Citalopram side effects

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Hi there I'm now day 4 of citalopram 20mg feels awful so panicky and anxious plus plus to the fact my horrible thoughts I had with depression are worse and exaggerated I have rang the gp and await his call haven't took the dose today yet! Don't think this is for me! 

 Had that saved gp contacted and said could be side effect of drug or my anxiety rising because the low mood subsided!! He has recommended propranalol sr for the anxiety! Took my citalopram later than usual as was gona try it at night this afternoon not as bad but still lingering! I know early days but these side effects are awful!!

Thanks in advance 


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    Day 4 is very very early days. It can take 6 weeks to kick in and for the side effects to subside. You will be going through the worst of it now. Docs advise it normally takes about a month (depending on the person) for the side effects to settle down. You really need to stick with it hun smile ... it took a couple of weeks for me but a month for my friend. Also when upping doses its the same and its like starting the med all over again. Confrimed that with my docs last night smile .. I take my tabs at night as the side effects are a lot better the next day. if i take them on a morning i feel tired and sick throughout the day more than
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    Another side effect is the anxiety gettin worse. But this isnt forever and will settle down. Im going through it now with my increased dose of 40mg. Doc said last night to ride it out as its
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      Thanks Hun yeah it's hard work last night I was hyper and this morning a little restless like aggitated  grr! Got propranalol this am for anxiety and panic attacks haven't took it yet I'm very impatient so they better do one lol! 

      Thanks Emma! X


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