New to Citalopram...3weeks in

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Hi everyone,

I was prescribed Citalopram 3 weeks ago and everything was going fine up until a few days ago. I didn't have any side effects for the first 2 weeks.

As I am approaching the end of week 3 I have started getting constant headaches, dry mouth and tummy upset.

Is this normal? I thought after 2 weeks of nothing I would be fine?

Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks x

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  • Posted

    Yes they have. What dose are you on? It's a bit early/late nearly 4am here are you in the UK ?
    • Posted

      Hi mermaid, I'm on my 5th month and still get the same effects your feeling. Not saying you will experience it but don't get upset if it happens. It's nothing that slows you down just annoying. The days do get better and effects lessen to none existent ! Good luck
    • Posted


      can I ask how long you've been on these pills?

      have you taken them regularly? 

      are you taking any others including over the counter?


      symptoms when you started and the daily pattern

      anything else you can think of

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      I've been on them 3 weeks today. I haven't missed a dose and take them at around 10am everyday.

      The first few days I felt quite anxious but other than that nothing until about Wednesday just gone I had a horrible headache and I haven't been able to shake it. Also an upset stomach.

      I have been taking paracetamol to help with the headaches but it doesn't do much.

      I don't drink alcohol so haven't had any.

      I can't think of anything else 😔

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    Hi, I am day 23, I had awful side affects for the first week, which went and now they are coming back not as bad but , getting body zaps again, sweating dizziness and feeling little sick too. It's all great fun 😬

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