I haven't posted on this topic before, but was wondering if anyone is taking anything along with wellbutrin? I'm only taking 75 mg a day, but it's not quite doing the job. If I up it to 150 I get aggitated and anxious. but on the 75, I'm still a little depressed and crying in the middle of the day.
Hi - I hope that you have made contact with your Dr by now, but if you haven't, please do so immediately.
Sometimes there are teething problems (temporary side-effects) but regardless of that, you should be very closely monitored when being put onto a p.med or changed from one to another. The fact that you have had some suicidal thoughts indicates that this is an emergency - either because of a side-effect (which means that it will need to be changed) OR because you need another one entirely to help your depression because the Citalopram is only doing SOME of the job.
Please let us know how you got on after you have been to your Dr. Remember - if the Medical Centre indicates you have to wait some time for an appointment TELL them it is an emergency because of the suicidal thoughts!
I take Citalopram which has a recommended dose of 20 to 40 mg. For few weeks in 2012, I was taking (per Dr. order) 60 mg. per day, due to continued depression symptoms. During that time, the FDA released a warning to cease dosing at levels above 40 mg. because of the occurrence of heart arhythmias (irregular heart beats) with higher doses. I consulted my psychiatrist.He decreased my Citalopram dose back to 40 mg.and added another antidepressant. I have been taking the meds he ordered for a couple of months and I'm feeling much better
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It could be that your body is getting used to the medication and you need a higher dose for it to become effective especially if you are just starting out. It happened with me when I was on Prozac most important is to consult with your doctor and lets/he decide what is best for you. Feel better!
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My opinion is to go back to your Doctor sooner than later. You are not being a baby just because you have an illness. Does taking insulin make a diabetic a baby? No it is life saving medication to deal with their illness and it is the same for depression medications. If it was helping in the beginning and now less so I would let the doctor adjust the dosage or medication. Take care of yourself and hope its better soon. Make sure if you are suicidal to take care of it immediately and go to your ER if need be. There is a post with lists of suicide hotlines. Remember this feeling comes from the depression and things will get better. Marilyn
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Hey, I started taking Citalopram for depression in December. I worked fine, my anxiety was down, my binging was happening less and less and I felt great. Now all of the symptoms are coming back and I don't know what to do. I'm getting sad all the time again, binge eating, some suicidal thoughts and having panic attacks. Is this possible? Should I allow my doctor to up my dosage if that's what she wants or should I stop being a baby and just get off of these entirely
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