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  • 7.5 mg or 5 mg celexa

    Has anyone stabilized and had good effect being on only 7.5 or 5 mg celexa? Was on 10 and couldn't handle the side effects. Just wanted to know if these mgs finally work?

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  • Shakey on citalopram

    Hi,  Does anyone else get shakey hands & legs & just generally feeling like jelly whilst on citalopram? Sometimes I feel really jittery like I’ve had to much caffeine etc, is this a normal side effect for cit?  The medication itself has worked wonders for my anxiety (along with …

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  • Citalopram Wobbles

    Hey, I’ve been on Citalopram for 8 weeks come Tuesday, 20mg. I suffered through terrible side effects, lost a stone as I couldn’t eat. Nausea, upset stomach, and terribly heightened  anxiety. After around 3 weeks I started feeling quite alright 😄 But with the rational head on again, I …

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  • Citalopram Journey coming to an end?

    Been on citalopram for the majority of 6 years + with no major blips or concerns. In June, I had a major blip due to personal situations and started having major anxiety symptoms and migraines. At the time my doctor increased my dose from 20 mg to 30 mg. I am drug sensitive and got many SE. Months …

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  • Good brands of Citalopram

    Just wondering what brands of citalopram everyone takes and if you have a preferred one over another.  I take citalopram made by Torrent from CVS pharmacy.  I'm considering using the name brand Celexa.   I have found that at least one of my refills of Torrent (April refill) was …

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  • Dropped to 7.5 from 10

    Dropped 12 days ago from 10 to 7.5. Feeling horrible from withdrawals. Couldn't handle 10 as one of the side effects was frequent urination. Eventually going to 5 after I settle out at 7.5. Anyone else drop to 7.5 and go through withdrawals? How long did they last? Anyone go to 5? How long did …

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  • Signed off for two weeks - feel like I've failed

    Hi lovely folks The psychotherapist has said I need more time off. I took four days off originally and have been back for around three weeks but its just not getting better but worse. I am feeling like I've failed. I can't think straight and the anxiety is so high all the time making it …

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  • Week 6 - looking for some hope!

    Hi folks I'm on week 6 of citalopram and I'm quite nervous as I am still really struggling with the heightened anxiety and depression. I am at work still after having been off for four days when it was really bad. I still feel terrified all the time and every task feels so difficult and …

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  • Itchy

    Hello. Has anybody ever felt itchy while taking citalopram? 

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  • Best benzo to take with citalopram?

    Hi everyone On 10mgs from 7.5 for two weeks now. I had a migraine for five days which has now gone, I took a potassium tablet last night and I think it helped. Today tired, tinnitus, stiff neck, still a little muzzy headed and some anxiety worrying about it all. I had a blood test in June which …

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  • Lightheaded again

    Hi everyone, it's me again. I am still on 7.5 after going down from 10 to 5 and back up to 7.5. I had to take me car to garage two days ago and had to hang around for an hour. I felt my anxiety come back and I have been lightheaded on and off since. I don't know if the anxiety causing it or …

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  • Citalopram effectiveness

    Hi there. How long was it until your psychical symptoms started to disappear since you started citalopram? Just curious.. I am on week 3 and I still worry a lot and have all my physical symptoms. 

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  • Back on the meds

    Hi guys I’m back on the citalopram after 2 years off and I’m off starting on 10mg and then off to 20mg in two weeks but I feel like the medication has changed it makes me feel so sick and gives me such bad insomnia has anyone else noticed this before I didn’t have that many issues?

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  • Recommendation

    Hi guys, Hope you are all faring well today. I want to recommend another site that I recently discovered, in case you don't know about it. It's kind of aimed at people who are trying to come off and stay off anti ds, BUT is a really useful for anyone here who has ever up dosed, reduced …

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  • Citroplan 10mg to 20mg

    Hey guys, Currently been on 10mg for 3 months, I feel it's just not quite enough,I was advised to go up to 20mg but do I do it gradually or take straight away ?

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  • Funny visual disturbances/blurry vision starting citalopram

    Hello everyone again! Its so nice to be part of this forum and chat to other people going through similar experiences. I am 1.5 weeks into starting citalopram (20mg) and along with increased anxiety, sweating and insomnia - I am noticing a type of random 'blurriness' to my vision. It's …

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  • Heavy chest?

