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Doctor insights on: Citalopram And Hypomania

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How to know if I have hypomania?

How to know if I have hypomania?

Mania: If you never had natures highs followed by crashes... Doubt you have mania. You always know it. That's the point. When you feel euphoric, elated, tremendous energy that is a bad sign, rather than enjoying it , call your md, and do what he says you will save lot of heart aches later. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hypomania (Definition)

Hypomania is a state of mind characterized by sustained, elevated, expansive or irritable mood, plus unusually and persistently increased activity for most of the day over at least four days. The degree is less than full mania. The person is easily distractible, yet may be driven to accomplish many goals. Thoughts are rapid; speech can be pressured. May get by on ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of hypomania?

What are the symptoms of hypomania?

Hypomania: A person will have elevated or irritable mood, with a change from his/her normal, lasting more than 4 days but less than a week. Function not significantly impaired. Grandiose, less need for sleep, speech is pressured, ideas scattered/racing, activity goal-directed, excess activity in pleasure seeking despite negative consequences, easy distracted. symptoms needed - 3 if elevated, 4 if irritated. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Omega 3 fats: I agree with dr. Tripp about maintaining consistent sleep & wake cycle. Also, omega-3 fats (epa, dha found in fish oil & others) also have a supportive role in bipolar d/o with hypomania. Studies have shown that a daily dose of 1-2 grams epa/day may be protective of neuronal membranes. These are adjuncts to mood stabilizing medications, not stand-alone treatments. http://tinyurl.com/orgyuyl. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: citalopram?

Please describe the medication: citalopram?

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

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What occurs if you take 4x20mg and 3x10mg of citalopram?

What occurs if you take 4x20mg and 3x10mg of citalopram?

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 dose is. You might dip below a therapeutic dose and have symptoms return. If the reduction is due to side effects, consider a switch to Lexapro (escitalopram) which is more potent and side effects may be less. ...Read more

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I took 80mg citalopram by accident am I going to be ok?

I took 80mg citalopram by accident am I going to be ok?

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 seizures occur at significantly higher doses. However it's best you speak with your physician for specific advice. ...Read more

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I took 80mg of citalopram at once, what would be the effects of this?

I took 80mg of citalopram at once, what would be the effects of this?

Celexa: You might feel dizzy, feel more tired, have a more rapid heart rate, sweat more & experience nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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Could citalopram make you hungry?

Increased appetite: Is categorized as a rare side effect from citalopram. ...Read more

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What are citalopram side effects?

Celexa (citalopram): Side effects of Celexa (citalopram) include erectile dysfunction, decrease in sex drive & ejaculation issues. Other common side effects are insomnia, sweating, shakiness, drowsiness & dry mouth. Loose bowel movement, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite & heartburn can also occur, as well as anxiety, fatigue, fever & muscle pain. ...Read more

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Can I take midol with citalopram?

Can I take midol with citalopram?

Midol and Celexa (citalopram): Interactions between drugs are always possible, but it unlikely to encounter a serious adverse interaction with this combination, specially if the individual has normal liver and kidney function and no predisposition or risk factor to GI bleeding. The combination of Citalopram with the formulation of Midol that contains NSAIDS could potentially increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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Can i take relora with citalopram?

Relora: Relora may have interactions with ssri's - so would not recommend this combination. ...Read more

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Can i take citalopram with relora?

Don't recommend: Atlhough Celexa (citalopram) was not specifically listed as having possible interactions with relora, other ssri's were. So i would not recommend combining the two. ...Read more

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Can I use maca powder on citalopram?

Thanks for asking!: Citalopram is fda officially aproved antidepressant/antianxiety medication which has scientifically researched profile. Maca powde is food supliment which has a mood stimulating effect(not for every one !) and i did not see scientific studies with double blind method which would confirm antidepressant effect, a top of if your doctor prescribed to you citaloprom do not substitute it by yourself. ...Read more

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Can Citalopram help with Misophonia?

Misophonia: This is a newly recognized disorder where people are enraged by certain sounds. Antidepressants do not seem to work. Please see misophonia-provider.com for a list of providers who offer therapy for this disorder. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of citalopram?

Maybe none: Most tolerate it well. Most common are nausea, sedation, insomnia, sweating, tremor, diarrhea, or increased anxiety which are usually transient if they occur. Sexual side effects may be persistent, but are less common than with other ssri. Discuss any symptoms you think may be related with your prescribing doc. ...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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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