Physical symptoms and Citalopram

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Hi everyone. I get physical symptoms from my anxiety and depression and wondered if Citalopram has helped anyone get relief from this ? Does it also work to relieve pain does anyone know ? Any advice very much appreciated. 

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    Hello Jimmy.

    Anxiety does come with many physical symptoms Hun and Citalopram will help with that. 

    It takes a while before you feel the benefits and you may feel worse initially before you feel better....Although that isn't a given fact...some people don't have no side effects at all. 

    All I can say is that once the medication kicks in it will be worth it. It just takes a little time. Most people say they start to feel the benefits between 4 and 8 weeks. For some it takes less time and for others longer.

    Just stick with it and be strong.

    My medication helps with neck and shoulder pain which I'm presuming has come along for the ride with depression and anxiety. I'm not on Citalopram but have used it in the past.

    We are here if you have any questions or worries.

    Good luck in your journey and Godbless xx

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      Many thanks for getting back to me. I get leg pain which my doctor and psychiatrist feel is a result of my anxiety/depression. I didn't realise it could cause physical pain until they told me. Oh what fun ! 😀
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      Yes they do. I'm on Mirtazapine so it helps me sleep and has got rid of the neck and shoulder pain that I've suffered with for 12 month prior to even knowing I was depressed and anxious.

      Amitriptyline is ment to be great for sleep also.

      Ive been on Mirtaz coming up to 8 weeks now and my doctor is wanting thinking about a add on if there aren't any marked improvement. I am improved. My anxiety has almost gone but my mood,concentration and focus is still very low so we will just have to see what happens over the next few weeks xx

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    Hi Jimmy

    Having anxiety and depression often brings lots of aches and pains too.  Doctors are often all to quick to write this off as brought on by anxiety and dismiss it, and whilst I understand it is probably anxiety, it's still painful and not nice.  I used to get a lot of indigestion from anxiety, and got fed up hearing 'oh it's due to your anxiety, what do you expect'.  Well I expected some relief as it hurt.

    I found taking Citralopram eventually cured my anxiety and depression and because I wasn't getting anxiety with my stomach in knots, I found my indigestion disappeared too.  I expect pains will disappear once the anxiety starts to peter out.

    Hope that helps :-)


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      That's great. Many thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it. All the tests for other possible things have been all clear so it's a good chance anxiety/depression is the main cause. As you said, hopefully the pain will disappear along with the anxiety. Fingers crossed. 😀
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    Hi jimmy 

    I have been on citalopram for 15 days and up until taking this med had been in considerable discomfort with neck and shoulder pain , using pain killers regularly to help ! Well here's the thing although I'm suffering with considerable unpleasant side effects at the mo the pain in my neck and shoulder is undetectable ! I can only put this down to the meds and hope it lasts x

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