    Is it just me or has anybody had a “heavy chest” feeling when taking citalopram? & I’m not talking about fast racing heart, just super heavy and almost hard to breathe? 

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  • Update.

    I have been taking 10 mg of celexa for almost 6 weeks. I have been asking about my symptoms of not being able to breathe. Feeling like my chest was tight and not getting a full breath. And was told that it was the celexa. It might play a factor here and there. But I was referred to a pulmanologist …

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  • Symptoms when starting citalopram

    Hi everybody. I'd love to know whether anybody here has had a higher level of jitteryness/anxiety/panic when starting citalopram? I am on 20mg for a week and a half and it's freaking me out that I'm feeling more anxious! Also a bit spacey. Is this common? Thankyou :-)

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  • I want to come off citalopram!!!

    Hello, I have been taking citalopram 20mg for a year now and decided enough is enough as they are making me terribly fatigued. My doctor told me to alternate the dose so I take 20mg for one day then the next 20mg and repeat it like that for a few weeks then it's going down to 10mg then …

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  • St. Johns Worth/5-HTP

    Does anyone or has anyone taken either of these for a longer duration of time that can give some real life experiences good or bad? Please and thank you in advance😊

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  • Starting citalopram - increased anxiety

    Hi all, I've started citalopram last week - started at 10mg per day for 6 days and now 20mg for the past 3 days. Aside from the sweaty palms and dry mouth and bit of insomnia, I've noticed a real increase in my anxiety. Has anyone else had this before? and how often does this last! it's …

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  • Citalopram

    Hey guys haven’t been in here for a while well I went up to 30 mg that’s what I used to be on but this time around sucks I was alright on 20 mg not perfect and went back to 30 mg I was doing good for the first week and now I feel like my mind is spaced out it sucks and I get scared sometimes to …

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  • Success on Citalopram

    Hi, I've been on Citalopram for 1 year and 2months. I was severely ill with anxiety and depression, very terrifying, I was so ill. It started off with me feelin sick at different points throughout the day, a feeling of darkness, not feeling like myself, the symptoms got worse. I lost about 1 …

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  • Citalopram drops

    I was given these to help with tapering off cita. What I wasnt told was that I had to dilute the drops and found out the hard way. I also wasnt told that unlike the tablets after taking it, the affects are very quick, and found this out the hard way too. When I take it within ten minutes I get a …

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  • Celexa.. Symptoms?

    Today has been a bad day. I've had a panic attack. And broke down Into tears.. My hands and feet are tingling, My body feels like its trembling, feel dizzy and like I'm losing control. And my heart feels like its rate is up and down.. I'm on 10 mg of celexa. I've been toughing …

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  • Stopping citalopram after 21 days... please help!

    Hello everyone, I apologise if this has been brought up before but I feel I really need some help. I am 37 years old, and my depression started 5 months ago when I found out my wife cheated on me with her boss.  We have been together 8 years and married just over a year.  I was …

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  • 7.5 to 5 mg

    Currently going from 10, to 7.5, to 5mg. If I try to go off, 2.5, to 0 what will happen? Currently having some anxiety on 7.5, none yesterday, doing 7.5 for a wk, then down to 5. Anybody have any advice? If I stay at 5, will I have less anxiety? And will i eventually feel better on this stuff?

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  • Citalopram - stressful job but also my approach to it

    Hi. I hope someone can relate to this and offer some advice! I've always been a worrier and whilst I've done well in my career I've never found it an enjoyable experience. I'm driven more by worry of getting things wrong or not knowing things than I am by genuinely enjoying the …

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  • 7.5 to 5 mg

    Currently going from 10, to 7.5, to 5mg. If I try to go off, 2.5, to 0 what will happen? Currently having some anxiety on 7.5, none yesterday, doing 7.5 for a wk, then down to 5. Anybody have any advice?

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  • Update.

    My symptoms I was suffering from (Shakey, anxiety, heart racing, hands & feet tingling.) Have somewhat subsided. I've been on Celexa 10 mg for 5 weeks now, down from 20mg for a week. Had to down the dose because the symptoms were too brutal for me to handle. The only symptom that is still …

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