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Citalopram And Tinnitus
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
I have tinnitus is Paxil of Zoloft safer i am coming off of citalapram, it made my tinnitus worse,I am afraid of new drugs, I once had viral vertigo, ?
Good question: Citalopram made your tinnitus worse. I understand this. You have been offered two other medications. You are fearful of new drugs. Not knowing the exact mechanism that lead to the worsening of the tinnitus with Citalopram makes it difficult to predict how you will respond to either of the replacement meds. My approach then would be to target the tinnitus. You need to discuss this with your doctor ...Read more
Is the tinnitus caused by celexa temporary? I got rid of it before but I dint remember how it disappeared. It was very difficult for awhile
4 weeks on 20mg of celexa and 0.5 mg of clonazepam daily. developed tinnitus after 1 week. I stopped taking the celexa how long til out of system ?
About 8 days: Celexa has a half-life of 37 hours. In general, it requires five half-lives for a medication to be out of your system. Therefore, it should take about 8 days for the Celexa to be out of your system. Discontinuing a SSRI, like Celexa, can result in serious problems and should be done under physician supervision. ...Read more
Would ringing in the ear and fluid in the ear cause snowy vision? I also am goimg through withdrawal from citalopram
No! See your eye Dr.: snowy vision needs to be evaluated by your eye doctor as soon as possible. This needs to be worked up. It's probably not related to your tinnitus. That's another issue separately. You may need to get a referral to an ENT doctor, and have your PCP check your blood pressure s well. Do not delay, and following up with your primary care physician to get it taken care of. Neither are normal findings. ...Read more
Morning: Most psychiatrists prescribe citalopram (and other ssri's like paroxetine, fluoxetine, s-citalopram, sertraline) in the morning, because ssri's can cause insomnia in many people. However, in some individuals, ssri's can cause tiredness, fatigue, or sleepiness, in which case you could take the citalopram at bedtime. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
SSRI Discontinuation: Citalopram is an ssri antidepressant. If you stop it or any of its relatives suddenly, you may experience discontinuation (withdrawal) symptoms. These can be uncomfortable, and include dizziness, nausea, sweating, tremor, confusion, vertigo, and electric "zap" type sensations. If you're wanting to stop your medication, please talk with your doctor about a gradual taper instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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