20 mg celexa and body tingling

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I started celexa 10mg for 8 days then dr uppped my dose to 20mg and today is day 15 all together.  Last night I fell asleep around 10pm woke up wide awake at 11pm with my whole body arms and legs tingling, shaking and cold sweats, has anyone else experienced this?

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    Hi missiea, yes I experienced that, it was the side effects of citalopram, I also had head buzzing feelings while I dropped off to sleep and it woke me up every time, a numbness going down my shoulders to my fingertips, all went in 4 days, now after 9 months back to my self, keep going missiea, xx
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      Thank you so much for your reply,  Its like i was doing great yesterday, went home after work took my 50,000 iu of vitamin d that i've been taking once a week then boom it all came back.  I just left my counselor and she  said that the high dose of the vitamin d could also be doing that to me, which makes sense on how I felt last night a few hours after taking it,  and since I have started taking it once a week for a month, was actually the last time I slept through the night.  Coinsidence maybe who knows yesterday was my last vitamin d at that dose so now i'll have to wait a week to see how I feel. 

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      So true cause my sis also told me she cant take them. Wished she would of told me before I started mine lol
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    Hope your feeling better soon, there's plenty of people on here for advice, any questions don't hesitate, xx Chris

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      How are you sleeping if you dont mind me asking,, I get about 3-4 hours a night if i'm lucky 

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      Sorry for the late reply missiea, my first 2 weeks was hell on earth, I went to bed with fear through the night my eyes were closed but not sleeping, sometimes I might have dropped off for 1-2 hours then woke up with tingling sensations down my shoulders, then the next day I was feeling very down not only because of the side effects but lack of sleep, all this eased after about 4-5 days then eased again after another 7, don't worry it does get back to normal, Chris x

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    Oh yes did I ever. The tingling would send me into a panic attack. Sometimes I still wake up soaked in sweat. It's all part of the deal. Isn't this fun?? 🍉

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      That feeling of a panic attack was something I will never forget, face tingling then down my shoulders, wide eyes fear of death & doom, pacing around my house then on my knees crying to my wife then it would ease but slowly, either sweating or cold shake's after and during, all this about 3-4 times a day for about 7 days, so glad it's gone and it will for you too, Chris x

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      Isn't is awful? I was driving with friends when I felt a rush of hot tingles go through my body and buzzing in my head. Thought I was going to be sick. I couldn't tell anyone. I spent the rest of the night feeling ill, going to the bathroom to run my hands and arms under cold water. The panic attacks have stopped but I still feel horrible. Do you feel better now?

      Sarah

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      You guys are Awsome thanks so much for your replies sorry took me a little while to respond. Went by my cousins for a few hours after work for supper and first half of Patriots game. Felt better throughout the day but just now as I was getting ready to leave my cousins to come home. Boom panic attack started but I got in my jeep with my bottled water turned on radio took a couple of deep breaths before I drove off turned radio on and talked myself through it. So far so good. Never thought at 39 I'd be dealing with this again. I first had it at 21 was on paxil for a few years. Been off meds about 10 years then stuff happened this year basically all at once and it all caught up to me and anxiety set in.

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    Yes - the first week of taking Citalopram I woke up sweating and my arms tingling/pins/needles.  I couldn't figure out what it was until I had the same feelings during the day.  the drug "moved" my anxiety from my stomach/chest to my arms/back. 

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      Its horrible, the 1st week i was on 10mg experienced it now im on 20mg and feel like im experiencing it all over, been a little over two weeks so far and I still wake up with massive anxiety, shaking and sweating I also get pressure in the head from time to time and my ears get blocked.. you guys get this also or did?
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      I know this is a fairly old post but just came off Celexa cold turkey..I was only on it for roughly 7 weeks before I started itching all over..I had gone up to 20 mg and didn’t feel well and ended up backing way off to 5 mg and going off cold turkey..within days I got pins and needles everywhere!! And almost 5 weeks later still have it! Maybe not quite as bad but my legs get so shaky..and I feel jittery..how long does this last? My GP office said 3 weeks but I have read upwards to 6 or more..these symptoms can drive a person mad..did it take you long?
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