Started Citalopram 20mg today and been vomiting

Posted , 5 users are following.

I've decided to go ahead and try some medical intervention as nothing else seems to be working.

I took my first tablet when I woke up at approx 07:15 but didn't eat until around 09:00 (not sure if this makes a difference). I lost my appetite all day which is un heard of, then I vomited twice at work around 2pm and ended up going home and being sick again about 2:15 and was exhaused. I have also had a dry mouth all day.

I know this is a common side effect but really can't have this affecting me at work as I am in a new job.

Is this likely to settle soon? I'm worried about taking tomorrows dose, is it better to take at night?

0 likes, 5 replies

Report / Delete

5 Replies

  • Posted


     sorry to hear you are feeling so sick :-( I had the same, my my dad passed away, had fights with mum,awfull time, nightmares depressed, smashing things up, crying all the time, a bit phyco really,suicidal thoughts so doc put me on cit. I felt the same as you, and had grinding teeth, could not eat, doctor said effects were normal and would pass, I persisted 2 more days, but could not get out of bed and like you could not go to work, and I could not have that, so I came off them against my doctors advice, then he just put me on sleeping pills, zopiclone, so I get a good night sleep,without nightmares and have councelling and walk and swim and eat properly. THis worked much better for me, obviously I still cry, have panic attacks and cannot breath and sometimes wonder what is the point of it all as we all end up the same way :-( only you can decide what works for you, people marvel over these drugs, and do a lot of help for a lot of people from what I read, but I decided to opt out before I was hooked and had to go through the whole side effects when coming off them. GOod luck in whatever you decide to d. I think the side effects can last a few weeks. Xxx

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I use to be exactly like you when my dad died, l took the anger on my mum, but after yyears of uffering l was introduce to Citalprom annd after 4 weeks taking it l have never been happier, l feel good aand me and my mum are best mates now l love life ever so happy the sideeffects outway the outcome as they go away after 2 weeks, been on citalprom for 1 year now.
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Try to take your medication just before bedtime, it works well for me as the tablets can make you drossy, good luck if it still happpens after 2 weeks go back to your GP.
    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hello Smile

    I have always taken my 20mg tablet before going to bed, sometimes Ive had a dry mouth during the night but not during the day. It was about a month before the side effects wore off. I normaly get a good nights sleep but sometimes wake up with aching legs, this normaly dissapears after 10 minutes of moving about. I dont think my aching legs is a side effect because thats what my doctor put me on

    citralopram for.

    Good luck and best wishes.


    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up