On day 2 of citalopram 20mg.

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Hi my partner is on day 2 of citalopram 20mg and has not yet had any side effects I'm just wondering if he will get any side effects at all when would he expect them?

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    I was started in 10 mg then went to 20mg after 3 weeks. It's been over 6 weeks now and I have not had any noticeable side effects

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    He might not get any at all if he’s lucky! I didn’t get any at all with Citalopram but did with Fluoxetine after 2 weeks. It just depends. Some people will experience side effects within a few days and others may experience them later on. 

    I’d say try not to be on the “look out” for side effects as they may not happen and being hyper aware might not help. 

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    He could be lucky and not get any side effects at all, I'm a month in on a dose increase and getting quite a few although less severe than the first 2 weeks.

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      I'm hoping so, we've been through a lot already although I know even If he does it's a step forward towards help, I'm just worried about the suicidal thoughts side effect? But I heard it mainly happens to 18 and understanding and my partners almost 23

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      All of the above lol,Tired, lack of concentration and a bit achy are the main ones, I've been on these a few times before and it's worth the wait for them to work, I did a diary last year and about a month in was feeling about the same as I am now, the beginning is all about side effects then later the good stuff happens, not overnight but you notice little positive changes that slowly grow until normality returns. some people recover quite quickly ie just a few weeks but for full recovery it took me 12 weeks last year.

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