Citalopram

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My GP discontinued my Sertraline this week. And has prescribed citalopram, tiredness/sleepiness and dry mouth are my side effects so far. Is this usual? My head feels saved out. Thanks

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    So...one has to wonder why "patient" has dedicated a whole page to "Citalopram"...not all medications have a chat room on here.

    Be prepared to have the symptoms you have..plus gaining weight...and then when your sick of the sypmtoms and quit it...be prepared for a crappy withdrawal.

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      Oh dear, what an attitude eh? I think u will find there is a forum chatting about Sertraline on "Patient". I'm sure others will be more helpful/informative

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      Attitude comes from taking Citalopram and being harmed by it...

      I would not stay on this drug....if you do...good luck

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      A NON-SSRI.

      Anything but an SSRI.

      SSRIs can in some people cause more anxiety...mania....restlessness..which Citalopram did for me...Plus SSRIs cause weight gain.

      The first time I took Citalopram....for the 1st 3 months..I thought it was helping me...I took it for 8 YEARS.

      I recently stopped it due to a medication interaction and I have never felt more CALM than I do now...without it....

      However, I am on another drug for depression that is not an SSRI...and I am happy with it for now - Wellbutrin

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      I'd welcome weight gain. All SSRIs produce side effects including anxieyy, but after only 4 days I'm sleeping really well and no problems with appetite. Which class of drug does Wellnutrin belong to! Is it an SNRI? Because the noradrenaline will activate rather than sedate, as citalopram is doing to me. Don't touch tricyclics.......horrendous beasts

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      ok. so you are happy with the Citalopram...than I don't understand the post..best of luck to you.

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      Definitely it's worked wonders for me and so many others on this page, please give it a go you can judge for yourself x

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      I gave it a go for 8 years..

      And it is not a good med...if you can't tolerate SSRIs

      How you know you can't tolerate them?

      More excitability...more restlessness....increasing anger 

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      OK like I said not everyone gets away with it, but I'm going on my experience and it's definitely good for me

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      Totally agree with you Missy. You can take a horse to water but you cannot make it drink and there seems a lot of people on this forum with more complaints rather than praise for this drug. Personally the side effects  far out way the benefits but people sometimes have to experience for themselves. I am a much happier person off it than on it. 
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      hi...but i do understand..cause I took it for 8 years..it does have benefits...like it made me more confident....less paranoid....less sad.

      But, I thought I was just a high strung, high anxiety personality...which I AM...but when I stopped taking Citalopram...I came down about 100 notches...and then I read about SSRIs and realized all this time Citalopram was making me WORSE.

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      Sorry it affected you that way. This is my 5th day and I can't get through any day without a two hour afternoon sleep!

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      well...since you felt so strongly about posting about it...maybe you should change the meds?

      Or..keep going..side effects for me usually disappear in about 2weeks...I would say if you are still feeling this way in another week..think about changing.

       

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      I think I will keep going....this is only day 5, and they do say that SSRIs make you feel worse before better.  I'm just glad it hasn't caused insomnia!  I'm only on 20mg, and my GP wants me to go up to 30 on Wed and 40 the week after!!!!  

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      ok keep going..and when it causes you to be manic...so hyper...and insomnia...please recognize..it is this drug.

      It took me so long to realize it....just don't want to see you take so long.

      Keep on top of your symptoms...if you feel better great...if you sleep well..great...It did do that for me for many years...and then it stopped working.

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      Misssy

      It worked for me for about 10 years then stopped working I tried loads of other ad's with no joy then back to citalapram witch made me worse now I'm on week 9 of escitalapram and still struggling low mood anxiety feel like I'm stuck in my head its horrible ??

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      than I just don't see the need for you to be on an SSRI.

      I would ask for a different med sad

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      SSRIs can be stimulants to people they don't work for.

      causing anxiety...restlessness..anger episodes...mania

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