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Can you get soreness around eyed with bags under lids from celexa (citalopram).

Can you get soreness around eyed with bags under lids from celexa (citalopram).

Yes.: Although rare; eye swelling and redness have been reported in Celexa (citalopram) use. Talk to your prescribing dr. ...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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Can anyone tell me if eye swelling associated with citalopram?

Can anyone tell me if eye swelling associated with citalopram?

Not common: Not a common side effect of citalopram, but it is always important to talk to your doctor about, especially if something that you have never had before starts to occur when you start taking any medicine. ...Read more

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On 10mg of celexa (citalopram). Would 5mg have less side effects? Or the same? Neasous. Lightheaded. See black dots from right eye. Dots didn't start until celexa (citalopram)

On 10mg of celexa (citalopram). Would 5mg have less side effects? Or the same? Neasous. Lightheaded. See black dots from right eye. Dots didn't start until celexa (citalopram)

Perhaps but: I would recommend that you consult your doctor to find an alternate drug. Even if you have only 1/2 of the side effects from reducing the dose, these side effects are potentially serious. ...Read more

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Moved from 20mg citalopram to 7.5mg buspirone within 24 hrs right ear started feeling full and I started to feel giddy moving head/eyes. Med effect?

Moved from 20mg citalopram to 7.5mg buspirone within 24 hrs right ear started feeling full and I started to feel giddy moving head/eyes. Med effect?

Discontinuance?: Dizziness & flu like sx common when celexa (citalopram) is stopped abruptly--if that's it 10 mg of celexa (citalopram) will get rid of sx check with doc ...Read more

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Can lorazepam or celexa (citalopram) cause eye irritation besides blurred vision?

Can lorazepam or celexa (citalopram) cause eye irritation besides blurred vision?

Eye irritation: I do not think either of those medicines could cause eye irritation. But what do you mean by that? Is the eye red, does it itch? This time of year, if both eyes are bothered, seasonal allergies would be a likely cause of this symptom. ...Read more

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Gad&pa. Been give citalopram 2try, scared 2take. Safe? My pa feel like depersonalisation like im not in control, head sensations, is it pa. Neuro dr says yes

Gad&pa. Been give citalopram 2try, scared 2take. Safe? My pa feel like depersonalisation like im not in control, head sensations, is it pa. Neuro dr says yes

Safe but not effect: Citalopram did not pass clinical trials for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. When it was divided up into its components, Lexapro (escitalopram) was developed which was found to be helpful in generalized anxiety disorder but not panic disorder. You should see a psychiatrist and get a recommendation for a medication that treats both gad and pd. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can't get the thought of "idk what to say" out of my head. It's caused me to lose all my friends and my personality. Citalopram didn't work. Have ocd

Can't get the thought of "idk what to say" out of my head. It's caused me to lose all my friends and my personality. Citalopram didn't work. Have ocd

Intrusive thoughts: Intrusive ruminative thoughts can be very painful and distressing. I am sorry you have been struggling. I am unsure what dose of citalopram you took but often ocd can require higher doses. Also it can take up to 12 weeks to see the effect. Always discuss dosing with the prescribing phsyician and remember cbt for ocd is extremely helpful alone or in combination with medications. ...Read more

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Cold turkey off 40mg citalopram 3rd day, flu like feeling, fuzzy head and severely being sick? Really not feeling well at all

Cold turkey off 40mg citalopram 3rd day, flu like feeling, fuzzy head and severely being sick? Really not feeling well at all

Stopped citalopram: Did you stop your medication at the instruction of a physician? It's best to talk to your doc, even if you don't want to continue a medication, and plan for a taper and medical supervision, rather than stopping abruptly on your own. The symptoms you're describing are commonly associated with abrupt discontinuation of an SSRI. A taper would avoid them. ...Read more

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Right and left side of my head hurt along with it radiating to my left part of the upper back is this muscle spasms from the citalopram used to be on?

Right and left side of my head hurt along with it radiating to my left part of the upper back is this muscle spasms from the citalopram used to be on?

See your physician: There are many types of headaches (migraine, tension, cluster) and many reasons for each type. Alternatively, you could have sinus or other issues. It would be helpful for you to keep a log of the frequency, duration, location, and intensity of your headaches, along with associated symptoms, and take it to your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/headache.html ...Read more

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I'm slowly weaning off celexa, (citalopram) how long will I be experiencing the withdrawl symptoms for? Fatigue, body aches, headaches, buzzing in head etc..

Mental Disorder: Depending on how long you are in that medication your body tend to adjust with out the rx, I would say few weeks. Pls ask your psychiatrist. Thanks. ...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 citralopram cause puffy eyes?

