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    Back to square one ...again

    Hi All

    After being on citalopram for a year and half i felt much better so in december i tapered down slowly and came off them i have been ok up until mid january when i got the lump in throat which progressed to painful and trouble swallowing , i had a barium swallow and have got a spasm in my oesophagus which is stopping my food and drink going down properly not sure if it is anxiety related or not ....but it is making me soooo anxious at the moment im so annoyed cause i was doing really well
    Dr has started me on omeprozole and said to go back on the cit 2 days in on 2.5mg (ive cut 10mg up as i had bad side effects first time ) im hoping they will work again but know they take a while just wish i was able to eat and drink properly its really getting me down ,and i know its not going to help my throat
    Just so scared of going back to the way i was a few years back and of the side affects from the cit

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    Re: Back to square one ...again

    Hi Hun

    Sorry to read you are not feeling so good:(

    Does the spasm thing make you not swallow? I agree with you about the eating though, it's awful when we can't keep anything down. Can you maybe swallow complan or something similar?

    This is bound to have brought your anxiety on. Whenever I feel ill or have an injury, my anxiety goes through the roof.

    Your tabs are such a low dose so hopefully you won't experience too many side effects.

    You got through it last time and you will this. Our minds have a real nasty way of reminding us of the horrible times.

    Sending you big hugs xxxx

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    Re: Back to square one ...again

    Thanks Jackie

    Yes the spasms are stopping the food /drink going down on first swallow but it does go down very slowly sometimes it gets stuck and comes back up though so is really putting me off eating it is also making my throat feel tight and painful as if somethings stuck

    my anxiety is getting really bad at the moment

    I Am being referred to a specialist but god knows how long that will take

    im hoping the cit will help my throat relax a bit but know i need to up the dose just sacred of the side effects on top of the throat problem

    sooo frustrating !!!!

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    Re: Back to square one ...again

    Oh bless ya Hun sounds horrible:(. Did the Doc give you a short course of Valium to help you with the spasming and any side effects?

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    Re: Back to square one ...again

    no he didnt give me anything other than the cit !!

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    Re: Back to square one ...again

    Angel,
    I am exactly the same with Citalopram SE's and restarted myself 7 weeks ago on 2.5mgs. I did 3 weeks on 2.5 then 3 weeks on 5 now nearly a week on 7.5. So far so good. I felt a huge difference after the first week. So I hope you do too

    Sarah

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    Im so sensitive to meds so know i have to take it slow i felt affects from the 2,5.. will go up to 5 soon and see how i go im just hoping i dont get to many side effects and it works second time around !! glad you are doing ok on it x

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