Burning sensation

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I'm almost 5 weeks in taking 10mg cit. Whilst I am seeing an improvement to my overall mood for the past 3 days I've had an overwhelming burning sensation in my face, top of head and hands. Is this normal and will it go? its stressing me out which obviously isn't helping matters. I'm also not sleeping too well, I'm due back at work tomorrow, not sure if this is the cause. Has anyone had any similar experiences? Not sure if I need to come off them or stick with it.

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    stick with them 5 weeks is so early still need to wait at least 8 to 12 weeks for meds to start doing their job properly. burning sensations are quite normal unfortunately and many people have it it usually related to anxiety. going back to work is probably stressing you out hence the increased anxiety that manifests itself by causing this burning sensation. it will pass, you might experience further side effects but they will pass. if u quit taking then now you will have horrid withdrawals so might as well give them time to work. it's not a pain killer and it takes long time to stabilize the serotonin levels I your brain.

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    hi. I'm also 5 weeks in on 20mg. I get this burning feeling starting from my legs up to my chest and head. I thought it was the start of a panic attack and I start breathing 4 in and 5 out and it sort of helps. now after reading this wonder if it's a side effect of the tablets??

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    yes i have it too. Had it heaps at the start - havent had it for quite a few weeks and then had it when awake during the night last night. i think it is the start of a panic attack

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