How will Citalopram help me and how long before i feel better?By
How will Citalopram help me and how long before i feel better?
Hi. This morning my doctor prescribed me Citalopram 20mg for my depressed mood and anxiety. How will this help me and how long before i feel better?
Do you mean scientifically how? Or like how will you feel better?
Well scientifically, citalopram is an SSRI so it blocks the reuptake of Serotonin in the brain. Therefore increases serotonin levels in the brain- and ups mood!
With how will you feel better, I found that my motivation came up, which was the most noticable thing at first. I also noticed my anxiety go down. And also- I began to feel like even if things did go wrong, that I could cope with them. Whereas before I could not.
It also increased my mood dramatically, as well as helping me to stay away from self harming and putting a stop to my suicide ideation.
In general, it was very helpful! And I was only on 10mg!
Urrm I think after about a month I realised how much had changed.
But it was strange. Like I couldn’t tell at the time how much better things were, because it changed gradually. But thats not to say there wasn’t much change, for me there was a lot. Like A LOT! Even last week I was out with my friends and one of them said to me "Would you have been able to come out tonight if it wasn’t for the pills?" and the answer was definitely no.
I think the changes probably started from about a week in taking them, and by a month- 6 weeks, I had the full benefit of them.
Persevere, and if they don’t work, try something else, you deserve to feel good. Good luck.