Ouch my teeth!!

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Hi all,

This is my 5th day of taking citalopram. I went to the doctors on monday in a bit of a state, its taken me far too long to realise something wasn't right with me, years. Ive been suffering for about 15 years i think, but family just telling me im a drama queen and oscar performer at tantrums. Ive had disatrous relationships over the years but have now found a wonderful man. I have a lovely daughter from a previous relationship and i think our relationship has suffered because of my condition, my boyfriend has been amazing and very supportive but he does find it very difficult.

Unfortunately we suffered a horrific miscarriage a month ago and this has spiralled me into a world of despair. My mother turned her back on me and couldnt deal with it, luckily my sister was amazing support. I lost my job before the miscarriage as well, so alot has built up.

My first day of citalopram was bizarre, i felt 'off my head' really smiley and eyes were popping out my head and sat laughing uncontrollably by myself but had really bad paranoia. Second day was pretty much the same the paranoia was a bit worse too. I had bounds of energy loss of appetite and was extremely chatty! The third day i was exhausted and felt really down but was a day of realisation as i pinpointed were my life started to go wrong. I didnt like the feeling of felling a bit 'mad'.The worst side effect out of all these is this TEETH GRINDING!!! oh my god my jaw is aching sooooo much and im constantly clenching my jaw, ive woken up this morning my teeth hurt my jaw hurts and its making my head hurt to. The yawning doesn't help either, on day 3 i swear i yawned 200 times!

Im sticking with these pills as i know theres light at the end of the tunnel and i really dont wanna lose my man as hes pure gold.

x

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    Hey becks. It sounds like you are having a hard time, but you can see the positives.Lovely daughter, nice man etc so thats good.

    Teeth grinding is bruxism-I do it all the time-so I chew a lot of gum, just to relaease my jaw, plus ithelps if you havent really got an appetite!

    Soory to hear about your loss/ That must be rally hard-but you sound like \"You go for it..when you can\".Keep going - and get yourself some chews

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    Thanks badgirl, im taking one day at a time, most of the time i am a positive person, dont have problems socialising etc but when the 'black days' come in i cant move and am at the bottom of a pit.

    Ill get some chews as i cant stand this no more it realy aches!! thanks for the tip!

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    god - i have just started- 3 days ago, and my symptoms are EXACTLY the same. I haven't been able to stop yawning, felt knackered and compeltely exhausted, and today feel like I've taken some kind of drug, can't stop smiling at completely inappropriate things (and involuntarily) and my teeth hurt soooooooo much. I haven't noticed any jaw grinding, but my teeth just ache and ache. And my mouth is horribly dry too :0(

    How long till this phase passes?!

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    The teeth grinding is a pain, just don't bite your tongue like i did!!! I did get the giggles at something stupid today too!!!
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    Thanks goodness for that. I thought I was imagining the teeth grinding!! But my teeth are aching from it. Im only on day 4 but feel really down today after what I thought was a miracle cure as I was euphoric for the first 2 days. I knew it couldnt last. Going to hang in there and see what happens.
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    Im 8 weeks since starting, and the jaw clenching has started to subside.. so has the giggles.. and thankfully the headaches have gone as well...
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