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Old 10-20-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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As I was arguing with my husband today, he shot at me that he has noticed I only get crabby with him when I miss a dose of my citalopram. THAT was it! I told him to leave me alone, I needed space and didn't want him around. Just because I am on an antidepressant doesn't mean I dont have intelligent thoughts. I have told him before that the med just makes me too tired to care about stuff. It doesn't 'fix' the problems we have. I feel like he just wants me to be medicated so he doesn't have to deal with real life disagreements. The med does not make them go away, it just makes me not care about a damn thing. So he can go on with his selfish way of life and not have to change.

Anyway, what I want to know-- does missing only ONE dose of citalopram really effect you that quickly? and taking it the next day make those effects go away that quickly??
Or is my husband just seeing what he wants to see?
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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My husband can tell immediately if I've missed a dose of my Celexa.

I was prescribed it after my father died and I had a lot of anger issues that I took out on everyone around me.

I don't know why you were prescribed it, but if you're an ill heifer and you take it out on your husband like I did, I can see his point.

It's about saving the peace for your marriage. Mine is worth every pill.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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Thanks. I have anger toward my husband, but I just don't think taking a pill to medicate me is the answer. The problems are real and its unfair to me that he just wants me to become complacent and not show frustration.

I thought citalopram took weeks to take effect so I'm surprised a missed dose would take effect so quickly.
I will occasionally miss a day as the tiredness just compounds and I would be sleeping all day otherwise.

P.S. I began taking it after my mother died. It was just the straw that broke the camels back.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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Hey, I know where you're coming from. I'm sorry about your mom.

Maybe your doc needs to cut back your dosage. I take 20mg and at first I took it at night before bed because it did make me a little sleepy. After awhile I got used to it and I can take it in the morning with my allergy pill.
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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As I was arguing with my husband today, he shot at me that he has noticed I only get crabby with him when I miss a dose of my citalopram. THAT was it! I told him to leave me alone, I needed space and didn't want him around. Just because I am on an antidepressant doesn't mean I dont have intelligent thoughts. I have told him before that the med just makes me too tired to care about stuff. It doesn't 'fix' the problems we have. I feel like he just wants me to be medicated so he doesn't have to deal with real life disagreements. The med does not make them go away, it just makes me not care about a damn thing. So he can go on with his selfish way of life and not have to change.

Anyway, what I want to know-- does missing only ONE dose of citalopram really effect you that quickly? and taking it the next day make those effects go away that quickly??
Or is my husband just seeing what he wants to see?


missing one dose is not going to have an effect at least not with me, nor does it make me tried it has no effect at all except help keep me from having severe depression but I also do more that depend on a pill
it is my responsibility for my own moods
if you are experiencing all of this being tired and not caring you need to tell your doctor!!
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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Thanks. I have anger toward my husband, but I just don't think taking a pill to medicate me is the answer. The problems are real and its unfair to me that he just wants me to become complacent and not show frustration.

I thought citalopram took weeks to take effect so I'm surprised a missed dose would take effect so quickly.
I will occasionally miss a day as the tiredness just compounds and I would be sleeping all day otherwise.

P.S. I began taking it after my mother died. It was just the straw that broke the camels back.


oh this sounds like grief not the medication
my mother died almost 3 years ago the first year and a half was very hard
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:09 PM
 
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My husband can tell immediately if I've missed a dose of my Celexa.

I was prescribed it after my father died and I had a lot of anger issues that I took out on everyone around me.

I don't know why you were prescribed it, but if you're an ill heifer and you take it out on your husband like I did, I can see his point.

It's about saving the peace for your marriage. Mine is worth every pill.


anyone every hear of self responsibility?
I have no right stomping around bulling everyone! if I am doing that then I need to get some therapy
I am in recovery and work the 12 steps they have saved my life!!!
my younger sister is a rageaholic I finally quit talking to her because she though it was okay to scream and cuss and act like a *****
I finally told her I am not her punching bag
I refuse to be emotionally blackmailed by anyone!!
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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As I was arguing with my husband today, he shot at me that he has noticed I only get crabby with him when I miss a dose of my citalopram. THAT was it! I told him to leave me alone, I needed space and didn't want him around. Just because I am on an antidepressant doesn't mean I dont have intelligent thoughts. I have told him before that the med just makes me too tired to care about stuff. It doesn't 'fix' the problems we have. I feel like he just wants me to be medicated so he doesn't have to deal with real life disagreements. The med does not make them go away, it just makes me not care about a damn thing. So he can go on with his selfish way of life and not have to change.

Anyway, what I want to know-- does missing only ONE dose of citalopram really effect you that quickly? and taking it the next day make those effects go away that quickly??
Or is my husband just seeing what he wants to see?
No. You might be taking too much. I split a 20mg pill in fourths. Maybe you need something else or get out of your marriage. Life is too short.

Mine is mild anxiety with noise. It helped a lot.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:37 AM
 
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I am only taking 10 mg/day but I am hypersensitive to any medication. Benadryl? sleep for 2 days. Tylenol? Advil? may as well be sleeping aids for me.

But fyi, I wasn't stomping around the house and swearing. That is your own imagination. And when he hit my button about the med, I told him I needed space (which is what our marriage counselors said to do).

My mom died 3 years ago! I have complicated grief, as she was an abuser in my life (physical, emotional) but it is the demographics in my family that has spiraled me to this point.

I am going to make an appt with a therapist I was recommended. You're right, life is too short. I had stopped seeing mine as she was more of a life coach and I feel I'm not to that point yet. I've still got more to work on.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:20 PM
 
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I am only taking 10 mg/day but I am hypersensitive to any medication. Benadryl? sleep for 2 days. Tylenol? Advil? may as well be sleeping aids for me.

But fyi, I wasn't stomping around the house and swearing. That is your own imagination. And when he hit my button about the med, I told him I needed space (which is what our marriage counselors said to do).

My mom died 3 years ago! I have complicated grief, as she was an abuser in my life (physical, emotional) but it is the demographics in my family that has spiraled me to this point.

I am going to make an appt with a therapist I was recommended. You're right, life is too short. I had stopped seeing mine as she was more of a life coach and I feel I'm not to that point yet. I've still got more to work on.


I said that I thought this sounded like grief
my mother died too
I am also a survivor of incest very tough issues
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