I went to a walk in clinic asking for for Ativan - as this is all I know from my mom taking this. Dr. shook his head No and started writing out prescription for 10mg for 7 days then 20mg (Citalopram). I have been experiencing self doubt (I am a performer) with a vicious circle of voices and panic. I am about to embark on a beautiful massive project in a month from now. I have completed my 1 week 10mg step and am on day 2 of 20mg. These last couple of days, I feel worse and have dry mouth. Am trying to meditate and breathe deeply, but that hasn't helped. Will this feeling go away soon ?
Ralph; Yes and you're just about at the time except you had to just increase the dose so it could be another week to 10 days and these side effect get much much better. in the mean time you might try and suck on a lifesaver or at the pharmacy if the mouth is real dry they have a product called Biotene I believe it comes in liquid spray and gum and it is a saliva substitute and works pretty good for those of us on these type of medication but it should work well. Normally it's 2 weeks from the time the dose change or shorter that this medication does increase the symptoms you're trying to get under control so this is all normal you should be good real soon. hang in there and remember to take this about the same time each day and don't miss any days. Chuck1957
Hi Ralph, I wanted to get in touch after you left a comment on one of my posts.
I promise you it will get better with time I know that's not what you want to hear as you just want to feel "normal" again ASAP it will come but don't rush it. Iv been on two courses of the drug and all side effects will die away after 4 to 6 weeks. I seen you have a project coming up one thing I would say is try not to over think being better for it take each day as it comes. Working in the Arts / Music sector I know how demanding the industry just try not to over think it. Your over a week in now only 3 more to go stay stron!
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