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Citalopram

Is anyone on this med? If so what are your experiences? I’m just wanting to sleep all the time and feel spaced out. It’s been 17 days now but only took half a tablet for the first week then started taking the full 10mg the second week but 5 on a morning and 5 on a night. I feel like a zombie with the tiredness! I’m normally wanting to do stuff in the house all the time but got no energy to even tidy up at the minute! Hope it gets better

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Hey...That's exactly what happened to me...slept for hours and I was only on 10mg....that did gradually wear off but really had not much of an effect on my anxiety....I tried this med 3 times but stopped...remember though everyone is different..i think they tell u to give it at least 6 wks...Good luck I hope it works out for u...:) x

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Did u take tablet on a morning or night? x

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Not on any meds at all now...but I was taking citalopram at night but was having weird dreams that would wake me up so the Dr tried me on them during the day which was better...

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Hi I'm on them 20 mg and they have changed my life. I used to panic just going out especially just sitting in church now I can do a reading in front of the whole congregation and maybe going to train to work in the ministry. Not had any problems. I hope it improves for you if not speak with your doctor. All the best x Tracey

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Did u feel any tiredness off them at all? I’m on 3rd week and feel like I could sleep all day and feel spaced out but think that spaced out feeling maybe off feeling so tired x

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No I must be lucky, I feel a bit tired sometimes but not much. I take mine at night do you take yours morning or night

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I take mine on a morning but past week I’ve been having bad panic attacks so not sure if I need them upped. I’m on 20mg at the moment

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I'm on that dose too, maybe speak to your doctor trouble is you have good and bad days

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When I switched to citalopram I felt more energetic than I had done on sertraline, but I have put on weight, so I have just this week switched back to sertraline. We are all different, aren't we?

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No don't feel tired on them perhaps you may need to switch. Hope you feel better soon

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Hi Lyns1411,I am on 20mg of celexa (citalopram). I have been on it for 3 months now,the first 4-5 week I was so tired. When I first started this medication I was on 10mg , the doctor shortly saw it needed to be upped. So,I suppose I would say technically I've been taking the 20mg for 2 months and 10 mg the first month. If you would have seen me before the medication omg,I was unable to go anywhere, do anything, I was not even able to get out of bed without fear I would die. I had a choking phobia (fear that whatever I ate would choke me). So I was unable to eat,sleep,to anything with my son (12) or my daughter (9),my husband had no idea how to help so I had to watch him hurt and feel like a failure. I ended up developing depersonalization and derealization,I felt as if I no longer exist and the world,the people and things looked like a dream. Nothing was real to me, it was like Alice in Wonderland but Alice eventually landed when she fell down the rabbit hole. When it came to me,I felt I was falling down the never ending rabbit hole,it was as if I would continually fall without ever landing. I still have some derealization,I will feel as though things around me aren't real but other that I'm doing so much better.

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