Has Citalopram stopped working ?

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I  finished a course of radiation on my sinus areas around 4 weeks ago. Just recently I have been getting pins /needles etc in my body that are the same side effects i felt when i ceased taking my Citalopram in the past.  Is it possible the radiation treatment could have effected the functioning of the Citalopram  or is it possible it has just stopped working as I have been on 40Mg for about 15 years?

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    Do you have any other symptoms, besides the pins and needles? If not, I'd say it's just a coincidence, or maybe even a side effect of the radiation itself.

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      Hi Kelly,

      I have had a number of complications over the weeks, but this symptom has appeared after most things had settled down, when I say pins/needles it is more like a tingling sensation.  I have had the exact symptoms when i ceased the citalopram years ago.

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      You might need some time to adjust again to the Citalopram. I would imagine the radiation could definitely interfere with it some. That would be my guess rather than the Citalopram quit working.

      ?My co-worker went through radiation maybe 7-8 years ago now? She still has some side effects from it, such as being cold most of the time, and having an increased sense of smell. There's a machine we can't use at work while she's there, because the chemical scent of it makes her ill.....the rest of us don't even notice the smell;-).


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    I'm guessing its maybe interfered with it a little and that you're just feeling the effects of that, and I'm also guessing that it'll right itself in time too.  Your body has also gone through quite an ordeal and that can also have an effect on the body so it could be your body just needs to settle.  Our body's are quite delicate things and often complain to us when they've gone through something.

    Could be either or both of these.  Always best to check with your doctor too.

    K xx

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