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Citalopram - side effects


anyone know how long these side affects will last - very tired, nausea in the morning, almost passing out. shaking in the legs and rapid heart rate, loss of appetite

please note I've gone from 10mg every other day back to 20mg a day due to an anxious period. Citalopram has previously been amazing for me but didn't feel these side effects last time

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Can you not reduce the dose,after time,our bodies can react differently to drugs hence the need to not take them for too long/

anxiousant in reply to Hidden

yes I reduced from 20mg to 10mg last time with no issues, I was on 10mg every other day with plans to wean off until this anxiety hit me (moved away from UK)

Its different for every individual, when I was on that I had migraines and had to come off it after a month cos I couldnt take no more, others will say they had no side effects. I went on to prozac and noticed ive had alot more side effects the second time around, maybe thats something to do with it? X

anxiousant in reply to Pickle165

have those side effects since gone down? thanks for the response - I'm hoping this won't last long

hi anxiousant, i think you need to persevere with the tablets and the side effects will settle dowm but it might be a few weeks. I am om them and am feeling a lot better than i did a month ago. also you can't just stop taking them. I have been told you need to stay on them for 6 months after you feel better ortherwise you could have a relapse. Hang on in their and try to stay possitive. x

I had most of those side effects but not the tiredness mine I'd had a massive dose of caffeine. Currently on fluoxetine and have been feeling tired so the docs suggested I take them in the evening, but they also recommended I had blood tests to make sure there wasn't anything else causing my tiredness. The side.effects I had on citalopram mostly went after the first ,2-3 weeks but this can vary from person to person

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