Citalopram causing headaches after all this time??

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hi everyone I have been on Citalopram for almost 4 months now, some good some bad then some great days. The last few weeks I have had a dull headache some sharp pains and pressure that's worrying me, as you know us anxiety sufferers fear the worst in every situation 😔 I went to my doctor and to an optician they said everything is fine except I need glasses which I knew anyway. I just wanted some advice is it the meds or anxiety xxx any advice is appreciated xx

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    Hi there Kirsty,

    Is there any pattern to these headaches.

    When my pituitary is being pushed, especially as my hormones are severe it gives me the headaches that every one is talking about.

    I have had a brain scan - as like you and every one else worried what going on.

    I have read some where that cit can cause sinus probs and I know eostrogen does.

    Any way the result of the scan backed all this up as my right sinus is severly inflamed.  Now that they have balanced my hormones back out the headaches are alot better - nearly non existent.

    They are also using cit to suppress my hormones.  Which is the cause of most peoples chemical imbalances. 

    Done a lot of research in to this and under a professor - so this is all medical fact.

    When the pressure was on it also maked me clench my jaw like people talk about as well because it goes down the face and used to send shooting pains down my right side.

    I hope this helps and sinutab / pain killers really do help.

    Big hugs Mel Xx

    p.s.  if you google hormones and anxiety you will be quite surprised.

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      p.s.  the reason they really did the scan is because my cousin has a pituitary growth and when all this was happening my eye sight was also affected.
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      Hi Mel, 

      I haven't really noticed a pattern yet, I just put it down to the Citalopram. I really don't want a brain scan I'm already anxious and what you say is worrying me now lol, my sinuses are not blocked just an odd pressure at the bridge of my nose. I have also noticed that my neck is tense a lot they come and go during the day 


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      Hi Kirsty,

      It is nothing to worry about.  They won't brain scan you - they only did me because of my severe hormone condition and to ascertain if there was any chance of pituitary growth - which there is no way you could possibly have other wise you would have very severe symptoms, which not going to list as don't won't to worry you further, as meant to reassure - not make you anxious.  The pressure across the brige of your nose and the neck tension is exactly the same as what I get with sinuses etc.  Didn't know mine was inflamed - not blocked but only happens when ovulating and before my period, as oestrogen agravates it.

      Our hormones control over 400 functions of our body, including our neuro chemistry - and can make us anxious or depressed.  If out of harmony.

      But they can be levelled out. 

      Just a few things for you to think about and nothing to worry about.

      Is there times when your anxiety is more pronounced???

      Do you know when it started???   Were there any changes - like the pill, coil fitted or implants, etc. etc.  Or just always been there.

      Anxiety is a learned response and as such can be unlearned.  Did training on this with the self help counselling was trained on and our neuro chemistry.

      Hope this helps and here if you need any further advice as done a lot of research in to all of this and under a professor.

      Big hugs, Mel Xx


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