strange effects after being on citalopram

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Hi, I was on Citalopram for a long while back in 2013, and whilst i was on it i had a really bad time, with not knowing who i was, feeling extremely low, quite ill, not really listening to peoples concerns but was easily pushed around, and from what ive been told i acted suicidal and also had a black out, can anyone else tell me if this was a common or normal thing? i started on a dose of 10mg and it was raised up to 40mg which was when things got a lot worse, even though i wasnt aware.

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    yes sometimes going on a higher dose can have the opposite effect to what you need i was on 20mg and recently put up to 30mg but i had to come down to 20mg again as i too was having strange thoughts and feeling like you i suggest 20mg i think your doc upped your dose too high all at once seems very negligent of them i hope that kind of helps shame any of us have to take these medicines at all try 20mg it keeps me on and even keel
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      it is reasuring, that its not just me thats had a funny effect from the medication, and as for being put on a lower dose, my recent dr has changed the prescription to another medicine, as they didnt trust me to not have any other strange side effects of the citalopram.
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