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Would it be ok? The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
28th Dec '12

My doctor prescribed me Citalopram for my depression.



She told me for the first 7 days take a 1/2 a pill a day. Then up my dose to 1 pill a day.



She told me to take it in the morning, to see if it makes me tired, and if it does to switch it to night.



Anyways, the 1/2 a pill a day for the first 7 days didn't make me groggy or anything like that, so I continued to take them in the morning.



But when I upped my dose, they make me groggy. I took one this morning, but would it be a bad thing if I took another one this evening so I can start taking them at night before bed ? Or should I just skip tomorrow morning's dose and take them at night starting tomorrow ? They're only 10mg tablets. (If that helps any).



TIA.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
28th Dec '12

Do not take another one tonight. Instead of your morning dose tomorrow take it before bed.

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting IDID-VBAC 12/09:" Do not take another one tonight. Instead of your morning dose tomorrow take it before bed."


Thanks. I was just worried about skipping a dose because I haven't been on it long enough to fully kick in to my system. I guess I am just afraid it will mess up the effectiveness of the medication briefly.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
28th Dec '12

Maybe do half tomorrow morn, and the other half tomorrow at night... I know when I missed a day I felt *off* at least ur still getting dosage just spread out...

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" Maybe do half tomorrow morn, and the other half tomorrow at night... I know when I missed a day I felt *off* at least ur still getting dosage just spread out..."


That's not a bad idea.



I just hate feeling this groggy. I can never get anything done anymore!

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" Maybe do half tomorrow morn, and the other half tomorrow at night... I know when I missed a day I felt *off* at least ur still getting dosage just spread out..."


This is another option.



But do not take any more today, either split it in half tomorrow or wait until tomorrow night.

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting IDID-VBAC 12/09:" This is another option. But do not take any more today, either split it in half tomorrow or wait until tomorrow night."



Gotcha. :wink:



No more today. Last thing I would want to do is screw myself up even more by taking too many anti depressants, which is why I thought I'd ask.



Thank you ladies! I really appreciate it.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Dandelion Rapist:</b>" That's not a bad idea. I just hate feeling this groggy. I can never get anything done anymore!"</blockquote>




That med saved my life, if it wasn't for celexa, id be in a closet eating candy crying that my kids are too loud... :)but I've been on meds for long time, I never felt weird taking it, but if I missed a day by evening I was a hot mess... and was like *ohhh duh*

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Dandelion Rapist:</b>" That's not a bad idea. I just ... [snip!] ... meds for long time, I never felt weird taking it, but if I missed a day by evening I was a hot mess... and was like *ohhh duh*"


I hit an all time low before the meds started kicking in.



I also have trazadone and ambien to help me with my insomnia.. (I stopped taking the Trazadone when my doc gave me Ambien).



Anyways, before the Celexa kicked in, at one point I was laying on the floor crying just picturing my body shutting down and seriously thinking about taking the remainder of my Trazadone and Ambien. I have never been that type of person either.



I finally sat down and talked to my husband about it. I couldn't even face him when I was talking to him. I had to do it in the dark while we were laying in bed.



This is why I am afraid to miss a dose, even if I will be taking it at a later time.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting The Dandelion Rapist:</b>" I hit an all time low before the meds started kicking in. I also have trazadone and ambien to help ... [snip!] ... the dark while we were laying in bed. This is why I am afraid to miss a dose, even if I will be taking it at a later time. "</blockquote>




I understand :( I had ppp, I was a mess... I hated everything I didn't like my baby because she *took* my husband away, no1 cared about me, I wanted to die, but I didn't want them to find my body, then I was worried about who would do my makeup for my funeral, it was the longest couple weeks of my life...
Glad u got some help :) I'm here if u need anything...
I've been on meds *all kinds* of meds for 12 years, celexa was/is the best 1 I've ever taken...

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:" <blockquote><b>Quoting The Dandelion Rapist:</b>" I hit an all time low before the ... [snip!] ... I'm here if u need anything... I've been on meds *all kinds* of meds for 12 years, celexa was/is the best 1 I've ever taken..."


I appreciate it, thank you.



The only thing that really stopped me was the fact that my husband was at work, and wasn't expected to be home for a couple of hours. My oldest child is 4 and her younger brother is 11 months old.



The thought of doing something like that to them (Witnessing it) repulsed me to the point where I just laid there refusing to get up off the ground.