I started Sertraline and was on it for a month in total. Around the 2 week point I noticed an obvious improvement in my anxiety - it was like it just took the edge off the anxiety I experienced in certain situations and I just felt a wave of calm wash over me...
Around the 3rd week on Sertraline I started grinding my teeth and having horrible headaches and after 2 weeks of this my doctor took me off Sertraline and has put me on 10mg of Citalopram.
I have been taking the Citalopram for exactly a week now and was told that, because I'd already been on the Sertraline, it would be likely to 'kick in' sooner and I wouldn't have the usual initial side effects. This has been true, I've had no sickness like I did when I started on Sertraline and aside from heartburn and a dry mouth (which I'm happy to live with!) I've had no side effects.
But... I haven't had any good effects yet either. I don't feel as 'cushioned' from anxiety on these and I don't really feel they're doing much at all.
Is anyone else on Citalopram? Do you find it effective?