Rare: Only secondarily in rare cases where the drug has caused hypothyroidism. Please follow up with your family doctor for testing and other causes. Best wishes and have a blessed holiday season. ...Read more

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Is urinary retention a common side effect for Celexa (citalopram) users. Ever since I up my dosage to 40MG been having problems?

Is urinary retention a common side effect for Celexa (citalopram) users. Ever since I up my dosage to 40MG been having problems?

Not common, BUT...: It can occur. The following Urological Side Effects are taken from the package insert of Celexa:. ..
Urinary System Disorders - Frequent: polyuria. Infrequent: micturition frequency, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, dysuria. Rare: facial edema, hematuria, oliguria, pyelonephritis, renal calculus, renal pain.
Discuss your Side Effects with your treating Dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feeling really down again for no reason after reducing citalopram to 10mgmy doc advised this as I want to get pregnant always have problem with mood?

Discuss with Psych: There is also a risk to being depressed during your pregnancy. There is a really tiny risk of problems with your pregnancy or of the baby being irritable when he is born for a few days but this is nothing compared to the problems of growing a fetus inside a depressed mother. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) help at all to break substance abuse problems to pills?

Celebs: Celexa (citalopram) may help treat depression and indirectly help your substance abuse. Work with a team of doctors psychologists friend aa church spirituality. Etc. Don't be alone. There many ways to help. ...Read more

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I'm taking 300 mg of lamictal and 40 mg of celexa (citalopram) & may be pregnant. Scared baby will have deformities and problems! What should I do?!

I'm taking 300 mg of lamictal and 40 mg of celexa (citalopram) & may be pregnant. Scared baby will have deformities and problems! What should I do?!

Meds if pregnant: Determine if you are pregnant. If you are, speak to your OB and prescribing doctor about what medication course is best for you. If you are not pregnant but hope to be, discuss medication options with prescribing doctor for possible future pregnancy. Decisions weigh benefit vs risk of medication and will vary with each individual. See: http://womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/pregnancy-medicines. Html I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Celexa (citalopram) 40MG side effects go away? I'm having urinate problems should I keep taking 40MG or cut it half and take 20MG?

How long does it take for Celexa (citalopram) 40MG side effects go away? I'm having urinate problems should I keep taking 40MG or cut it half and take 20MG?

Did you call the doc: You should not really change or suspend a medication ordered by your physician either on your or someone else's recognizance without bring your doctor into the discussion. They know you best and will be more qualified to judge change in dose or change in pills. Side effects generally subside within 1-2 weeks. Depending on the individual, other drugs they're on, what they eat...etc. Etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) treat schizoaffective disorder and bipolar medication problems?

Can celexa (citalopram) treat schizoaffective disorder and bipolar medication problems?

Your? Is unclear: Celexa (citalopram) shows no evidence of being effective in schizoaffective or bipolar disorder. No antidepressant is approved for either of these conditions on its own. Having said that, I am going to say antidepressant medication is frequently used in these conditions, sometimes successfully, but often not. Given the amount of time that people with these conditions spend in depression, it is not surprising people are often given antidepressants in the hope that they may be one of those lucky people who will respond beneficially to their effects. ...Read more

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Citalopram and weight gain, a problem?

IN SOME PATIENTS YES: Depends also on the length of treatment. ...Read more

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I'm on 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) a day for 2 years now and I heard it can mess up your heart. I haven't had any problems with it so far but does it mean I could?

Probably OK.: It used to be that 60 mg/day was considered the maximum dose of celexa, (citalopram) but a few years ago the fda lowered it to 40 mg due to reports of sudden death due to a condition called prolonged qt syndrome. The details of this condition are too much to explain here, but 20 mg is probably safe. Ask your doctor for an ekg if you would like more assurance, as it will show if you have the condition. ...Read more

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Is there any anti inflammatory medication that is safe to take with citalopram without causing any potential problems?

No: Ssri/snri (anti-depressants) and nsaids all interact with platelets. Aspirin also interacts with platelets and can increase risk of bleeding. Being that your are 25 and if otherwise healthy (normal platelets on a CBC - complete blood count). You should be able to take citalopram with minimal risk. If you have easy bruising, black stools other signs bleeding contact your doctor and stop ssri. ...Read more

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I have a pulsating sensation in my head that I notice when I lie down, but I also notice at other times. I'm taking celexa for anxiety and xanax, (alprazolam)?

I have a pulsating sensation in my head that I notice when I lie down, but I also notice at other times. I'm taking celexa for anxiety and xanax, (alprazolam)?

Possibilities: First of all check with your neurologist. There is usually some toxin, pathogen or allergen associated with a weird head sensation like your pulsating. Rule out any blood vessel as the cause of the head pulsating. Finally, rule out any infection at the occiput as the cause of either the pulsatiing or the cause of the anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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