I’ve been on Citralopram for 8 years now and 6 months ago my dose was doubled on the suggestion of my MS Nurse
I suffer from fatigue and it’s always with me it’s just a matter of how much! It got to the stage last year that I wasn’t able to work. During my appointment with the MS Nurse I told him how heavy the fatigue was and that it hung around for days and rarely lifted. Having reviewed my medication he thought that in addition to the ‘traditional’ ms fatigue I may be suffering from clinical depression as I had some classic symptoms apart actually feeling down or depressed. So on a trial I went from 20mg to 40mg, after a few days the difference was remarkable. The heavy fatigue lifted and I could function, think and my humour was back. I returned to work and my colleagues told me that I was different and like ‘your old self’.
However over the past few weeks ive noticed that in addition to the MS fatigue, the familiar heaviness is back and the depressive symptoms are back. I’ve spoken to the GP who advised that I couldn’t go any higher as 40mg was the maximum dose.
So now I’m looking into either some supplementary medication or a completely new Antidepressant.
Has anyone else had the same kind of experience or may be suggest a way forward.
Many thanks for taking the time to read this.