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Can citalopram cause headaches? I only take 20mg a day and have been on it for 3 months. I have been having headaches but don't know the cause.

Can citalopram cause headaches? I only take 20mg a day and have been on it for 3 months. I have been having headaches but don't know the cause.

Celexa (citalopram): If headaches started around the time u started celexa, (citalopram) or the dose was increased, then yes it is possible. Other common side-effects would include stomach upset. ...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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Why would my neurologist prescribe citalopram 20mg for headaches?Amitryptaline wasnt effective and reaction to topamax (topiramate). Headaches decreased, not gone.

Why would my neurologist prescribe citalopram 20mg for headaches?Amitryptaline wasnt effective and reaction to topamax (topiramate). Headaches decreased, not gone.

Pain and depression : Sometimes headaches may be a somatic or physical manifestation of depression or anxiety. In that case, antidepressants such as Celexa (citalopram) may help. Ssri's may cause side effects including headaches, so if you still continue to have symptoms see your physician. ...Read more

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Weaning off citalopram is givin me headaches and feeling exhausted emotional & rubbish again wanted to come off to try for a baby and now worried cant?

Weaning off citalopram is givin me headaches and feeling exhausted emotional & rubbish again wanted to come off to try for a baby and now worried cant?

Zoloft (sertraline): If you planning to have child and not able to without medications consider zoloft (sertraline) though clas c medication has been used in pregnancy for many years take Folic Acid as supplement for safety. ...Read more

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Taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) (2.5mg) and Citalopram (20mg) have a bad headache. Is it ok to take paracetamol with these medications? Doctor said it was but worried

Taking Zyprexa (olanzapine) (2.5mg) and Citalopram (20mg) have a bad headache. Is it ok to take paracetamol with these medications? Doctor said it was but worried

If you aren't: trusting of doctors input - see this: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=679-0,11-12,1744-1113. Your doctor is correct. ...Read more

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Can citalopram help with migraines and headaches or will it make them worse ? And can taking estradiol HRT make migraines, nasal head congestion bad

Can citalopram help with migraines and headaches or will it make them worse ?  And can taking estradiol HRT make migraines, nasal head congestion  bad

Migraines: Headaches could be side effects from the medicines but rare with the hormone. The citalopram can be used to prevent migraines. Some women start getting headaches around menopause and they seem to be controlled with the hormone sometimes. Should discuss your case with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get headaches and nausea from stopping celexa (citalopram)?

Can you get headaches and nausea from stopping celexa (citalopram)?

Yea: Withdrawal can be unpleasant and can last for several weeks, depending on how long you have been taking it. ...Read more

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Since upping my citalopram 5days ago from 20mg to 40mg ive had headaches and nausea?

It is possible: you may getting side effects from this medicine at that dose. Would recommend speaking with the prescriber to determine whether you need to return to original dosing or need alternative treatment. ...Read more

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I started celexa (citalopram) 5mg 2 nights ago. Are nausea and headache normal this early on? I just wanted to feel better and i feel worse.

I started celexa (citalopram) 5mg 2 nights ago. Are nausea and headache normal this early on?  I just wanted to feel better and i feel worse.

Answer: Those side effects are not common. But medications act differently on each person. If you continue to have these side effects i would recommend to stop using it and ask your doctor for an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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