Citalopram week 5 20mg side effects

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I am taking citalopram 20 mg for panic/anxiety. I took citalopram before in my life and i am aware of the multiple side effects that can cause.

this time though i am experiencing a new one and wondering if any of you have the same.

I had a couple of days when i had the feeling that both my legs were really hot almost burning. then i had a few days when one leg felt icy like cold water was pouring on it.

I also have the odd skin feeling i.e crawling and sensitive skin.

thank you

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    I havent personally had that but a friend of mine had exactly the same. When I took meds for the second time though I had a completely different experience too - that time round I had depression and no anxiety and it took longer to recover too.

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      thank you for your reply. it seems they present different challenges each time we start them! in the past i used to get numbness on one side of my face.

      hopefully we all feel better at some point.

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      Yes I definitely found that when I restarted the meds - totally different. My friend also had numbness in her face plus said it often felt like she had ants crawling on her skin.

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      Yes - that's it 😀 Our bodies do some weird things at times .....

      No the meds aren't easy, but they are great!! They don't work like other meds whereby you take a pill and in a couple of weeks you start to feel better. Think of those weeks more like months ... but just keep persevering, through it all. It does get better.

      K x

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