Just after a bit of reassurance.. Citalopram

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Hiya Group

Had a bit of a heavy session Saturday night with the drink and woke up next day feeling hungover but nothing too serious.

Woke up today and felt ok but in the last hour feel awful. I've had head shakes at like the bottom of my neck and sweaty palms and I'm a bit cold.

Could this be a minor case of serotonin syndrome and will be OK in a day or just the booze and Cita not getting on very well?

I plan on not drinking again for a while just in case but any advice would be appreciated right now. smile



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    Serotonin syndrome I don't think so..stay off the booze..the two don't mix well..you can't have your cake and eat it too..

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      Thanks lois I know you're right!

      I've had a couple of beers previously and been ok the next day but think I pushed it a little too far on Saturday.

      The anxitey part of my brain rushed straight to the worst case scenario.

      Early nights and a bit better selfcare needed.

      Keep trying to run before I can walk and need to remember I'm still getting better and it takes a long time.


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    I went teetotal whilst on citalopram. I find even with one glass of wine I get the fear the next day. So not worth it. 😦

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      Hiya Ka1234

      I started off completely teetotal for at least 2/3 months then slowly introduced alcohol back.

      Started off with just a pint here or there and then realised I can have 3/4 and not feel too bad the next day.

      Last few weekends think I've pushed the boat out too far and totally not worth the next few days.

      i realised I can have fun without alcohol anyway so don't know why I started drinking again. Old habits die hard ey! haha

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    The first time I drank on citolapram was awful! I found a forum on here where others were talking about it and apparently it makes alcohol affect you faster and with more intensity, you’re basically knocked back to being a pretty big lightweight. I still occasionally drink, but I have to agree with everyone else, after enough drinks I just feel wracked with anxiety, and it sometimes lasts for the next few days. I definitely don’t drink for fun, anymore. 

    Best of luck to you,


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      Thanks for getting back to be Jillian! smile

      Yeah you're definitley right. First few times and didn't feel too different but recently after 2-3 pints feels like i've had 10!

      Will be staying clear of the beers for a while and may occasionaly treat myself to the odd one or two but never any more.

      Last few days were a bit grey but I'm back out of the clouds now with a lesson learned.

      What a stupid illness eh!

      Hope you're well smile

      Jamie x

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