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Anti depressant drug citalopram - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
User :   is this confidential
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   this is high ly confidential
User :   did u get my question
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   i have not
Doctor :   can u retype the question ? please
User :   i have been taking citalopram for 4 years on and off but recently in the last few months i havent taken it regularly. i have now started taking it constantly for a week when will it start working again
User :   ????
User :   hello????
User :   im paying for this time
Doctor :   just a min
Doctor :   i am reading it
Doctor :   i do understand, if there is lack, of time, i can incraease it wihout any additional payment
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   the medication will start working soon within 2-3 weeks after starting it
User :   even if i have been takingit for 4 years it will still take 2-3 weeks?
User :   its made me worse
User :   right now
Doctor :   yes ,
Doctor :   since you had stoped taking it
User :   its making me loose my feelings
Doctor :   it needs to increase the hormone levels in the brain
Doctor :   to start acting again
User :   and increasing problems with my bf
User :   i feel numb
Doctor :   what kind of issues have you had ?
User :   well i have a great bf treats me very well but whenever we get close emotionally i freak out and have panic attacks
Doctor :   how long back have u restarted the medications again ?
User :   a week
Doctor :   so u need to wait for 2 more weeks
User :   and i will feel better/
Doctor :   and all your symptoms will subside
Doctor :   and you will feel better
User :   iam on 30mg
Doctor :   that is fine,
User :   im so scared
User :   i just want it to work
Doctor :   as long as you are not taking a lowered dose, of that was prescribed initially , you will be fine
Doctor :   and the medication will work
Doctor :   also you should not stop the medication without tapering the medication
User :   ya i didnt taper
Doctor :   and also without consulting your treating doctor
User :   i just want to get better
User :   i dont want to think of myself as crazy
Doctor :   you will definitely
Doctor :   citalopram is a good medication and it does wonders for patients with depression
User :   i want to be ok with my bf and feel the love back again
Doctor :   you will definitely feel the change within 2 weeks
User :   ok thanks
User :   is it normal to feel worse when u go on them to begin with
Doctor :   initially , the hormone changes before they become at a balanced level, it can cause such changes
Doctor :   but once it becomes normal and balanced, you begin to feel better
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   bye bye
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and have a good day
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