Restarted citalopram

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Ive restarted taking 20mg of citalopram and all I want to do is sleep but I can't, and I feel so sick I'm struggling to eat, it's only day 2 and I just want to curl up and cry, please give me some reassurance, I don't remember having these effects the first time I was on it

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    Hi there. I am so sorry you are having these side effects.  they sound fairly normal.  I have been on and off CIT 5 times in the last 6 years and every time I get these side effects.  Sadly it may take a while longer for you to feel the full benefits but they will come. Research the side effects on google and you will see that what you are experiencing is normal for most people just starting again on this drug. Batten down the hatches and hang tight. Make sure you keep talking through it all.  You will be ok. Promise. Mark
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      Good question. Maybe that's my problem smile  maybe I should stay on them longer. Hey thanks, yo may have just helped me. I really hope the next few weeks improve for you.  Get a book called 'Recovery Letters'  It is awesome and really helps.

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      Stand up ..I been on celexa ten milligrams for 17months ..and I don't intend to ...like the saying says ..if ain't broke don't fix it... thank goodness for celexa..and all the few folks on here who have made me see that famous tunnel...

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    Always life events. I tend to stay on CIT for around 9-10 months each time. Sadly my trigger is job change and I was made redundant twice this year ARGGGG. It is a good medication once you get past the first few weeks.
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    Hey there!

    I definitely feel your pain. I'm back on 10mg after a year of being off of them myself. I never had any side effects when I first took them, but this time around? Oh boy, I'm miserable. Exhausted but can't sleep, hardly eating etc. I even have a cold on top of it all. Nighttime is the absolute worst for me. But everyone keeps saying it gets better so I'm holding on the best I can. I hope you feel better soon!

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    Thanks everyone, I really am trying to stay with it, I really want to get better, it's just most food s make me feel sick to even think about them, the only things I'm able to keep down is bread and potato, I know it's better than nothing but still, it's really getting me down and adding to my problems

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    I'm having similar experience

    No appetite

    My problem is my anxiety is getting worse than before I started

    Had the same side effects 6 years ago when was on the medication first time.

    With citalopram it's a case of things getting worse before they get better unfortunately

    The patient information leaflet states that .

    Good luck

    Hope you feel better soon

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