I am only on day 5 of Citalopram and apart from some minor nausea the first few days I don't appear to have had any other side affects. I believe it is too early to expect any real benefits yet. I did get a twitch of the nose on the first day which I assume was a stress twitch - just weird. However, my question is that over the weekend and so far this week I have found myself going into what I can only describe as a silent like trance. Might either be staring out the window or just standing in the kitchen. I'm guessing they last about 5-10 mins, I then become aware of it but like some dreams, I can linger there for a while. Whilst I love music which normally lifts me, I often find myself in absolute silence. I don't recall any thought pattern with these trances, my brain is normally always processing something.
Is this normal for anti-depressants or is this some other stress/depression/anxiety symptom? I am on 2 weeks sick at the moment, so I don't know if it would hit me whilst actually at work or is it just that I have time to relax and think.... or in this case, mentally shut down!