Celexa side effects

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Hello to all! I have been on this medication for 3 1/2 weeks (10mg). My main side effect remaining in this shortness of breath I have had since day 2 . It is pretty constant and I don't know whether to try to stick with it or switch to LEXAPRO as doctor has offered . It is like my body can only take long deep breaths and often makes me feel like I'm not able to breath effectively or take in enough air . I am constantly breathing with my mouth wide open! Please has anyone experienced this?

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    Hi x I haven't personally had that side effect myself. I'm on 40mg for the same time as you. That doesn't sound very nice tbh. Lexapro is a cleaner version of citalopram and is said to have less side effects but that's not always the case but everyone reacts differently. It's still early days but the side effects shouldn't last too much longer hopefully. I would probably give it a little more time to see if it goes away. If it doesn't then try lexapro. It would be a shame to switch when you have already endured nearly 4 weeks, when you are feeling crap it is a long time. Maybe try taking it at before bed and seeing if that helps so you sleep through the side effects. Hopefully it will ease of for you

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