Citalopram making me feel awful

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I have recently started taking Citalopram 20mg after my anxiety getting so back i became depressed too. Im currently on day 2, so far everything i drink and eat comes back up. I am constantly sweaty and over heated. I feel awful but i cant describe how ? almost like a stomach feeling but around my whole body too. I know Citalopram is known for side effects so i just wanted to post here incase any of mine were irregular. I am going to keep taking it despite it making me feel like this because i need to get better. Can anyone suggest anything i can do to make this time abit easier for me? All answers are massively appreciated 

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    i think you are suffering with panic attacks,so take less breaths and breath in and out slowly ,that will stop your panic attacks,and regarding citrolopram,you will get some side effects for 6/8 weeks.
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    I believe you are suffering from the bad side effects.  I upped my dosage recently, and I suffered from the side effects for mostly the first 2 weeks.  I would get really bad nausea and almost threw up a couple of times.  Just putting the pill on my tongue would trigger my gag reflex.

    Increased anxiety is also a side effect along with shakiness.  The feeling sweaty might be down to also your increased anxiety - I sweat a lot when I'm suffering from bad anxiety/panic attacks.

    It sucks, but I believe every day you continue will be another day closer to the side effects starting to fade. 

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    Anthony,  I’m on Day 27 I0 mg. I had the sweats and my legs were shaking.  I know exactly how awlful you feel. Stay with it. You will get better. You definitely are having panic attacks. I feel I the citalopram exacerbated the panic attacks in the beginning. They will dissipate. Get the meditation utube with Rebekah Borucki. Do the breathing it will help incredibly. Practice it. I would wear my headphones to bed put her on and fall asleep. I still get the sweats very mild under my arms and feet some times. I also get the jitters mildly. Nothing like I was getting. Get a benzo from your Dr to help you through this. Are you sleeping? I had 2 weeks of not sleeping. I wish I had asked my dr sooner for a sleeping aid. Keep me posted of how you are doing.  Will😎

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    Anthony, try to go for a walk. Put headphones on listen to your favorite music and look at nature. Try to walk 20 min to start. 
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    I've just came back on them..had a massive anxiety attack and first 3 days of starting them were horrendous..no sleep at all..plenty of suicidal thoughts..feeling really low depressed even,no apitite..dry mouth.But now on day 5 and feel really good happy even,ready for a well earned rest tonight.Ps I had x2 zopiclone on a night time too didn't touch the sides really but made the night seem to go a bit quicker..as got about 3 hours kip each night .

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