I was thinking about starting a very similar thread, Storm Girl! Tomorrow is the first-week mark for me on Citalopram: my very first time taking any long-term prescription other than birth control. I finally acknowleged that my anxiety sometimes gets completely out of my control.
The first day sucked. I was nauseous as all hell, and twitchy. My God, I couldn’t stop twitching spasmodically. So, yeah, I understand what you mean when you say “keyed up and tired.” I thought, “how could something that makes me feel so crappy possible be good for me?!?” That’s tapered off, thankfully, and I started taking it right before going to bed so I could sleep through any residual oogie feelings.
Give yourself a week to let it build up in your body, and to let your body adjust. PM me if you wanna chat, one citalopram newbie to another. I’m only a few days ahead of you!
Personal fear: sexual side effects. I don’t wanna not be interested in sex anymore.