I've been on citalopram for 3 days

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Hi need abit of advice like so many I suffer with anxiety, on Tuesday I was given a prescription for the above on 10mg a months worth I started taking them on weds and now I'm feeling the side effects I've spoken to an emergency doctor who has told me to stop taking them as they have made my chest tight due to the fact that I have asthma, all I want to no is how long will it stay in my system as I've been told not to take it on Saturday or Sunday but does that include Monday

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    Hi accourding to my GP the drug itself should be out of your system in a couple of days!!

    However the effects maybe longer lasting. If you have side effects then in my experience you have done the correct thing under advice from  a doctor. One thing that has become clear to me is that we are all diferent and the way that this type of drug acts on people will have a variable effect by individual.

    The main thing is that you took advise and were removed from the drug very quickly so the effects should be short lived!!!

     

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      Sounds similar to my experience with a dry mouth, nausea, loss of appetite and lethargy, being my main side effects.

      I made the mistake of attempting to beat the drugs side effects so stayed on them far too long, with the result that the side effects are taking  a significant time to deminish!!

      Looks like the epilipsey is now well control andyou don't want to aggravate the situation with mind bending drugs

      I hope this helps

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      No not really last thing I want is to have a fit, Ive still got the side effects as we speak, but I'm going into work no matter what I've not had vision probs yet thou
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      Seem to be doing ok on half a tab the side effects are there but not as bad ive got insomnia kicking in now and what feels to be a racing heart I took half a tab just over 12 hours ago which was this time yest afternoon, it's hard to tell when half a tab runs out, but at least I'm not giddy or have nausea
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      It's funny the day she takes me off the tabs I have no side effects what so ever it looks like it's seattled in my system oh well I took them bk to the chemist today so Im not tempted to take anymore now lets c wht side effects I get with it leavin my system it shift b much I no its been a week of half a tab so it shift take long
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      The drug will be out of your system as you say BUT, as you have had a bad reaction it is how the body reacts to the withdrawal of the drug from your system. I have been off the drug for almost 7 weeks now and am still with withdrawal symptoms i was on Cit for only six weeks as well . It appears to be very much an individual issue as to if and how long you suffer withdrawal. I do hope that you get away without ant withdrawal and as you have only been on it a v short time then it should be minimal.
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      Thanks for the help and advice David last week it was helpful I had the withdrawal symptoms which was the exact same I had on the Thursday last week, which was the 12th I feel fine now, I hope you are ok within yourself, thanks again Paul (supersaint)
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