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Hi all, I thought Id just post to share my experience on citalopram. The first week wasn't great, anxiety worse, sleep disruption worse. Week 2 started with morning headaches which cleared by the afternoon with regular pain killers. Week 3, woke up to discover I'd lost a filling! I then realised that the morning headache pain was indeed from tension/jaw clenching during sleep. This is now the only side effect I appear to be experiencing, however it's manageable. In week 4 I bought an over the counter tooth guard (one that you soften in boiling water then fit ) and hubby tells me my snoring has completely stopped. Hes well chuffed! I'm still clenching, but this week Ive started on a multi vitamin containing 200mg of magnesium and it appears my clenching is subsiding. I don't know however if it's a citalopram side effect that's just going away by itself, whether it's the tooth guard, or whether the magnesium is helping, so what Ill do is wait until I m happy it's stopped completely, and then stop the tooth guard and see if it returns. If all still ok, Ill stop the magnesium and again see if the clenching comes back. It would be nice to know what has actually helped this, as I now do think Ive been a night time jaw clencher for a long time (I just assumed it was tension headaches) but certainly citalopram caused a significant increase in clenching to the point of cracking fillings. Ill keep you posted, but please don't let this side effect put you off and the change to my panic attacks, anxiety and low level depression is fantastic and I wish Id addressed this years ago. So it's a big three cheers from me for citalopram Chris x
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