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Im an 18 yr old male who has been on Citalopram for 4 months now, 20mg since the end of February. I have found that my depression and low mood has been significantly reduced on this medication, which is fab, but my anxiety has risen tremendously. Not necessarily social anxiety, but more of a consistent pounding, fast heart rate which distracts me from my daily life and I cannot take it anymore. It is the worst when I am trying to focus or create something, my head is constantly focused on the heart rate and it creates a nasty cycle of stress and brain fog.
I read the side effects of Citalopram, and it states that 1 in 10 people may experience faster heart rate under it. Do you reckon it could be worth going back down to 10mg? I know Citalopram is known for giving heart problems so this is probably another reason as to why i am very stressed.
Someone please shed some light as to whether this is my medication or them not working at all.
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