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Have been on antidepressants for six months. Overall

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Have been on antidepressants for six months. Overall improvement I.e do not have overwhelming feeling of hopelessness and anxiety everyday. However there are periods every few weeks where I feel I am falling back into that. They normally last 3-5 days. Have to go back to go soon and am worried about coming off tablets if I still feel like that every few weeks. However perhaps I do not need meds’ as I do not feel like that everyday like I did before

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

what medicine do you take? and what dose?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Citalopram 20
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No I don’t want to talk on phone

No problem

I wouldn't go off this med yet.

I think you need some more time

In fact, you probably need a higher dose to control the "falling back" symptoms

I would go into full remission for a few months before stopping

is this helpful?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It is helpful. Can you explain why it’s different than before. Why before the negative feelings were constant and now they are not.

Because the citalopram is partially treating your depression

not fully

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok thanks. That’s helpful. Have u any other advice on what might help

Just that you probably need a higher dose for a few months then I would wean off

probably spring time

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