My boyfriend has been suffering with Generalised anxiety disorder which progressed into social anxiety disorder.
It has been really hard as a girlfriend to watch him deteriorate.
He was put on citalopram and he took it for 5 months.
Within this 5 month period the side affects were absolutely awful.
One of the main ones were that his vision went really bad, I did some research and found out that the drug can actually cause muscle weakening and a few people were writing the same thing regarding their eyes.
This meant that he was constantly having to squint to see clearly, he tried to explain what he was going through and from the jist of it everything he saw was "like a dream"
So after 5 months of nothing but torture from the medicine he decided to come off and didn't tell anyone unti day 5.
When i say this man has become such a different person it has astounded me and I am shocked to see how Much this drug really ruined him.
However... he is so tired and keeps saying that he gets this weird sensation from his brain to his toes every half an hour for a split second and he almost passes out from it.
I am so worried but he seems so much happier in his mindset and he's even getting up and being so productive that I don't want him back on citalopram.
Is this just withdrawal symptoms?
Can anyone help?
I'm so sorry this is so long but I don't know how to help I feel so useless.