Ear worms

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Hi guys

I wrote recently as my physical anxiety has greatly reduced since being on citalopram for now almost 12 weeks.

But I am currently really struggling with constant music playing in my head. I never had it like this before and it is becoming very annoying. Is this a citalopram side effect

and can it appear so far into the meds? I also started having night sweats, which I didnt have before like this. In some ways I feel like I'm going backwards, not to be experiencing new symptoms. Just wanted to see if this was normal with this drug or is my dose too high/low?

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    I get the music thing.its like a line from a song is repeating in my head.its so annoying.i get it when my anxiety is bad.

    never had it before citalopram but it comes and goes so try not to worry if you can x

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      I agree with sue x that's how I deal with it and it eventually goes away or you kinda forget about it. with being anxious already its gonna be hard to do and try not to think you are going backwards with recovery, I felt exactly the same as you when I first got it but it didn't change my recovery and feeling better at all 😁

      I feel like it's worse when I am feeling anxious but that's because I'm concentrating on every little thing x

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    marketta it is called an ear worm and thousands of people get it, even those not on medication, annoying as it is it will pass, it is made all the worse because you are not feeling in control mentally. when it starts just try to replace it with another thought or tune or just sing along with it, once it no longer has control it will go away, you are not going mad, it is quite a common problem

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