I have been on citalopram for around 7 years, now on 20mg per day.

Posted , 4 users are following.

what are the long term side effects?

i have terrible memory. I feel like Dory on Finding Nemo.

My family get very frustrated with me. Either they say you just asked that question, or I told you yesterday.

I stay in my room a lot so I don't have to deal with them.  They can say anything or show disrespect and I am in tears. 


0 likes, 5 replies

Report / Delete

5 Replies

  • Posted

    It is common to experience memory problems to the point that you think you have lost your memory. Although you haven’t likely lost any memory, your thinking may be impaired so that your memory retrieval is impaired, this will eventually heal itself.
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Thx Jonny. 

      It has been like this a couple of years now. 

      I want to say chicken and it comes out as fish.

      or I can see an object in my mind but I can't remember what the word for it is.

       Really do hope this changes. 

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Mitch,

      I'm afraid in my opinion I would have to agree with amkoffee.

      I would suggest you get to see a doctor asap and it is a shame your family havn't picked up on this.

      THIS ISN'T YOUR FAULT and you should try and be gentler on yourself, please get to see the doctor and tell him what you have said here, do not be palmed off either say you want a proper check up or scan.

      Good luck and my best wishes to you.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Forgetting an appointment or forgetting something someone said this one thing but to say the name of an object wrong when you know it something else that's different. If you know it's a chicken and you call it a dog that's serious. That should be brought up to your doctor immediately.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up