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I just wake up with hot flashes can’t sleep and I haven’t any been drinking this the time I usually wake up when am hangover and now am up because of a antidepressant am so unhappy right now and people keep say wait it out for 6-8 weeks I think am done with antidepressants think am going to try some all natural things that don’t cause side effects and that eating healthy drinking lots of water and exercise best medicine for me right now I been miserable 😩 haven’t any real sleep 😴

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How long you been taking the antidepressants for ? My daughter took weeks before she started to feel better.but if you been on them longer than 6 weeks you may need to try another one as these one may not be working.

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How many weeks? And what antidepressant she on?

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She's on citalopram been on them 6 months now but felt terrible the first 6 weeks on them

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How she feel now

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She is feeling great she has toddler twins and one at school and does 3 jobs so doing great now .

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Citalopram I heard good and bad things about it someone told me ask my doctor about it i don’t know now I think something all natural will work for me

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Hi forgot to say doctors always tell you before you start any antidepressants that you will feel a lot worse before you start to feel better.

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Hot flashes lightheaded off balance can’t sleep or eat

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2 weeks being sober 2 been on Prozac

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Am having hot flashes can’t sleep or eat

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You need to give them few more weeks to kick in if you only been on them for two weeks the not eating and sleeping sound like the side affects that will wear off as your body gets used to medication

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Common side effects may include:

sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams;

headache, dizziness, vision changes;

tremors or shaking, feeling anxious or nervous;

pain, weakness, yawning, tired feeling;

upset stomach, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;

dry mouth, sweating, hot flashes;

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I have 10 of the side effects

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Yes I know I was on citalopram myself about 8 years ago and side effects were bad but I was lucky doctor gave me diazepam 2 mg to take when I was feeling supper anxious and that helped

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How bad ?

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Very bad symptoms all the same as you have had.but after about month to 6 weeks started to feel so much better all side effects went.I then felt back to normal no anxiety and slept and ate well so it does work.so much so that I told doctor I don't think I need it anymore and came off it after a year.because I was feeling so good.but thinking back maybe I should of stayed on it.

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How long did u have to take it before u saw any improvement? And did it help you

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I have Xanax but like I said I use to self medicate off alcohol to numb my feelings for years

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I’m on Citalopram 10mg / day and sleep only about 3 hrs night. But it was like that before I started on them 2 weeks ago. Hoping things improve.

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What other side effects? Am thinking about getting on citalopram

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I’ve not had any at all- I think because I was / am so so stressed / anxious / burnt out before I started them. I was sleepless, stomach ache, weight loss- basically totally knackered. So these didn’t do anything extra.

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Am sore to hear that I just had to stop taking Prozac because of bad side effects and only been on them 2 weeks

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Wishing you all the very best

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Thank you same to you

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I’m on Zoloft and abilify and it took some time to actually work, it was worth getting past all the annoying side effects though! I finally feel like my normal self again.

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I couldn’t get past the annoying side effects from Prozac

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Yeah I was on prozac and hated the side effects so I had to switch meds! It takes some time figuring out which is right for you but the key is to always give it some time! I would wait a month to actually see results, you have to help yourself too :)

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How long did u wait? And what medication did u switch too

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I waited a month on prozac and switched to Zoloft which is similar to Prozac I also waited a month on Zoloft but ended up giving it a extra few more weeks because it was helping then it stopped then it started helping again. Best of luck! You will find the right meds for u

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How bad did it get for you? Because right now I can’t get off my couch without feeling breathless and weak so I ended up laying back down haven’t got off my couch can’t go to my bathroom or front and haven’t left my house in 5 days I have to stop taking Prozac Sunday after being on it for 2 weeks and I been sober for 2 weeks and I started back taking my iron pills because my iron is low I am just praying it don’t get bad like last year when I couldn’t leave my room for 2 months or my house I was afraid to walk to my kitchen and living room because of fear stop driving didn’t walk out my front door it was a very scary time and I thought I wouldn’t make it out and am scared right now haven’t been eating or really sleeping

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I had a lot of different symptoms, I had the out of breathe feeling too, I think its best not to drink on these types of medications because it can make the side effects so so much worse! Try to eat something though, its normal to have a messed up sleep schedule on this when you first start taking it.

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Are meds still working

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Yep

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This past couple of years I've been really unwell and have been tackling B12 deficiency and other issues. It wasn't until my naturopath mentioned that I might have a histamine intolerance that things have started to make sense. Maybe Google/YouTube histamine intolerance symptoms and see if any of them reflect your issues. I was really surprised by the list of symptoms (anxiety, heart palpitations, dizziness, fatigue, as well as other physical symptoms) and now have another issue to work with but it might help you - alcohol has a really, really high histamine content, so it might be your issue. Worth a try.

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Felt the same way for along time about not being able to stay sleeping then once I did get to sleep didn't want to get up what I found out is that we are now trying to please everyone but ourselves and think every move we make someone will condem us because they think it's not good enough or right enough for them well guess what we are only hear on this Earth for a very short time and what I did was gave up trying to have a confrontation with almost everyone I came in contact with and you will be very surprised on how much better your life will be I am on no medication nor was I ever because I feel that every time you see a doctor they just don't seem to fix underlying problems unless you really do have something serious just try to live your life with your own set of values and you will find out life isn't that bad

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