Citalopram and coffee

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is it just me or does anybody else get extremley shakey when they drink coffee with this med? i quit drinking coffee 3 months ago when my symptoms appreard. i got a new job and finally went back to work and thought id have half a coffee today.. HORRIBLE idea. i cant stop shaking, im anxious, and super tingly. 😦 messed up my stomach too.

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    hello, a really good realisation, not everyone makes it. anything with caffeine in, will increase the anxiety of anyone who suffers from anxiety, which is everyone taking an anti depressant. caffeine fuels anxiety. people that dont get anxious, tend to just get woken up or livlier, and it doesnt seem to effect them so much. its the same with cola and other fizzy drinks, anything with caffeine in it. anyone that gets anxious should avoid it. its not to do with the type of anti depressant you take. once you cut out caffeine completely, you will notice your anxiety gradually drop over a few weeks. if i have one diet coke a day for a week, im a complete mess within a week, and takes me a couple of weeks to cone back down once i stop.

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    Yep. Am avoiding the coffee. Had a bit of a tea binge last week and then felt weird for a few days after. Strange, but I was always OK with tea before. Now am on the herbal tea....

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    hi anything with caffeine will heighten anxiety i have 1 coffee a day then have a couple decaff as i am the same .Also if i eat a lot of chocolate i can have a bit of a turn

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    Hi Candycakez Citrolopram and coffee does not mix ,because coffee can cause anxiety whilst the medication tries too stop anxiety ,tea is the same ,so i just drink water instead

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    i agree with everyone NO CAFFEINE. Also go fir a walk each day. Start with 15 min and add 5-10 min a day. I walk about 45 min a day. It helps with sleep and anxiety.

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    Yes, even one cup of coffee makes me want to climb the walls, I stick to peppermint tea as has no caffeine.

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