Citalopram for 12weeks 2 on 40mg. Still side effects sweating and tiredness

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I've been on citalopram for 12weeks, 10mg for 2, 20mg for 4, 30mg for 3 then 40mg for 3. I'm still suffering with sweats and tiredness in the morning. I take my meds at 6am and only feel active around noon. My appetite is still shocking in day but I get hungry in evening.

Anyone else felt like this? How long before things settle? They side effects are off putting.

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    Hi Zoe

    Yes if your upping your meds after a few weeks or so you will go through the side effects until your body settles and yes mornings were hard for me at first but I'm over 3 months on 15mg and now feel great so stick with it you will feel better in time

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      Thanks. Do you think my dose has been increased too quickly? When I was on 30 I did tell my doc that side effects had decreased except my poor appetite and that's why he increased. Should I suggest going back to 30 do you think?

      Advice greatly appreciated.

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      6 weeks, and I was getting worse, so that was a sure sign that I was getting too much. Yes I seem to be ok in the 30, I still have the super tired feeling also, but most side effects should go away, but there is some luck ppl out there that the side effects stay with them, so all depends if they are manageable... I would still stick it out for few weeks and see how ure feeling. In my opinion I don't think doctors should do an increase until at least 6 weeks but the increases are happening way to soon, when the meds are not even fully working.

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