This stuff is rough!

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Hello there, I could really use some words of advice. I just started Citalopram last night and my doctor started me off at 20 mg. I was up all night sick to my stomach and ended up throwing up. I felt kind of crummy all day today except for my mood which seem to improve. I debated on not taking this tonight because I hate being nauseous and I definitely hate throwing up. I called the on-call doctor and he gave me the OK to split it into 10 mg and then cut it again into five which I did so I did take the 5 mg tonight and I'm just praying that I don't get sick again. Is this normal and common or do I need to be off of this medication???

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    There are a lot of side effects with citlaopram I also take 20mg and I am on day 25 although I never actually vomited I felt very sick and have lost over a stone in weight as I lost my appetite completely, the tablets take about 4-6 weeks to work it is a long journey but it is worth it in the end, I have been in them before and they do work but the 1st 3-4 weeks are rough

    Hope you feel better soon xx

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    I'm on the same dose started it 10 days ago and felt the exact same way! Was so freaked out, which didn't help the anxiety. But I know it's worth it in the end. Hope we all get some relief soon.

    Xx😊

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    Hello molly .I took things slow .I broke the pill onto half and half again .i was ok.

    It's not nice as I tried sertraline and that was awfull.

    Citrapram made me into a better person . as I don't give a hoot about things anymore .good kuck

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    Hi Molly, I'm on day 25 and it's been awful, I'm now feeling there is a light at the end the tunnel so bear with it, so days are better than others. sparkly, Lizz and I are all on similar days and I couldn't have done it without them, stay on this forum, there are so many of us to hold your hand through it xxx
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    Thank you all so much! I needed to hear that!! I had to take only 5 mg last night due to cutting the pill and then cutting it again. I still felt a little bit nauseous but not bad at all!! 😀 I will take another 5 mg tonight and then I will start 10 mg on Monday after I call my doctor. My hopes are that I can ease myself into this!! I think it will definitely help!!! 🙏🏻👍🏻 You all have a great evening. 🤗
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      You are doing the right thing Molly slowly slowly increase your dose. It is so worth it in the end. Hope you are progressing well.
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      I'm doing a bit better with the side effects I went to 15 mg last night and will stay there for the next week I had some nauseous feelings during the night didn't sleep that well but I'm feeling better today and have an appetite. On a sidenote I have acid reflux that I take medication for daily and the seems to be stirring up some stomach issues for me. Has anyone else had any of these heartburn/sour stomach issues?
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