Earlier on this year I was diagnosed with moderate depression and have been taking 20mg of first Fluoxetine (Prozac) and now Citalopram. I had to come off of the Fluoxetine because it made me hyper after about 3 weeks, but I’ve had no issues with the Citalopram.
I’m based in the UK and so was awaiting an NHS psychiatric assessment (there’s a long waiting list). I had that evaluation today, and the assessment results were that there was a good chance that I am cyclothymic or mildly bipolar.
The psychiatrist has asked me to come off of the citalopram and instead take 25-50mg doses of Chlorpromazine (I believe it’s called Thorazine in the US) whenever I feel a hypomanic episode coming on. However I’ve just read the wikipedia page on the medication and it’s making me a bit apprehensive. I was reluctant to start the anti-depressants in the first place, but they have definitely helped with my low moods. Chlorpromazine sounds like a whole different ballgame though.
Does anyone have any experiences they can share, or general advice on antipsychotics in relation to hypomania?
Thanks in advance,