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How long is withdrawal from citalopran 20 mg withdrawal of nausea, dizziness, jittery?

How long is withdrawal from citalopran 20 mg withdrawal of nausea, dizziness, jittery?

Several weeks: Most doctors will tell you that the withdrawal symptoms should subside within a few weeks of withdrawal. If your symptoms subside within a few weeks, consider yourself lucky and in the minority. Most people experience withdrawal effects over a month after they have quit their medication. Giving yourself at least 90 days before evaluating the withdrawal symptoms is a safer bet.
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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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I took citalopram 20mg jus started taking it. Is it normal to feel dizzy & unbalanced. L feel nervous & confused about my emotions. I'm happy yet sad?

I took citalopram 20mg jus started taking it. Is it normal to feel dizzy & unbalanced. L feel nervous & confused about my emotions. I'm happy yet sad?

You haven't listed: What your psychiatric conditions are but see effexor, (venlafaxine) celexa, Lexapro and Prozac listed under medications. (hopefully, not at the same time). I would encourage you to promptly contact your psychiatrist/ prescribing provider and advise of these side effects. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy/weird after missing a dose of celexa (citalopram). Could this be the reason why I felt that way?

Feeling dizzy/weird after missing a dose of celexa (citalopram). Could this be the reason why I felt that way?

Due to serotonin: Some people's serotonin receptors become sensitized with an ssri medication like Celexa (citalopram) and when they miss a dose may have sides effects similar to what you're describing. It's technically called serotonin discontinuation syndrome although many call it withdrawal. It is based on your dose, how long you were without it, and your body's own sensitivity to an ssri. Remember to stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes get like a dizzy headrush feeling drs can't figure out what it is they say anxiety even though I take celexa (citalopram) lasts about 2 secs?

Why do I sometimes get like a dizzy headrush feeling drs can't figure out what it is they say anxiety even though I take celexa (citalopram) lasts about 2 secs?

ODD: The symptoms are so brief that it is not really very typical of anxiety to last 2 sec. Is it when you stand up suddenly? Maybe you are dehydrated. Celexa (citalopram) helps with anxiety but the dose may need adjusting or consider other treatments like therapy and relaxation. ...Read more

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2 years ago I smoked synthetic weed and got very dizzy and every since I still get these headrush falling feelings why I take celexa (citalopram) for anxiety now?

2 years ago I smoked synthetic weed and got very dizzy and every since I still get these headrush falling feelings why I take celexa (citalopram) for anxiety now?

Synthetic weed: Synthetic weed is even more unpredictable than regular, which can be problematic enough. Both can induce paranoia, panic, & psychosis. The synthetic version is unidentified herbal material sprayed with varying quantities of synthetic thc-like substance which may change just ahead of laws in your state. It's very hard to keep up with these different molecules, in which effects may differ. Danger. ...Read more

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I took 20 mg of celexa (citalopram) two hours ago and now I'm anxious and dizzy. How can I get rid of this?

If this is the only: Possible cause, then you should visit your prescribing MD very soon, preferably before taking the next dose. There is a long list of side effects that this class of meds potentially produce, which you can research by just typing in "celexa side effects" into any search engine. But, beware of "Dr. Internet." Follow up with a professional. Meanwhile, take a long walk, to start. ...Read more

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Before I was on celexa (citalopram) when I went out on public I would get so nervous I would shake nbe nervous get getting dizzy panic or anxiety attacka?

Before I was on celexa (citalopram) when I went out on public I would get so nervous I would shake nbe nervous get getting dizzy panic or anxiety attacka?

Good chance of it: It sounds like when you were out in public you were having extreme anxiety, shakiness, and feeling lightheaded, and that this problem has improved now that you are taking celexa, (citalopram) which treatment anxiety including panic attacks. Celexa (citalopram) is an ssri medication and is considered a first line treatment for anxiety and panic attacks. It works most effectively when taken every day without missing doses. ...Read more

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I've been on celexa (citalopram) for 4 weeks now and I'm extremely dizzy and throwing up. Is this normal?

I've been on celexa (citalopram) for 4 weeks now and I'm extremely dizzy and throwing up. Is this normal?

No: Although citalopram typically causes some queasiness initially, it rarely leads to vomiting. Some dizziness can be reported, but it's not extreme. You should talk to your doctor. The symptoms might not be related to your citalopram use, and it might require evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if I'm on celexa (citalopram) for 4 weeks now extremely dizzy and throwing up is this normal?

Not usual but..: GI upset is can happen. Please see your doc to rule out other medical causes. It may your dose of celexa (citalopram) is too high or you happen to be very sensitive to it. If medical causes ruled out, then converse with your psychiatrist about problem solving this. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking celexa (citalopram) 20mg and am getting dizzy/faint light headed is this normal and will it subside?

Probably: This type of reaction is not uncommon and will likely resolve after a day or 2, but let your doctor know, especially if you have any existing heart problems. ...Read more

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Smoked synthetic marijuana about a year ago and I still have anxiety from the dizzy experiences im now on celexa (citalopram) will it ever go away?

