Almost 6 weeks into Cit (Celexa)

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I am new to this whole forum thing and I am only posting, because I haven't found any discussion leading to how I am feeling.

I started Celexa almost 6 weeks ago. One week 10mg and I have been on 20mg since. After I had my period three weeks in, the following week I felt like a million bucks. This week, I am experiencing insane heartburn, stomach pain, cramps and nausea. I can eat if I need to, but at the the same time, the thought of food makes me nauseous. Just wondering, is it normal to feel like this? I know it takes time to fully be in my system, but the less I have to worry about the more I will start to feel better.

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    Yeah this is all normal Citalopram side effects. I felt like this for a month or so. Now I can't stop eating lol

    Is horrible while you are going through it. You have my sympathy. I decided to come off meds now and stick to CBT.


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    You will need to be patient and give the 20mg a further week or so. You should actually feel much better soon

    If you are concerned however make an appointment with your GP and explain how you feel.

    Taking AD medications you need to be comfortable in your own skin, although if you go off this medication you may find the replacement may have to start again.

    There could also be withdrawal problems with the first drug and a getting to know you on the new mdication.

    Just a thought



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      Thanks, Bob.

      I'm not anxious or anything, so Celexa is working for that no problem. My friend actually said any medications can be hard on the stomach/cause acid reflux, I just wanna know if it will subside. I am really uncomfortable and hate feeling nauseous.

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