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Hi all just been reading some of your lovely threads and I'm hoping you can help me I have been diagnosed with anxiety/depression and gp has prescribed citalopram 10mg I took it at night hoping to sleep through the side effects I got the sweating but I also got really fast hear rate aswell and this morning woke up and have been sick anyone else had this xxx

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    Hi x

    Everyone is different but I would recommend taking it in the morning. My symptoms got worse before they got better so be prepared for that too. In the long run though I think they work really well

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    HI there I agree with Liza to take the pill In The morning but the side effects are many and quite long lasting the fast heart rate and feeling hot are just a couple of them.  Don’t worry they fade and go I have been on them over 8 weeks and most of them have left!!!
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    Hi yes the sweating and fast heartbeat is the anxiety the sickness can be down to the anxiety or the citralopram x It does ease after it gets into the system properly if the fast heartbeat happens breathe through your nose and out through your mouth if u r really struggling ask doc about beta blockers
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    Think ive maybe just been lucky i didnt have any side effects x
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    Hi there, I've done the same thing of taking it at night. The side effects get less over time (unfortunately the sweating has not for me! Doesn't have an odour just horrible to feel wet all the time). Stick with it and things will improve!

    Matt M

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    Hi, hang in there.... side effects are horrible at first but they don’t last and it’s a miracle drug for anxiety. 
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      Hi Hun, Sorry I’ve not been on the site much, I was busy at work.

      I am OK. Ive started taking Celexa later in the day, just because I keep yawning all the time... I dont feel tired just feel very medicated,as though Ive had loads of sleeping tablets... 

      I’ve been on Celexa 6 weeks now, but I dont notice much change yet... I’m not going to give up on them yet.

      Ive reduced my Mirtz now to 15mg, I will stay on that dose for 4 weeks then reduce to 7.5mg... Then hopefully come off them...Ive put on so much weight on them...

      How are you doing hun? 

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