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18yr old girl here, I've been on citalopram for around 2 weeks, i started cutting them in half to be 10mg instead of 20mg at the start of taking the medication (made an appointment to get 10mg 2 days ago)
very recently i've had around 3 episodes (all in the evening) it starts out and my chest/shoulders being horribly tense then it gets hard to control my breathing, the next thing is my legs really start shaking and sometimes i felt a little cold. One of the times it happened i was in the car (passenger) and tried to get out but when i stood up, it was like i couldnt breathe in and immediately had to sit back down. (mum been there all times to help me thankfully) I had a similar one today at college (tightness on chest and shoulders) but since i was in public i managed to calm myself out of fear of being looked at and stuff, the tightness went away after around 20 minutes.
Another very recent thing is that i've been getting spasms in my body, around the chest and rib area. got one today in my exam and nearly walked out the class because that leaded to palpitations. There is also tightness near my underarms (where you tense your arm and you can feel the thin bone where the pits are) when i lean forward with my arms on a table for a while, or its like a bra squeezing you tight, it then disappears after a few seconds. I'm not sure if this could be a strain problem because of my schoolbag?
Anyways this is all scaring me a lot, especially the chest tightness and would like to know of anyone elses similar experiences...Thank you
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