Citalopram 3 weeks :(

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Hi i have upper abdo pain constant (a dull ache) for last 9 weeks. It affects my movement because it becomes sharp and has been debillatating (i can no longer look after my children so my partners mum is looking after us all although shes had enough) so ive had tests and only thing to come of it so far has been a small hiatel hernia which they say wouldnt be hurting me. They then put me on 10mg citalopram. Since ive started taking this (i still am in pain constant) but im on week 3 and feel out of it, dizzy, always trying to find a reason for my pain as im desperate to go home and live like we used to. And still get panicky, and anxious in mornings especially. Is this normal? Is it just a side effect? I sat in the car last night and my pain became bad like a swelling and i felt like i couldnt breathe sad im confused if this is just anxiety or because of the pain. Wish i knew what was going on x

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    I lost 2 stone during this time too although im trying to put it back on. The latest my doc has come up with is Gastritis and gave me sucraflate and lanzoprazole but no test (awaiting a small bowel mri results still too) although ive been waiting for them for 2 weeks x
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    Hi Kerry, I think if you have upper abdomen pain and being gastritis, your doctor should send you to do a simple test to rule out a bacteria infection which is one of the main culprits of tummy inflammation. Ask for more tests and try to have a plain diet so it doesnt irritate even further your stomach.  Good luck 
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    Sounds like the medication isn't suiting you and is not helping your pain. Go back to your doctor and ask for a different medication.

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    Common side effects of Citalopram

    dry mouth

    sweating a lot

    being unable to sleep

    feeling sleepy

    feeling tired or weak

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