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De-personalised & antidepressants


jerry123 -

United Kingdom - Tue, 11 Oct 2016

Hi there, as anyone here ever felt de-personalised and not the person they are supposed to be, its when everything seems unreal, I think it's a feature of anxiety it can be quite scary.
Is it a side effect of being on antidepressants (citalopram)?

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carl - Male, 40 - 50, barnet

barnet - Sat, 5 Nov 2016

I am on amitryptiline for my back pain which my doctor says is making me depressed. I have been on it for about 8 months and the doctor has been increasing the strength every few weeks. I am now on 100mg at night which has reduced the pin and i get a good nights sleep. But when i first one on it and every time the strength is increased i feel like a zombie for a few days and don't feel myself. but that zombie feeling does go after a few days and then i feel normal. If you wait a few days it might go or ask your doctor to change to another antidepressant.

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