| | Depressed Alcoholic recently on Citalopram
I've had a long history with alcohol abuse. I've been abusing it for about 10 years and recently went on another bender and ended up with withdrawal symptoms. I called my doctor and she decided to sit down with me and discuss why I drink. My trigger seemed to be when I was alone, or having anxiety when in a social situation, or feeling really depressed. Basically I was self-medicating. She started me on Citalopram a generic SSRI (brand name: Celexa). I took my first dose this morning. I entered in alcohol withdrawals 48 hours ago so I still feel like crap but the withdrawal symptoms have basically stopped. Now I feel a little nauseous, fuzzy headed and tired. Does anyone have any experience taking this drug and if so what was their experience with side effects? I'm curious how long they will last and how long it tool people who are alcoholics (or have a history with alcoholism) to feel "better". Better as in, less depressed, less anxious and with less alcohol cravings.