Citalopram 4.5 weeks in

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hi, this is my 2nd time taking citalopram. I've been on 10mg for about 4.5 weeks now. the past couple days have been more upbeat for me. however, tonight I got this heavy headache and my body is getting fatigued. mood is getting a bit down. is that supposed to happen? I've been a bit up and down for the past 3 weeks so hoping the meds will amp up in the next week or so.

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    yes all that you described is within the norm with this medication.

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      is different for everyone you could start seen relief tomorrow or next month or in three months it varies .it took me 8months to recover.you will get ups an downs while the med.is stabilizing.plus you will feel weird side effects coming and going.

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      i really hope so, don't want to lose much weight. ate more the past couple days though and was feeling more upbeat. i just started feeling tired/weak lethargic again tonight, kinda sudden

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      ok, it just helps knowing others have gone through it. i am away from home too and will be returning in 2 days. thats probably part of it. nice to know I'll be ok. just takes time. I've been more active the past few days which could have just tired my body out. waiting patiently for the citalopram to kick in.

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      wow. i can't imagine that. i just want my appetite back do i can gain weight and be happy. low appetite makes me really nervous, it its a side effect so i guess I'll eat what i can and deal with the other stuff

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      yes its a side effect of the cit.try drinking ensure shakes they contain all your nutritional values.easy to drink because it taste good.

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      hi, i was feeling more anxious this morning as i prepared for my flight home. the nerves got to me and I vomited. is that normal after 4 weeks. i haven't thrown up in around 2.5 weeks before today. I'm drinking fluids and eating chicken for the protein.

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      yes .when doing something like flying your nerves will make you nauseous and at times you will vomit.that is good you are eating drink plenty of fluids exercise stay away from coffee.

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      hi there, i am on 10mg too and having a rough old time. plus i keep retching too. This is my 3rd time and it does seem to be taking longer to level out. i was feeling back to normal then went downhill. not to as bad as was in the beginning but i keep losing my appetite! I keep getting compliments at work re the weight loss and so i am brutally honest with people.

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