citalopram and shooting pains

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Hi, I'm just going into my 4th week of citalopram. I've had my up days and my down but the last 3 days I've noticed shooting pains. It started on my right side while I was at work, then in my chest and now my left shoulder. Is this a normal side affect while the citalopram works?

Thanks Tom

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    Hi i am on Cita 10mg (6 and 1/2 weeks) now and i from last few days my pain is back in chest and left arm and shoulder and feel very down some people told me it will take up to 8 weeks so you are not alone. 
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      Hi and thanks for replying, it's good to know that I'm not alone. It's tough but I will keep my head up.
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      Stay strong i know how we feel at the moment but trust yourself our Heart is the strongest muscle in our whole body. I am sure you have done ecg and blood tests
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      Yeah I sure have, funny old body we have, just a bit broken at the minute. Just hope the citalopram can fix it.
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    Just be strong i know these feelings are worse but we need to learn how to control them drink a lot of water and Camomile tea and walk for 20 to 30 min everyday and eat normal food. 
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    Hi tg,

    Firstly, for what reason, are you taking Cita? If you don't mind me asking of course (and you don't have to reply if you don't want to).

    As you are only 4 weeks in it could very well be due to Cita however, as someone else has already mentioned talk to your Dr (which should be done on a regular basis anyway). Hopefully, your Dr is up on these sticking plasters for the brain and will be able to monitor your progress, advise and reassure you accordingly.

    I, like many here, have suffered from what I call (with hindsight) health paranoia, Most of us have had symptoms of varying kinds and not sure what they were or even worse over thought that they could be something!. The bottom line is make and keep those regular appointments with your Dr. I made weekly, then fortnightly, then monthly and now on three monthly appointments with mine. The first few months I thought I had several things wrong, but she sent me for loads of tests and in the end, fortunately, all was okay and I stopped worrying.

    Many of the added extras (side effects to me sound negative) that we can experience with Cita we do not all have as everyone is an individual. We may not, if we do get some, suffer the same intensity either as others so, if you read someone has or is experiencing things that you have and may not have, try not to take notice or over worry about these. In the end whatever you are concerned about, need advice or reassurance on you have us to help as well as your Dr. After all some of us have already been where you are now so, as you quite rightly said and know, you are not alone.

    Keep reading, keep posting and we'll help you through!

    All that remains for me to say is Welcome to the Club! That may sound easy for me to say and it is, as it will one day for you!

    Regards,

    David

     

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