Thank you so kindly for y’alls thoughts and opinions!
Lisa and Anne
Yes, yes, yes. I would loveeee to be at a much better place for my senior year. Due to medical problems I am a wee bit behind. I had to take off a semester, and I had several semesters where I was too sick to attend and had to drop classes. I should have graduated in 2010.
Well, since I’ve been on meds I do have some better days. But I had days like that before I was on meds. I guess what has really helped is the Citalopram. I love the stuff! It’s great. It really helped save my life anxiety wise. I haven’t had a panic attack since it had really settled into my system. I’ve been on Citalopram for I believe a little over a year. I tried going up to, I can’t remember, I believe it was 40mg. But it really didn’t work for me. I was really feeling apathetic towards everything and I would have been miserable on that dose. 15mg has been a pretty good spot for me. It doesn’t help me with dizziness or anything but brings the anxiety down a bit. Although when I’m having really bad days like I am now, I need something like a benzo to take. The doctor I was seeing wouldn’t give me a benzo because he said they were “addictive.”
The Nori helped each time whenever it was just getting in my system. When I felt high off of it – I guess that’s what it was – I felt great. I just felt good and felt more motivated and could concentrated better. Now I feel like it helps a little with that.
Nothing has touched the dizziness/weird visual or memory loss aspect. I’ve tried these two meds and Topamax – and I think that stuff should be illegal. I’ve heard it works for some people, but the amount of side effects its known for - I think they should do away with the stuff.
Do y’all know of any meds similar to Citalopram that maybe I could try? I feel like it’s a great drug, but just didn’t do the trick. When I was initially increasing it I felt like it would really help me out. In the end it only really helped with the anxiety aspect. I’ve gone up and down a couple times with Citalopram and find 15mg works best. Actually, at just 5mg more I get that constant and unsatisfiable hunger feeling. I don’t like that.
Good luck with the Nori! I really hope it helps!
I’m thinking the same thing. Since I’m already on it, I might as well keep increasing it because it’ll take forever to slowly decrease then start another med.
Thanks for the encouragement. I think Effexor will be my next choice if Nori fails. I have to find a doctor as I got frustrated with my last doctor and I’ve moved so he’s a bit away.
Also, what do you guys think about green tea? I’ve been drinking it every single day now for the past while. I’m wondering if it’s hindering me from progressing because of the caffeine. The problem is the chronic fatigue I deal with and I can drink green tea without getting dizzy. I’m wondering though if it’d be better to cut the caffeine. That’d be so hard!
Thanks so much you guys!