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feeling worse before feeling better

Postby rainbow_sprinkles » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:39 am

so I think I've hit the stage of my antidepressants (Cipralex) making me feel worse before they make me feel better, and am wondering if anyone can give me any sort of ballpark of how long I can expect this part to last before the starting to feel better kicks in? thanks
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Re: feeling worse before feeling better

Postby CrackedGirl » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:18 am

Antidepressants should not make you feel worse before better if they suit you. SOme can increase cuicidal thoughts and self harm thoughts and if they do you should switch to another drug. If you are feeling bad it might be that the citalopram does not suit you and you require something different.

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Re: feeling worse before feeling better

Postby rainbow_sprinkles » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:07 pm

from everything I've read, it's fairly normal/common for antidepressants to have this effect early on in taking them. nothing says that it means you shouldn't be taking the drug.
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Re: feeling worse before feeling better

Postby CrackedGirl » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:57 am

I can only go from my experience and not advise you as a professional but I do have quite a lot of experience and it is not a good thing to have ADs make you feel worse tho they can do that in some ppl like I said. However it is clearly up to you what you do and I hope you feel better soon

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