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My GP put me on citalopram, 40mg a say for depression & anxiety and the side effects I've had have been horrific. It did help with the anxiety but didn't help much at all for the depresson. After being on it for a couple of months I've had to stop taking it, against the GPs advice because of the side effects and inability to help with the depression. Whilst on it I was so irritable and argumentative, it seemed to be turning me into a complete raging idiot. Even the slightest things would get me flying into a rage, mouthing off to people who really didn't deserve it and leaving me shaking with anger. I have also found out since stopping it that it was cauding uncontrollable sweating all over my body so much it looked as if i had a bucket of water poured over me, I even killed my mobile phone with my sweat. I had asked the GP about the sweating but was told there was nothing that could be done about it and I would just have to put up with it, at no point ws it suggested that it was caused by he citalopram. I have since been seen by a psychiatrist who has put me onto a different antidepressant and the side effects are finally reducing in intensity and frequency.
This is just my personal experience with citalopram, your experiences may differ.
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