Citalopram teeth chattering jaw clenching teeth ache

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Iv been on citalopram 10mg for 2 weeks.

Iv started getting really bad teeth chattering and jaw aches.

Should I stop taking the medication and ask my dr for a new antidepressant or should I increase the dose to 20mg?

I was prescribed citalopram for anxiety.

I didn't have any physical symptoms of teeth chattering prior to taking cit.

Please advise ?

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    Hi adam hang in there the medication will work it takes more that two weeks but there are side effects to meds i have a lot of side effects with my meds like my stomach issues 

    All meds will give some side effects wait and see if it is still bothering you in another two weeks than talk to your doctor 

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      Hi Elizabeth, thank you for your reply.

      The problem I have is, my teeth are really aching.

      My dentist said 7 days for a custom made mouth guard.

      Stopping myself from clenching Iv somehow cut the inside of my cheeks which is causing bleeding. I'm really confused , I don't know what to do . Should I use the benzos for a few days which are only suppose to be used in emergencys

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      I would talk to your doctor about this you may need a new antidepressant then i am on ativan generic lorazepam for my anxieties if you really need the benzos use them until you can switch to a new antidepressant 
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      Adam don't get discouraged.  Medications can take  4 weeks to start working as medication has to build up in your system. 6-8 weeks before it may work fully.  Hang in there. If you still having issues in month or so, follow up with your doctor.
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