Sleep problems

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hi all i have been on cit for second time for 8 weeks in total,nearly 6 on 20mg. I have had some improvement tho still somewhat anxious and still depressed. im also having problems with sleep that i didnt have at the begining. I can get to sleep ok but i wake a lot i the night. its like im startled awake, often have to then do a weird body stretch thing and feel really anxious. sometimes sweating, heart racing etc. I'll calm down get back to sleep and then it will happen again. Could be 4 or 5 times in a night, seems to often be when im in REM sleep. Has anyone else had this? Does it go away? i find it really disturbing and unsettling and its not a good way to start the day. It also makes me not want to go to sleep.

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    While I can't give you reassurance that it will go away soon, I can tell you that I had this during the one week that I was on Citalopram. I would wake with my heart pounding and my skin felt like it was on fire. I couldn't continue as it was making my anxiety a million times worse when trying to analyze the symptoms. I hope this passes for you soon!

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    hi, my situation is different to yours, im coming off and havent slept through a full night for 2 years, hopefully when you settle so will the sleep.

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    i totally had that jolt awaken side effect.and changing my dosage from evening to morning got rid off that side effect.best regards

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