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I was woundering if anyone could help if at all possible if there is any side effects I should be concerned about.
I have had lots of different side effects some come and go some have stayed with me from the start. I am 23 and Male.
I am currently on my 4th week on citalopram for depression and aniexty 20mg per day. Aniexty for biting my inner cheeks and mauling ( as in biting) my fingers and thumbs (they are really bad) worse than ever before and I have been feeling really down lately due to losing my friend and both parents in a shortish time frame. Also not being able to sleep most nights I have to use nytol one a night over the last year and just been increasing the amount I take over that year as their effectivness has worn of. This is the first time I've taken anything or even asked for help for feeling down so it was a big step! I am sorry if this is lenghty and thank you so much for taking the time to read it!
This list is honestly quite long ill try and keep it as short as possible.
So week one :
Sleep got worse.
Feeling down and even more so because my sleeping pattern was 10x worse I waking up in the evening most nights and struggling to get out.
Biting my fingers got worse the worst they have ever been in years!
Feeling as if everything is really fast? Noises are really sharp and my thoughts are really fast??? - This is a hard one to explain, I used to get these about 2 times a year when I would be trying to go to sleep it would usally ware of in about 5mins. I done some research and I think its a panic attack? Anyway from have 1/2 a year I started these and had 3 in a week.
Nervousness when talking to strangers? Like my neighbours I knocked on his door to tell him his lights were on in his car incase he didnt realise and i started getting really nervous and shaking? I never had this before? Thankfully this side affect has passed.
Ear ringing of and on.
Loss of balance near a window??
Light headed spells randomly.
Loss of appitite
Feeling Like things arn't real.
Alot more social with friends.
Unable to ejactulate
low sex drive girl friend isn't too happy about this lol...
Twitching when trying to sleep? making sleep even more difficult
sleep got even worse.
Loss of appetite worse than previous week could go a full 24hrs without even realising I havn't ate.
Ear ringing constantly 24/7 now... Making sleep nearly impossible unless I have the tv on and that keeps me up even more! lol.
more dizzy spells.
Feeling numb, not happy not sad, just nothing.
staring blankly for minutes at a time?
hopelessness feeling like i wont ever feel happy.
unable to get up and get stuff done!
Dont want to leave the house and socialise I think I started these at the wrong time i wish i knew about this side effect, nearly lost my girlfriend due to events that were important to her due to panic attacks. - Now i dont really have this as much at all.
still unable to ejaculate.
Getting to sleep slightly easier.
ear still ringing 24/7
still no appetite
more dizzy spells
One morning waking up went for a smoke out my spare bedroom window my whole body started tingling really really scary and i felt as if i was going to faint. I stumbled down the hall and crawled into bed thoughts really fast noises fast i just passed out after 10mins and slept another 7 hours! (after just waking up from a half decent sleep.
Feel like its easier to get up even if I don't get enough sleep.
Nose bleeds?? I have had a cold but i had a few big nose bleeds in the shower? Prob to do with the cold though, right?
Feel almost like I'm more confident? More open? hard to explain but yeah.
Chewing fingers more or less stopped still chewing cheeks abit.
I don't have a clue if this has anything to do with citalopram but I have been seeing dots in my eyes? like black or white spots? And almost as if i can see the floor squiggling, but i know its my eyes of course lol it happens more at night i almost can control when i can see them if i just unfocus my eyes it happened a few nights ago.
Thank you for taking the time to read my life story! lol! Sorry about the lenght, any help would be much appicated and as I said I can't see my doctor for another 2 weeks. I tried ringing my local out of hours doctor but he bascially didn't give a sh*t about me and told me to speak to my own doctor that persribed them to me.. Needless to say I put in a complaint against him.
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