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Hi guys,

I've been using this stuff for a week, it's great. Ever since I started taking it I've been more outgoing, worry a lot less and am generally happy all the time.

If you think your life possibly couldn't get much worse and you don't know how to cope with life, talk to your doctor about it. It may help.

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Guest Anonymous

Hmm, no replies at all.

So now I've been taking Citalopram for almost two months and a lot has changed in my life.

Before I started taking the medication I was quite depressed, lonely and anxious all the time. I had a lot of trouble speaking to people, even those who I knew well. I would worry over little things all the time, always complained about how crap my life was and tended to blame others for the way I was feeling. I felt completely unloved.

After taking the medication for 30 days at 20mg per day, my life seemed almost brand new. I began to realise that I was normal and that my blushing was caused only by my irrational mind. I am always happy all the time and feel such empathy towards the people around me. Socialising is no longer a worrying thing for me, it's also very enjoyable.

I have suffered severely for many years, after wasting time and money on alternative treatments and psychologists all I ever needed to do was forget the stigma attached to being on medication and talk to my doctor.

Citalopram is the active SSRI in my medication. Its long half-life makes it different to other SSRI's in that it stays in the body for a lot longer.

I apologize if it sounds as though I'm bragging my arse off, I'm not trying to do that. I just understand the emotional pain of suffering FB/FF and I really care about all you guys and wish you the best for the future.

My opinion overall is that FB is caused by our thoughts alone, with a happy mind we can eliminate blushing. Some time in the near future I plan to stop taking Citalopram as I will have gained everything I could out of it.

Well that's enough from me. I don't usually come on ESFBchannel as often as I used to but I pop in every now and then. Feel free to msg me if you don't wish to post. My email is [[deleted, please don't contact me. see my next post]] if you would like to chat about one thing or another.

Cam

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Hi, Cazm.

I'm always glad to hear when a med helps someone. In the U.S. and some European countries, your med is called Celexa. (probably some people recognize that name better...)

SSRI's are very "patient-specific" and while some are extremely effective for one person, they may not work at all for someone else. This is why there's always hope for everyone, right? I tried Celexa for 6 months and it didn't really do it for me. But it doesn't mean that it may not help everyone else. My point is, give your prescribed treatment the adequate time.

Anyway, thanks for sharing. I hope that this is the "magic bullet" for you!

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Guest Anonymous

Okay, I haven't used this forum in quite some time but I just wanted to leave a few comments so people don't have to keep emailing me. I always seem to receive messages about this post but nobody left their own comments here.

Every time I am reminded that FB is a problem (every time someone sends me a message) I am thrown off-course for a few days it seems, my level of anxiety is greater. What works for me is to forget that FB is a problem, or just simply not think about FB at all. Cut it out of your brain. Whenever you start thinking about it try really hard to think about something else, anything.

I was on citalopram for 8 months in 2006, it worked for me, might not work for you. I still have feelings of anxiety but that's what being human's all about. Put simply, citalopram (in my experiences) shows you what life's like when you're not able to feel negative emotions. Returning back to 'normal' shook me a bit, the feelings of anger, frustration, worry, all returned but due to the improvements I had made to my life when taking it, I was able to live better. I realised that my negative thinking was causing me to FB.

I really don't think there is a magic bullet when it comes to FB.

Everybody feels anxious sometimes that's normal, everybody gets embarassed sometimes, that's normal. I always thought my case was the worst on ESFB but that's just one of the self-defeating thoughts which causes FB.

You can beat it -- with or without medication, it's possible for you to live happily. If you are living happily I don't understand why you'd be on a site like this.

One thing i just noticed is that I NEVER back out of a stressful situation, nor run away from things which i find threatening. well gotta go. this is the last comment from me, ever...sorry :( but it's what i have to do.

That's all I can say, really.

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You can beat it -- with or without medication, it's possible for you to live happily. If you are living happily I don't understand why you'd be on a site like this.

I live a generally happy life. I like to visit this site because over the years I've acquired a lot of helpful information that has made my life better. I read posts like yours about a certain drug that has helped you, and I might try it. The current medications that I'm taking were due directly from learning about them on this site. I also like to share my experiences with drugs or other products with other blushers in hopes of helping.

I think this site is kind of like a support group. I'm sorry for you that it has had the opposite effect. Good luck in life, John.

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I live a generally happy life. I like to visit this site because over the years I've acquired a lot of helpful information that has made my life better. I read posts like yours about a certain drug that has helped you, and I might try it. The current medications that I'm taking were due directly from learning about them on this site. I also like to share my experiences with drugs or other products with other blushers in hopes of helping.

 

I think this site is kind of like a support group. I'm sorry for you that it has had the opposite effect. Good luck in life, John.

Hello. What medication you trying nowadays?

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