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I am depressed and on citalopram. I have no energy still and feel hopeless .Do I need a higher dose ?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly, and...
Antidepressants in general may take 4-6 wks to work and so this should be kept in mind.
I'm not sure your current dosage, thus can't be sure if u need higher dosage. U may need additional or different medication to help your symptoms. Reconsult your doc for further assessment. In the meantime, doing some outdoor activities, group activities, aerobic exercise etc..Which may help. Best of luck..

In brief: Possibly, and...
Antidepressants in general may take 4-6 wks to work and so this should be kept in mind.
I'm not sure your current dosage, thus can't be sure if u need higher dosage. U may need additional or different medication to help your symptoms. Reconsult your doc for further assessment. In the meantime, doing some outdoor activities, group activities, aerobic exercise etc..Which may help. Best of luck..
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Agree. Consider doing yoga, meditation or spiritual approach. I presume you're already tested for hypothyroidism. A little humor may help. Check out these websites: jokes.com, the interviewwithgod.com.Follow up with your MD.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly but...
You would also benefit from seeing a counselor to discuss that issues that are causing your depression.

In brief: Possibly but...
You would also benefit from seeing a counselor to discuss that issues that are causing your depression.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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