Started taking citalopram

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Started taking citalopram 10mg 3 days ago, so far I'm feeling very tired and really not with itsad which makes me panic. Constant headaches however since suffering from anxiety and depression I always had headaches. Does anyone know if these side effects wil stay the whole way through the course of the medication?

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    Hi there I was asking the same question on her a few days ago. I have severe panic attacks when I woke up at1 or 2 in the morning, and not get back to sleep because of it. I felt nauseaated, groggy, so lethargic, no appetite, and just wondering what i had done. Now day 9 I think. Much better, sleeping better, not as groggy, a bit more clear headed, etc. For some people it takes longer, some people take 2  steps forward, 1 step back, and so on. Give it time, but what I dont believe is good to feel this way weeks in regardless of what people say. So, give it the month or so, a bit longer if you can. Talk to your doctor if it carries on to adjust dosage maybe. Good luck. 
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    You will need to give this medication about five weeks too work

    Side effects may be a problem, be patient

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    Niamh,

    I've been on 10mg of citalopram for 4 weeks, and the side effects do subside some. I still feel anxiety and panic attacks feel like they are coming, but it never happens. I still feel weak and too tired to do anything. I'm hoping the next 2 weeks will be better. I did get headaches, dry mouth and nausea the first 2 weeks. On my 3rd day of citalopram, I had the worst panic attack I ever had. Just hang in there, better days are ahead.

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    Thank you so much for the advice guys! Gunna stick with it and see if it gets better smile

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