Tension in head

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Hi all, I've been taking cit 10mg for just over a week for anxiety and I've got horrible tension In my head, it's like dizziness and everything sounds much louder and I have to close my eyes for a second until the sensation is gone, how long before these vile side effects pass, I've had enough now sad

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    Citalopram heightens symptoms and all sorts.  Sounds can seem louder, things can look different ...... Side effects usually last a few weeks.  For me I seemed to get a different side effect each week - one would fade off only to be replaced by something else.  :-(  

    The end result is really worth it though.  After years of suffering with anxiety and depression, I'm now completely free of it all.  It takes times, but I'd do it all again if I had to.

    K x

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      Thank u for the reply, it really is vile, I just can't get past this horrid feeling in my head, plus my nose has gone really dry inside so it's making me think I can't breathe when I know I can, I'll update hopefully when I feel more better, bit zombiefied atm sad
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      All these side effects will ease off xx. You'll also get side effects each time you have a dose increase, but again they're short lived (just in case) 😉

      The meds really will help xx

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    I'm on day 3 of 20mg and I notice bad headache dizziness n upset stomach the 1st day but then I started to take ibuprofen and ate a good breakfast n so far no more problems. I have been taking in the morning but if I notice more side effects coming back, I'm gna start taking it at night before bed. I hope it gets better for you and please keep updating : ) Good luck
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      Thanks for the replies, smelanie11 did you know u r not supposed to take ibuprofen with cit, I didn't realise until I read through the leaflet that comes with the pills! Just incase u didn't know, I'll update hopefully when I feel better, just feel like a zombie atm, and with 3 kids it's not good sad
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      It doesn't say not to take Ibuprofen, but in a separate section it says 'tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following' and lists Ibuprofen amongst others like asprin etc.  😉  It's a precautionary note.

      K xxx

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