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been on citalopram for 19 days and its hell

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dorisday1962 Wed 14-Feb-18 12:10:00

Hi all, im new to mumsnet, I seem to have every side effect going - dizzy, tight chest, congestion, nausea, severe lack of appetite (lost 8 lbs in 10 days), knackered, lack of concentration, feel like my insides are trembling stomach ache - you name it I seem to have it - only on 10mg and not sure how to cope. any help gratefully received.

SM2018 Wed 14-Feb-18 13:35:56

Hi it does get better

I have been on them now for over a month and to start with I had to take half every other day and build it up.

I lost a stone in the first few weeks, barely slept, had a headache, ringing ears and felt high as anything but slowly the side effects have disappeared and my appetite has started to come back.

I’m back to the docs Friday for a review and have a suspicion that my dose will be increased from 20mg.

Stick with it they have made a difference to me, not ideal to be taking meds but if they help then does it matter?

Good luck

dorisday1962 Wed 14-Feb-18 13:53:37

thanks, it just seems a bit hopeless at the moment. feeling drained.

MrsMarigold Wed 14-Feb-18 14:01:09

I've been on it years and it does get better, although I find the tiredness and lurid dreams don't fade much.

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