibrating sensation in the back of my head which felt like i was being pulled back or having a stroke, really scared the shit out of me, but since the the lightheadedness has only just started, which has kicked of my anxiety and got me freaking out,thinking that there is something sinister going on in my brain. cant stand dr's the just dont seem to care, according to my dr i'm a hypercondriac, probably am. but they just seem to want to see you out the door with pills, and i meen any pills. i just want an mri so i can stop stressing about wats going on in there. also been refered to an ears,nose and throat specialist to se if theres any solutions they can find. hope things are better for you now my anxiety buddy.

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    Re: Citalopram diary - Day 15 - Here we go!

    Thanks Headfreak, not glad that you have these horrible feelings but glad im not the only one. It is very scary and disturbing.

    Your doctor sounds pretty much the same as mine. They just tell me its anxiety and seem to think im a hypercondriact and yes i probably am but these feelings i get are still real and need to be checked out. Im trying to get refered to a neurologist and for brain scans and stuff like that at the moment, the doctor said she would refer me so just waiting now.

    Hope things get better for you aswell and keep in touch.

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    Re: Citalopram diary - Day 15 - Here we go!

    Day 50

    So i have taken my last Citalopram tablet today just 5mg and 5mg yesterday as i taper of and start the sertraline 25mg yesterday and 25mg today and then up to 50mg.

    I did 50 days on the Citalopram and although i think my anxiety may have reduced a very small amount, i didnt really have a day where i didnt feel dizzy and foggy, also my vision has become blurry and my pupils have become different sizes near enough all the time now. I may have not given it quite long enough and maybe shouldnt have come down to 10mg a week or so ago but if im still dizzy, lightheaded, foggy, blurry vision, still quite anxious, have strange fuzzy head sensations at 7 weeks in then i dont want to be on this drug. I dont even know if its the drug causing all these symptoms but i no its causing some of them so im going to change and hopefully that works for me.

    The doctor suggested changing to Sertraline so that what im doing she said if im down to 10mg of Citalopram I can just stop taking it and change straight over the the Sert. She said she doesnt think its like starting the whole process again as the drugs are in the same group so one should take over from the over. She said i may feel a bit off for a weeks but thats it.

    Has anyone else changed over from Cit to Sert or between any other SSRIs? Was it like starting the whole process again with all the side effects of do you feel the new med just picked up where the other med left off?

    ---------- Post added at 21:10 ---------- Previous post was at 17:46 ----------

    Been having a very strong pulsing headache at the front left side of forehead. Dont think the mix of drugs will have hit yet though so shoulnt be that.

    Anyone, about the questions about changing over meds?

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    Re: Citalopram diary - Day 15 - Here we go!

    I changed from cit to sert and best thing I did. I was on coy four months but still felt anxious all the time and on edge.
    I went down to ten and started 50mg sert had the both together a month before dropping citalopram altogether but this was due to me wanting to do this way.
    You can def just swop. I just reached three months and finally about 98% better had my bad days but never as bad as cit. my vision fine again and feel like I'm on this planet lol

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    Re: Citalopram diary - Day 15 - Here we go!

    Nice to see its working out well for you TJSMITH and thanks for the advice. Today will be my 3day on Sertraline, im feeling a bit on edge, groggy and lightheaded but not to bad considering. The Sertraline probably hasnt hit my system yet anyway and its probably still the Cit.

    I will either turn this into a Sert thread shortly or make a new one so i can record my progress.

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    Hi gota, you may remember I posted a few weeks ago about blurred vision on cit. Well I'm in the same situation as yourself at the moment, have come off cit and today is my second day on sertraline.
    So glad you managed to start on the sert straight away as I had a week of no meds inbetween and I must say I has been a horrific experience, had constant brain zaps, dizziness and nausea, just horrid!!!
    Thankfully the sert seems to be helping already with these symptoms
    Keep us updated on your progress, cannot wait for this stuff to kick in, feel like something from dawn of the dead haha!!!

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    Re: Citalopram diary - Day 15 - Here we go!

    Hi Maisy. Yea I am on my fifth day of Sert and I feel ok, its up and down so dont want to get my hopes up to much yet.

    Ah yea that must of been hard coming off completely for a week with all the withdrawal symptoms. My doctor just said change straight over so thats what i did.

    Dawn of the dead lol, yea i know what you mean.

    We will get there in the end

    Keep in touch.

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