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citalopram for fibromyalgia

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Ssris may help with more than just pain in patients with fibromyalgia, namely, fatigue, anxiety. In fact, they may be more helpful for those symptoms ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Neurontin (gabapentin)?: Difficult question to answer. Both Celexa and Neurontin (gabapentin) can be used for fibromyalgia. Sometimes we use them together. Keep working wit ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is correct Dx: Celexa (citalopram) should be prescribed at an initial dose of 20 mg/day which can gradually be increased weekly by 20/mg/day to a maximum of 60 mg/da ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: I have done this with some patients with good results.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
No: I wouldn't. they are different drugs with different mechanisms of action, which may lead to withdrawl. If you are going to stop celexa, I would tape ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
30 years experience Psychiatry
SSRI antidepressant: Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be full ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: I assume you are meaning to alternate days so you are effectively taking less of the med equivalent to about 15mg. It depends on what your effective ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Generally 80 mg of citalopram is likely to just cause fatigue and possibly nausea or vomiting. Serious side effects such as cardiac arrhythmia and sei ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Di lullo
20 years experience Psychiatry
Communication: Did you discuss this with your prescriber?
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Celexa: You might feel dizzy, feel more tired, have a more rapid heart rate, sweat more & experience nausea or vomiting.
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