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Message of Hope - Good News

Just a message of hope to those still in the depths of dispair. I was very low, but have turned the corner. My mood is so much better, and the anxiety diminished to much lower, manageable levels.

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Good news.

What do you think led to this happening?

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A mixture of my Christian faith and the medication. My doctor increased the anti-depressants (Citalapram) and put me on Pregabalin.

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Thats wonderful, GreyEm. It's exactly what people need to hear.

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Good for you Greyem. I keep a diary and have only had three dodgy days in the last month. I thought I might have lost it on Monday when I had to go to the hospital for a follow up appointment after all my heart tests but I was fine especially when they told me everything was normal and they didn't want to see me again. I am taking a beta blockers, statins, and Mirtazapine which I have been on since September. I am eating and sleeping well, going out and have even made a start on the spring cleaning! I thought I would never feel like this again, motivated, more happy about life in general and its wonderful. I will not take anything for granted just enjoy being me again. I can't explain why this has happened I just hope all of you will take heart, get through whatever troubles you and feel good about life again xx

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Thanks.

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That is good news, Araminta. Thanks for sharing that!

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Hi GrayEm

I have been on 10mg citilopram for about 6 weeks, am wondering if I need the doctor to increase, I feel better than I did but not brilliant?

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A friend wasn't feeling better from a year of 10 mg. and doctor said it was a low dose and increased it to 20 mg. (there's also a 40 mg.) Need to check with her if it's kicked in yet as takes 3 to 4 weeks. Not sure if ever brilliant, but even keel is good. Best of luck.

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Thank you worried1, had an assessment a week or so ago, think I'll to wait for results/treatment after that, then might go back to the doctors to see if I need to go up to 20mg x

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I did have to go up to 40mg a couple of years ago, before I got the full benefit.

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i was on 40mg over 10 years ago and i felt so much calmer. but not like a zombie at all. i came of them as another medicine i was on did not have a good effect with the citalopram. so i did miss them. iv been on a few anti d's and this was definitley the best one and for me worked quite quickly to calm me down,

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Thats super news and great encouragement..

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How did you do it?

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