Soooo, finally got my Dr to sit up and take notice of me last Wednesday, prescribed Citalapram 20mg and CBT (waiting time = only 2 weeks, which is excellent).
It's been up & down, really. I immediately felt a placebo effect (that's all it was) and on day 3 was ready to stand up and say "I'm cured!", but the next day felt back to square 1, nervous, anxious, upset.
I'm trying to follow my mate's advice and try to surf over the bad feelings, it's good advice and listening to someone who knows is the best way, I think.
Side effects so far, minimal, just a lot of yawning and a dry mouth. Sometimes feels like everything's slowed down and then suddenly catches up.. Weird!
Looking forward to getting through this first two weeks and finally getting to see a counsellor.