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Firstly I have read the results of taking Amlodipine which are extensive alsoIi have been active on the Citalopram forum where there are again a whole raft of issues involved in taking either or both of these drugs. One thing which is obvious is that the side effects from both sets of drugs are similar in many ways, hence my confusion.
What occurred to me is as follows;
In November 2014 i was placed on Amlodopine (5mg) for borderline BP this was closely followed two weeks later by Cit at a 10mg dosage a few days later Cit was increased to 20mg the maximum for someone of my age group.
Within 24 hours of upping the Cit dosage my world collapsed and lethargy kicked in in an amazing way. I had to drag myself out of bed at 10 am then sat all day staring at the walls or mindlessly at the TV. I was told that the effects of Cit would take several weeks to kick in so I persevered with the drug at the higher dosage for a further 4 weeks . Consulting the GP it was agreed that the drug did not suit me and was finally taken off Cit just prior to Xmas.
It is now almost 9 weeks and i still have issues if side effect or withdrawal symptoms I am aware that Cit withdrawal can take up to 3 months to subside but as I was only on them for a short time I would have thought they should be subsiding or have disappeared by now.
From reading other peoples experiences of Amlodipine I am now wondering if part of the side effects which I am experiencing was due to Amlodipine and not Cit.
The side effects / withdrawal symptoms which are still effecting me are mainly three fold as follows;
2. Stomach related issues of nausea and stomach gas which leads to a lack of appetite.
3. Dry mouth and feeling like I have recently scolded my tongue
I was wondering if anybody can illuminate me on any of the above maybe having any similar experiences, if so what did they do about it and how long did they last
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