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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

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If depression is a diagnosis then first and foremost, the individual needs attention, care, affection and a warm, welcoming, loving home environment with his/her partner/family. It is important to do things together, both at home and sometimes out and about.

The first thing to do is (especially if they are prescribed by an ordinary doctor) not to start taking antidepressants willy-nilly, which are basically handed out these days like sweets! Doctors are paid to prescribe as much medication as they can, - I would have thought that by now this was obvious.
Agree. The reality can be something different, and also based on the luck and perseverance in finding the right Doc. That's hard.
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Doctors are paid to prescribe as much medication as they can, - I would have thought that by now this was obvious.
On the contrary. Doctors are encouraged to prescribe only necessary medication and can be penalised if they are considered to be overprescribing.
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Old 20.11.2015, 22:57
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The first thing to do is (especially if they are prescribed by an ordinary doctor) not to start taking antidepressants willy-nilly, which are basically handed out these days like sweets! Doctors are paid to prescribe as much medication as they can, - I would have thought that by now this was obvious.

Plumtree, you blooming idiot, get off this thread.


By attempting to unreel every thread your on, you are, in actuality, just feeding your own sick mind. Seriously, see a doctor and if need be, get on meds.


Your lack of empathy is morbid.
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On the contrary. Doctors are encouraged to prescribe only necessary medication and can be penalised if they are considered to be overprescribing.
Absolute rubbish. Docotrs are encouraged by pharmaceutical companies to prescribe their medication as often as possible.
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Plumtree, you blooming idiot, get off this thread.
By attempting to unreel every thread your on, you are, in actuality, just feeding your own sick mind. Seriously, see a doctor and if need be, get on meds.
Your lack of empathy is morbid.
What lack of empathy? You obviously didn't read the posts properly.
There's also no need to be rude.
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Old 21.11.2015, 10:02
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Absolute rubbish. Docotrs are encouraged by pharmaceutical companies to prescribe their medication as often as possible.
You clearly have no idea about how the medical profession (and doctors) are regulated.

(There are certainly some doctors who are influenced by pharmaceutical companies, just like there are some doctors who issue medical certificates unnecessarily but they are not the majority, far from it)
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Not at all. Again you're missing what I wrote and choosing only to look at some parts.

If depression is a diagnosis then first and foremost, the individual needs attention, care, affection and a warm, welcoming, loving home environment with his/her partner/family. It is important to do things together, both at home and sometimes out and about. Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

Bullocks. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Depression needs to be treated, with or without medication. Before it's too late. Often the attention of partner / family contributes to the individual feeling worse, guilty. First hand experience and hearing from others with the same problem.
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There are certainly some doctors who are influenced by pharmaceutical companies
Enough said!
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Depression needs to be treated, with or without medication. Before it's too late. Often the attention of partner / family contributes to the individual feeling worse, guilty. First hand experience and hearing from others with the same problem.
I never said it doesn't need to be treated! But popping pills willy-nilly is simply bonkers!
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Old 21.11.2015, 10:23
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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

Read my post again and give it another try if necessary.
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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

Plumtree has been banned and sanity has been restored.

Thanks, mods.
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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

Still benefitting from full AI invalidity insurance paid by the community when clearly not entitled to it- so she probably knows at least one doctor who is bent - boating that she is 'home and dry'.
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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

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Still benefitting from full AI invalidity insurance paid by the community when clearly not entitled to it- so she probably knows at least one doctor who is bent - boating that she is 'home and dry'.
AI is not paid by the community, it's from AHV payments the same as old age pensions in CH.
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Old 21.11.2015, 18:57
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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

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Still benefitting from full AI invalidity insurance paid by the community when clearly not entitled to it- so she probably knows at least one doctor who is bent - boating that she is 'home and dry'.

Now your doing exactly what she did. You've made a diagnosis/judgement on-line without any background knowledge what so ever. Perhaps whoever she/he may be,has suffered years of being just stuffed with psycho pharmacy or been ridiculed for having an IV rente.
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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

Plumtree had a strong opinion but was not rude. I see no valid reason why this member really should have been banned.
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Who is the subject of this? Plumtree? How do you know this? I guess i don't spend enough time here.
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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

Apologies for rerailing the thread, but I've just been prescribed citalopram last week. I've taken 3 days worth of 5 mg/day. I haven't felt anything good or bad from it.
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Apologies for rerailing the thread, but I've just been prescribed citalopram last week. I've taken 3 days worth of 5 mg/day. I haven't felt anything good or bad from it.
That's very low - but it's good practice to start low and increase the dose if necessary.

It's quite possible you'll feel the mental benefit at that level and not suffer any physical issues, which would be great. Good luck.
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That's very low - but it's good practice to start low and increase the dose if necessary.

It's quite possible you'll feel the mental benefit at that level and not suffer any physical issues, which would be great. Good luck.
I weigh 42kg, so I suspect she lowered the dose to account for my size.
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Re: Citalopram - anyone used it/suffered from side effects?

A doctor should eventually do a blood test to check if the Cit. values are high enough. If they are under a certain value/number, this means that you are not benefiting from the medication. In this situation I presented with 2 options: to increase the dosage or to switch to another medication.
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