Hey, this is my first post on here. After years of suffering from manic depression and anxiety, I finally decided take the risk and go on meds. It took a lot of convincing my gp but they finally put me on Citalopram. I started taking one tablet today and I've had awful side effects that I don't know I'll be able to cope with if they're consistent.
I was at work and kept spacing out and didn't feel like myself and couldn't concentrate or have a straight thought. I haven't felt that lost or confused or overhelmed in a while. It was like my thoughts weren't mine and I was some kind of zombie on autopilot. I can't really explain it but I started really freaking out and nearly had a panic attack and had to message my girlfriend. Is this normal? I read some posts saying to stick through the first few weeks with these symptoms as the meds really do work once they settle into my system, but I'm not sure I'll be able to cope with them for too long.
I'm thinking of either taking my dosage at night so I don't experience the side effects as bad because I'll be sleeping or instead taking 2 half tablets a day instead of 1 full one. What do you guys think? It'll really help a lot rn if you guys could give me some advice because I'm really not sure what to do in regards to sticking it out to see if they work or stopping on them. Thanks in advance. 😊