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Citalopram

Hi I have been on Citalopram for 13 weeks today. Feel about 50% better. Is this the norm? Very anxious in the morning but improves most days by the afternoon. Constant ear ringing as well. Any advise most appreciated. Thanks!

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I am also on that med. I have been on it now for about 12 weeks. How much are you taking? I am up to 30 and going from 20 to 30 helped a lot with my anxiety. My problem is headaches and some trembling. I am actually supposed to wean off it and try Zoloft ( has worked for me before) but I am freaking out that I am making a mistake. I just got through 4 hours of work today, have not worked for four months. I just can't tolerate these headaches much more but what if it's not even celexa? Sorry could not be much help but I wish there was an easy answer. I feel like by week 12 or 13 side effects should wear off.

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Hi, I am on 20 mg. Started at 10mg for 6 days then 20 ever since for anxiety that just came out of know where about 5 months ago. I expected a better result after 13 weeks. My doc has suggested I try another or up my dose but I am reluctant to do so. I have already invested so much time and pain into the Celexa don't want to start all over with another that may not work. I am female and only about 110 pounds so 20 MG should be enough. Very frustrating experience. I have not taken time off work. Lucky enough to work from a home office with just monthly head office meetings and some cross country business travel. Been tough though. Sitting in a meeting feeling treacherous on the inside while trying to look and sound fine on the outside. Exhaustion like I have never experienced before.

I honestly don't know what to do?!

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Oh, I only feel about 50 percent better as well, still taking Ativan for anxiety at times.

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Well I just decided to continue with celexa. I also invested a lot of time and it has helped so I am going to give it some more time. I may raise it to 40 ( see what psychiatrist says) but we will see. I just don't want to go backwards right now going onto another drug. Maybe in a month if I am still not feeling better I will switch

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Good Luck. Let me know how it goes. I am having a brutal day today. High anxiety and just feeling unwell overall. Tired of this ride! Just want my life back.

Take care.

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How are you feeling now drewscot? I'm also on citalopram and have been for 6 days now I've been told to take 20mg citalopram. Wondered if you had got any better? As I am worried to take the next step but suffer crazy anxiety at the moment, I have settled times but it's like my brain suddenly remembers it wants to torture me x

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Hi, I know exactly how you are feeling. It took me about 5 months to feel better. I know it seems like a long time but you will improve gradually in the weeks, months ahead. Many see good results much faster. Despite feeling pretty anxious and miserable I did not miss any days of work. I got thru it. If I can anyone can. You will be fine. Just take it a day at a time it will be worth it in the end. Don't hesitate to message me if you have any questions or are having bad days. DREW

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Hi drewscot... how are you doing now on Citalopram? has the anxiety gone?

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Hi, yes pretty much. Still have moments of just feeling off..hard to explain. Persistent tinntus which is unsettling but apprently common with this AD. I have been taking Cit for a year come April. I hope to start to taper off this spring. Will see how that goes!

How are you doing?

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Hi drewscot, thank you for getting back to me.

I have only just started Citalopram a few days ago but Ive heard alot of good about this drug so I am hoping that it does me some good.

I have also heard that tinnitus is a side effect, when you come off the tablets it should then start to go away...

im glad that you are feeling better... anxiety is really horrible.

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