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I take celexa (citalopram) 4 fibromyalgia, can u tell me if this helps with more fibro symptoms than just pain? Fatigue, anxiety, fibro fog. Ect? Plz

I take celexa (citalopram) 4 fibromyalgia, can u tell me if this helps with more fibro symptoms than just pain? Fatigue, anxiety, fibro fog. Ect? Plz

Maybe: Ssris may help with more than just pain in patients with fibromyalgia, namely, fatigue, anxiety. In fact, they may be more helpful for those symptoms than pain. On the other hand, snris (effexor, cymbalta) and tca (tricyclics - nortriptylin, amitriptylin etc.) do better than ssris alleviating the pain associated with fb.

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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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Started on neurotin 100mg twice daily. 4 my fibromyalgia. ...After withdrawal''n from immediate. Stopping celexa (citalopram)...Should. I expect it 2 help?

Started on neurotin 100mg twice daily. 4 my fibromyalgia. ...After withdrawal''n from immediate. Stopping celexa (citalopram)...Should. I expect it 2 help?

Not clear question: The way you wrote your "question" it is not clear what you were taking, how long you were taking it, what dose you were on, what you were withdrawing from etc. Please ask a specific question and provide clear details.

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Just started celexa (citalopram) 10mg coz of chronic fatigue, muscle pain- fibromylgia. Anxiety increased, feeling high and low. Correct diagnosis?

Just started celexa (citalopram) 10mg coz of chronic fatigue, muscle pain- fibromylgia. Anxiety increased, feeling high and low. Correct diagnosis?

It is correct Dx: Celexa (citalopram) should be prescribed at an initial dose of 20 mg/day which can gradually be increased weekly by 20/mg/day to a maximum of 60 mg/day. The antidepressants, such as the Celexa (citalopram) are currently being used in the treatment of anxiety particularly, chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia.

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On Celexa 20mg for years for depression. Dr. said to d/c that & start Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for depr. & fibromyalgia. Do I d/c 1 & start the other all @ once?

On Celexa 20mg for years for depression. Dr. said to d/c that & start Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for depr. & fibromyalgia. Do I d/c 1 & start the other all @ once?

No: I wouldn't. they are different drugs with different mechanisms of action, which may lead to withdrawl. If you are going to stop celexa, I would taper over at least one month while on cymbalta (duloxetine).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to stop taking citalopram. Taking half 20miligrams since Nov.

Communication: Did you discuss this with your prescriber?

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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.

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Could citalopram make you hungry?

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

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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.

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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.

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Can I take relora with citalopram?

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Celexa (Definition)

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