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Why does Celexa 10 mg make you drowsy throughout the day and causes nasal congestion. My doctor recently stopped med. after taking for 3 weeks. How long to expect withdrawal symptoms.

Why does Celexa 10 mg make you drowsy throughout the day and causes nasal congestion. My doctor recently stopped med. after taking for 3 weeks. How long to expect withdrawal symptoms.

SSRI: it is SSRI which means that it increases serotonin level which has tranquilizing effect so makes you drowsy. any medicine can cause any symptom. in your case it is causing nasal congestion. Withdrawal sxs if any may not last more than 4 days ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Citalopram (Definition)

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 fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


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I am taking citalopram 20mg for 4 days, then quit. Withdrawal symptoms?

I am taking citalopram 20mg for 4 days, then quit. Withdrawal symptoms?

Celexa (citalopram): If you only took Celexa (citalopram) for four days you should not experience a discontinuation syndrome. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that can help ease citalopram withdrawal symptoms?

Can there be anything that can help ease citalopram withdrawal symptoms?

Talk to your doctor: The easiest and most medically approved way is for a physician to manage your withdrawal symptoms. A way that is described that has been shown to be effective is for a single dose of fluoxetine 10 mg to be given. Although one might theorize that some over the counter supplements could help based on their proposed mechanism of action this is less well studied and their effectiveness is not clear. ...Read more

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Can I have withdrawal symptoms just from reducing my Citalopram from 40mg to 30mg for 6 weeks?

Can I have withdrawal symptoms just from reducing my Citalopram from 40mg to 30mg for 6 weeks?

Cipramil Depression: I understand your concern about withdrawal symptoms. Cipramil 30mg /day is adequate Maintenance dose for Depression. Some patients need Cipramil 30mg /day as Maintenance dose for Depression. Do not think a lot about withdrawal symptoms. Focus on improvement in sadness, withdrawal, energy, appetite, interest, brooding, and sleep. Continue follow up with your Psychiatrist for Cipramil, have Therapy ...Read more

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I have been told to come off citalopram, doctors advice due to chemical imbalance, can I do anything to help ease withdrawal symptoms?

I have been told to come off citalopram, doctors advice due to chemical imbalance, can I do anything to help ease withdrawal symptoms?

Taper very slowly!: If you have been on Celexa (citalopram) 40mg for 5 years at 60 year old, i would treat your body like a delicate piece of china & go very gently with a taper off medication. You may be able to decrease to 20mg daily for a month, then try 10mg for a month, then maybe even 10mg every other day until you are comfortable stopping. This would be very conservative, but if you have withdrawals, restart your 1st dose. ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

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What are some withdrawal symptoms from depressants?

Discontinuation : Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the type of antidepressant. The ssris like Prozac and snris (effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta) all cause the same type: irritability, lightheadedness, strange sensations when turning one's head, malaise (like a flu without the fever) and even electric shock sensations down the neck, back and extremities. Tca's cause other effects -- diarrhea, runny nose, insomnia.... ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms after quitting weed?

Can be many: Research suggests that a cannabis withdrawal syndrome exists. Symptoms include; restlessness, anorexia, irritability and insomnia that begin less than 24 hours after discontinuation of marijuana, peak in intensity on days 2 to 4, and last for seven to 10 days. In my experience patients can also suffer from serious depression and anxiety symptoms as well, and sometimes vivid dreams. Can last longer ...Read more

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Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal symptoms from depressants can include what?

Withdrawal sxs occur: When sudden discontinuation of antidepressants occur. Symptoms may be physical and/or psychological and may include, dizziness, nausea, tremor, anxiety, crying, irritability, lack of focus, confusion and muscle aches to name a few. Some antidepressants cause more sxs than others and sxs can be avoided by a gradual taper. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more