Had anybody else experienced bad lower back pain whilst taking Citalopram?

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I have been on Citalopram 10mg for 2 weeks. For a couple of days now I have had excruciating lower back pain, can anybody else identify with this, I was wondering if it is a side effect? Thanks in advance.

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    Hi, yeah I’ve had the same feeling past few days! I’ve been on citalopram for 4 weeks. Most of the horrible side effects are easing but now I’m getting different ones like the back pain and headaches? Just gotta ride it out and pray they start working soon I supposesmile 
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      How bad is your back pain and is it in your lower back? My problem is that I did have a fall and fell on my backside about 4 weeks ago but the lower back pain just appeared recently. I do not know if it is from the fall or one of the side effects of Citalopram. Any advice would be welcome . I have had an x ray on my spine but it appears nothing is broken.

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    I have had bad back pain on and off for over 20 Years. I’m on my 7th week and I’m getting lower back pain. Mine is from arthritis developing there and possibly the meds is exerbating it. I feel much better after a hot shower 🚿 and focused the water on my lower back. Baby your back for a wile . You will get through this.  Keep us posted how you are! Ive gotten so many side affects from this med.Butvwith my strength and the great people on this forum I’m moving on . I’m not sure what kind of pain pill we can take with this drug!


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    Hi all,

    I've started taking Cit 10mg a week ago. Yesterday afternoon I started having lower back pain and thigh pain. Restless leg syndrome kind of pain.Have not slept at all overnight or during the day. I am looking at a sleepless night again. Only thing that eases the pain is hot bath so I am on my tenth today. Almost midnight now and I am sat in the he bath tub. Has the pain gone away for you?how long did it last? I am genuinely scared and freaking out...going to speak to the gp to stop the meds as it's really bad for me.


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