Citalopram - is it a waste of time?

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Nelly_, Jan 30, 2011.

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  1. Nelly_

    Nelly_ Member

    Im on 40mg and it does nothing at all.
  2. plshelpme

    plshelpme Well-Known Member

    tell your psychiatrist that...

    hopefully, they will change your meds...
  3. Domo

    Domo Well-Known Member

    Medication will react differently with each person...hence there are so many available.

    Citalopram didn't work for me, but that's not to say it won't work for you.

    You might require a dosage change and if still no success then another drug will be chosen.

    As the above poster said, let your doctor know.
  4. alexman

    alexman Banned Member

    how long have you been on them?
  5. stephcab25

    stephcab25 Active Member

    It did nothing for me, even being upped to 60, which I believe is the max.

    Now I'm on Paxil and Abilify and the combo works better.
  6. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

    You need a few weeks usually to see effects, but as said it could do nothing at all for you while being the only drug that seems to work for me.
  7. BornFree

    BornFree Well-Known Member


    I was on it for a year, and several months of 60mg (which apparently is the max) and it did nothing for me, I told them endlessly but nothing was changed. Then they changed it after a serious attempt.

    Tell them its not working for you, get them to listen so they can give you something that really works. I lost an entire year of spiraling downwards, don't let that happen to you, be honest so they can increase the dose or change it or whatever! You deserve to feel better!

    Good Luck!
  8. GoldenPsych

    GoldenPsych Well-Known Member

    It can take a while to find one that works for you. I should know I have tried most of them. I tried I think 5 different ones before finding one that had some impact. So don't give up hope. Just because that one didn't work doesn't mean there isn't one that will work.

    Next time you see your GP or PDoc ask for medication review. Explain that you don't feel it's working and ask for another one.

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