The upshot of my visit to the doctor’s on Thursday, is I’m suffering from depression, no shit Sherlock !, and I have been prescribed citalopram, now I have never taken any kind of anti-depressants in my life apart from valium back in the eighties after a car crash, so I have no idea how they are supposed to make you feel … but at the moment I feel like Mac in “one flew over the cuckoo’s nest”, just before the Indian puts a pillow over his head. Is this normal?

Feels like I’m half-asleep and half-awake… most disconcerting! Granted I feel less depressed, but I’m not sure I like what its doing to my mind. Normally, I have three or four things circling my mind at any one time, now I can barely hold one thought at a time.

I’d be interested to know if anyone else has had this experience, and does it last?


13 thoughts on “ANTI-DEPRESSANTS

  1. I cannot remember the names of the complete cocktail of pills I was on when I was being treated for depression in 1988, but valium was one of about six different items (there was a lot going on and I was a nervous wreck) .
    I agree with Stuart. Keep an eye on things Dale, if necessary keep a diary, and don’t be afraid to go back to the doc. I was lucky, I had a good GP at the time and a boss who was in my corner. You have Janet, and no doubt she will be your rock. Things will improve, it’s just the time frame that varies from individual to individual. Take care.

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  2. It took almost two full months for my anti-depressants to make a noticeable difference in my depression, having had the dosage increased gradually. I must say, though, when they finally did what they were supposed to, it was almost as if a switch had been flipped, and my whole outlook on life, and my ability to cope, changed dramatically. Hang in there, but as the others have cautioned, go back to the doctor if you have concerns. There are lots of other medications to try.

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  3. I can’t say I have experience of anti-depressants, but I have just taken the decision to strike Amlodipine off my little clutch of drugs. I am amazed how 5mg a day in one innocuous little pill can stop your whole life, and in the five days without it I have got my identity back. My BPs seem unaffected, but my concentration, my sleeping, even it seems my eyesight has improved. I don’t recommend this as a course of action for everyone of course, but…

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