Really painful neck

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Hi all, quick question.

Has anyone else experienced having a really painful neck whilst taking cit? Not sure if this is a side effect. Feels like all the muscles around my neck have tensed up.

Thanks x

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    Hi Ruth

    There is quite a of information on the net about this very thing, people complaining about stiff neck and shoulder muscles after taking citalopram. It's the first time I heard of this and it's very interesting to me because I have the very thing right now and I am blaming neck arthritis. I could never understand how if I am very early stages, I mean minimal, that I am getting so much aches and stiffness. Thanks so much Ruth for bringing this to my attention. x

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    hi it has been know to happen if you r having side effects u tense up which can cause pain in your back or neck . It is probably more to do with the tensing up than the cit though

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    Hi Ruth, I have started regular thai massages due to extremely stiff muscles including my neck. Its been a huge problem for me. I dont know if you remember but I ended up on crutches early last year because the cocktail of meds I was on masked the problem. My muscles everywhere have been so bad I struggled to walk at times, am improving but have a way to go. Massage and stretches help alot. I am in no doubt due to timing that meds have have been a factor, probably due to tensing of muscles over long period, with probably the menopause and age thrown in too.

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      Thanks Paula, that's really helpful. Am going for some acupunc today, gonna mention it, and yes I do remember what you said about being on crutches. It's shocking!

      By the way, got your text, yes to coffee, am just needing to wind my way back into work over the next couple weeks and then let's try to make a time 😊

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