What am I supposed to do?!
Question: I suffer from clinical depression and have been able to handle it unmedicated until recently and I don't see any real reason why it has suddenly got bad but anyway I got some citalopram from the doctor which apparently takes a few weeks to kick in and I know that I should exercise,get out etc but I am so down and tired I have no motivation to do anything at all.Is there no quick fix while I wait for the citalopram because it's getting hard to handle.Thanks for any advice.
Answers: I suffer from clinical depression and have been able to handle it unmedicated until recently and I don't see any real reason why it has suddenly got bad but anyway I got some citalopram from the doctor which apparently takes a few weeks to kick in and I know that I should exercise,get out etc but I am so down and tired I have no motivation to do anything at all.Is there no quick fix while I wait for the citalopram because it's getting hard to handle.Thanks for any advice.
i was in exactly the same situation, and i know how tough it is. my first advice is not to take anything else without discussing it with your GP. lots of over the counter pills can interfere with Citlopram, so get medical advice first.
those first few weeks are tough, because while the pills are having no effect yet on your mood, they can make you feel physically ill (i felt sick every time i took them for the first week or so).
either try to drag enough energy together to get out, even for a short walk round the park (i did this plugged into my mp3, and actually found myself quite enjoying it), or just accept you might have a sh*t few weeks, but please remember it is short term, and will get better, and you are on the way up from the black pit.
also, if the depression gets worse, so you have suicidal/self harm thoughts, get to the GP. This happened to me, and i couldn't face the Dr. i now have huge scars, and came so close to suicide it now terrifies me.
You could try Omega3 fatty acid fish oil. What you want is 2000-3000mg of the EPA ingredient. There is some science behind efficacy, although it does not work for everybody. I have bipolar disorder and cannot take antidepressants (make me crazy). My psychiatrist recommends these and they do help me some. Give 'em a shot. You should feel what you'll feel within a couple days to a week. Oh, and Trader Joe's has a decent brand at a decent price. Take them with food, preferably most of the food after swallowing the pills.
My doc put me on lexerpam ( spelling probably not right) until my other medication started working.
about the only thing that fixed me was getting out of this plase. it's so depressing all the time, when i went on holiday for a few months (lol) i was fine, as soon as i got back, i was back to the same state. so my advice to you is to get out as much as you can.
i was on citralopram, nut it did nothink for me, been on so many i dont bother with the tablets anymore.
Omega 3 (found in fish) is a good way. Another good thing to do is take a break. Relax for a bit and maybe go on a short holiday, even somwhere just 1 hour a way, where you can just have fun. You don't have to fret about cooking and you needn't do anything (well, within reason)
If u have any close friends or family members u should tell them how u feel. Tell them what u want 2 do and they will help motivate u.Listen 2 ur favorite CD or do anything that will help ur mind move in another direction.
I know you have no motivation to do anything, and even if you don't feel like exercising, just go outside for a while, even if you don't do anything but sit in the sun. I know what it feels like, but really, fresh air will make you feel better.
citalopram oh i was put on then and did not get on with them at all and know others that had same probs with them lot of side affects now on mirtazapain lot butter also they help u came down coz i don't sleep i also on tamazapam for that