pounding heart nausea and dhiarrea. I'm on day four of 10mg citalapram.

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Apart from the normal side effects...dry mouth..swimy head, slight headache. I woke up at 2am with my heart beating so hard and dhiarreah and extreme nausea.

..is this a side effect and will it go? I was so scared! I felt so good yesterday until waking up like that. Got so scared I really wanted to go to hospital or something

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    Hi Laura,I had the beating heart and diarrhoea for just over a week, they are known side effects, but does wear off.

    im on week 7 and the only side affect I have is sleepless nights :-(( x

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      Thanks. Its was really horrible. Its been five hours since and I'm only just starting to come right now. I really thought I was going pass out or something. Hot prickly rash type feeling.

      I really feel like stopping my meds. I've been on citalopram about three times in the past and it has worked for me after about two weeks

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    I'm on week 7 of 10mg, and I had nausea, headaches, dry mouth and beating heart etc.  Most side effects went after around 5 weeks, and am pleased to say that my jaw clenching is nearly gone, have only had a couple of headaches.  I am however still struggling sleeping, but I've never been good at sleeping anyway!

    Stick with it Laura, unless you're really bad, then speak to your GP before making any decisions.

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      Hi Smudger, I'm on week 7 as well, only sleeping is my issue. I went to the GP today and he has suggested I swap to take the dose in the evening as may help with sleep, here goes, 1st night tonight ....
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