Took 10mg Cit once...

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I just recently got prescribed Celexa (10mg Citalopram) for my social anxiety and I had a terrifyingly bad reaction. Losing interest in basically anything I was doing, extremely nauseous, locked up jaw, vomit, depersonalization.... etc

This lasted for about 5 hours and I was getting ready to call an ambulance when it finally stopped.

Ive read that Celexa has a 35 hour half life, does that mean I will have to wait 3 days before I can feel normal again? And will I get those dreaded withdrawals after this dose?

I'm honestly scared someone please give me advice

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    Hi Tony

    I enjured 6 weeks of those symptoms before the subsided and any benefits came. If you stop now withdrawal will be absolutely minimal or negligible

    How was you feeling before the medication?

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      Felt fine before the meds, but after anxiety went through the roof. I just want to know how long I have to wait for these side effects to wear off because I for sure am not taking this again. A applaud you for being able to get through 6 weeks of this but I cannot see myself taking these side effects much longer!
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      The worst for me was feeling sick every day to the pit of my stomach. They can make you feel really ill. I would decide now so you don't get in too deep. I'm considering coming of if my sex life doesn't return. No libido whatsoever. I'm 8 weeks in now.

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    Calm down tony everything u felt is normal side effects didnt the doc explain u'll feel worse before better? Did u read the pil? I think uve taken 1 pill and panicked i dont think uve had a terrible reaction im not sure if meds r gonna b for u if this is how much u have stressed over 1 u can ask for a low dose of diszipam for first few days but the side effects can take up to 2 weeks b4 they subside an 6/8 weeks minimum before and benefits are felt

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      Psychologist told me"you might feel slightly dizzy and tired." I Had absolutely no idea they would mess me up this bad and I honestly can't see myself putting up with these side effects while already dealing with a stressful life

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      If ur struggling badly then u know if meds r for u or not tbh u nerd to comit to these and u maybe in for a pretty rough ride for aroung 10 days first wk is worst only u can decide if u think u need them or not is it social anxiety u have? If so id suggest trying a beta blocker but if u have stress/anxiety or depression then u may need meds there r hundreds to try but only u can decide if u want to comit
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    Tony

    I've been on 20mg cit for about 14weeks , 1st week easily worst of my life , side effects horrendous . Things eventually settled after 5 or 6 weeks but then some side effects returned & two weeks ago realised that I was much better without the drug . I spoke to the doctor about reducing the meds , he was not convinced & warned about side effects. I reduced to 10 & had one or two extra sweaty nights but now feel better than ever & have had the best two weeks ever. Looking through this forum it's obvious that this drug does work wonders for some but everyone is different & so will the side effects for you coming off, you may be lucky & feel better straight away . Good luck with it.

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