citalopram

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Been on citalopram 20mg for 8 weeks now after being prescribed this for my low mood swings possibly after a stressfull couple of work years.

After initial very nasty side affects especially the first week where I nearly stopped taking as I couldnt get of the couch had complete loss of appetite & thought I had completly lost my mind. Things calmed down by week three & I felt things were getting better then I had a relapse for for three or four days with morning depression & sweaty nights, This passed & I had a good couple of weeks & thought I'm there at last but on week 8 I've hit another low , Have no motivation to do anything & dont look forward to any of things I enjoyed so much before.Mornings are particularly bad, I'm not sure if its me or the drug anymore, Never had morning depression before, Ive made an appointment with the doctors to see if I might need to reduce or increase. 

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    Thats how i felt continually or cit i didnt like it at all
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    Hi

    Come off them they are awful. I had the worse 16 days of my life.

    Xx

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    I was moved up to 30mg after 8 weeks. I think that us the right dose for me. I had some ups and downs along the way. But now doing well.
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    I notice that the Citalopram forum is VERY busy.  Just about daily there is a post here about someone struggling with this drug.

    I took it for 8 years.  I struggled the first week.

    Had I struggled after 1-1.5 weeks, I would have stopped it.

    Its admirable that people stay on this drug when it is causing so much trouble.  

    I would have determined by now if I were you that this drug is NOT for me.  There are plenty other medications to try.

    I stopped Citalopram recently because it just stopped working for me...and it interacted with another medication that I have been taking that HELPS the other condition I have.

    I started a new drug...if it made me sick for this long. I would have stopped it.  I am taking the new drug..with no side effects.

    It is not an SSRI....

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      Hi. If you dont mind me asking what is the nrw drug you are on. Im off cit few weeks now and withdrawal although going on i was fine. Doc wanted me off to start another ssri but after this experience not a chance.
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      I used it to stop smoking it very nearly killed me lasted less than a wk i was constantly sick sweating it was like i was on a boat id of rather smoked than handled that! Just goes to show different drugs work or dont for different people
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      Thanks just wondering as my rheumatologist wanted me change straight from cit to duloxetine another ssri on suggestion from registrar who saw me but they would have chosen amitryptiline which is not ssri. Im def not taking another ssri and when feel better ask about amit. However gp had me withdraw from 40mg cit in 3wks
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      Thats terrible...yes, that is why different people can take different drugs...I have tried SO many over the years.

      So far, I am not having a problem with my current prescription.

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      Oh..did you quit smoking?

      I'm not on a very high dose.

      I'm asking for it to be raised Monday.

      If I get sick...I will have to change drugs..again...lol

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      Lol no i couldnt stand the effects my theory is the drug makes u so ill u cant smoke like they do with people who drink make them sick when they drink. My sister used them an went right up to top dose twice a day to stop smoking an never felt a thing!
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