I've been off work for a week and have been given citalopram by my doctor. He tells me it will make me feel better within a couple of weeks. I feel like I might feel better after a bit of time off work and am not sure whether I should start taking them. The side effects sound horrible and I can't imagine trying to come off them in 6 months time. I have another appointment with the doctor next week. What would he say if I said I decided not to take them? Or should I take them? The thought of becoming reliant on them and having to see the course through when I might feel better in a few weeks with a bit of tlc makes me want to avoid taking them.