Smoked synthetic marijuana about a year ago and I still have anxiety from the dizzy experiences im now on celexa (citalopram) will it ever go away?

Dizziness & Anxiety: Celexa (citalopram) alone will not likely resolve this, but ongoing psychotherapy might help a lot. Please consider seeing a therapist who's well-versed in emdr, to specifically work with your dizziness and other experiences that frighten you. For info on emdr therapy, see: http://www. Emdr. Com/general-information/what-is-emdr. Html also, please stay away from street drugs -- they'll only destabilize you. ...Read more

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1 week taking citalopram 20mg. It makes me quite light headed/dizzy. Worried about exercising. Is there anything you'd advise to help with dizziness?

Dizzy citalopram: Discuss with your doctor, they may lower the dose or change to another drug, there are many in that class. Also check your blood pressure ...Read more

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I've been prescribed celexa (citalopram) 20 mg a day, I took it and felt dizzy, nausea, more anxiety, sleepy, should I take it at nite?

Talk to your MD: It would be good to talk to your md about these side effects. Normally, if Celexa (citalopram) caused only sleepiness, taking it at night is useful. But you state it also makes you feel anxious. Your side effects may indicate that you may be too sensitive to the side effects of celexa (citalopram). Other options include trying a lower dose or splitting your current dose. ...Read more

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Why is it after 14 years seizure free when I think about them I get sick and dizzy is it anxiety I take 20mg of celexa (citalopram) but I still get nervous?

Why is it after 14 years seizure free when I think about them I get sick and dizzy is it anxiety I take 20mg of celexa (citalopram) but I still get nervous?

Obsessive fears: It's very likely that anxiety is producing these "sick and dizzy" symptoms when you think of seizures. Celexa (citalopram) may quiet this anxiety and prevent full panic attacks, but you may benefit much more from cognitive behavioral therapy focusing on your obsessive concerns about seizures. Medications alone are not likely to free you from anxiety. ...Read more

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I was on 20 mg of Celexa (citalopram) and I quit cold turkey it's going on a week tomorrow and I feel horrible, I'm dizzy and my ears are hurting what can I do?

Celexa (citalopram): Tapering the dose is advisable. Consult your prescribing doctor. For my patients I recommend going back on 10 mg. Celexa (citalopram) twice daily for 3 days, then taper by 5 mg. Per day every 3 days, then discontinue when down to 5 mg. Per day, unless your doctor advised you not to come off the Celexa (citalopram). ...Read more

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I Amon 60mg of citalopram and 50 mg of amitriptyline I am also on 60mg of mirtazapine. Am having anxiety and jaw clenching and dizziness!!

I Amon 60mg of citalopram and 50 mg of amitriptyline I am also on 60mg of mirtazapine. Am having anxiety and jaw clenching and dizziness!!

Combination not good: Consult prescribing provider. Issues with this med combination: Amitriptyline and Citalopram - higher risk for Serotonin Syndrome which may be related to clenching, muscle tension and concomitant anxiety. Citalopram Max Dose recommended is 40mg. Higher may not be useful also problematic with Amitryptiline. The dose of Mirtazapine seems high and may be related to dizziness. Consult provider. ...Read more

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Feeling brain fog and derealization, dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can I take citalopram again?

Feeling brain fog and derealization, dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can I take citalopram again?

Citalopram is a good: Choice for anxiety disorder. If you responded and tolerated it before you may experience the same. Discuss with prescriber to review past and current symptoms and med experience. Employ anxiety management strategies, reduce stress, develop relaxation/self-calming measures. The following is a good place to review: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/basics/definition/con-20026282 ...Read more

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I'm reducing Celexa (citalopram) dose from 30 to 20mg. Now I feel nausea, dizzy, lightheaded, sweating, sore throat and chills. Is it normal? How long will it last

I'm reducing Celexa (citalopram) dose from 30 to 20mg. Now I feel nausea, dizzy, lightheaded, sweating, sore throat and chills. Is it normal? How long will it last

Dose change: Any change of dose needs medical supervision. Tapering should be done slowly so you have no symptoms or very mild/transient at worst. Write down when you last took the 30 mg pill and when symptoms began. You can taper by 5 mg increments if nec. Talk to prescribing doctor without delay for guidance. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What kind of neurological problem would cause psychiatric meds (celexa) tostart causing a burning sensation and dizziness when they never did before?

What kind of neurological problem would cause psychiatric meds (celexa) tostart causing a burning sensation and dizziness when they never did before?

We don't know: Exactly how some meds cause side effects (s.e.'s), but if you didn't have this symptoms before taking Celexa (citalopram) and you did after taking it, and you haven't changed anything else, then consult your MD right away. Celexa (citalopram) can cause this and a whole host of other s.e.'s and you should know about them, pronto! Often meds work for awhile and then later cause s.e.'s, making this call difficult. ...Read more

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I take these meds everyday could any of them make me dizzy or lightheaded Imitrex (sumatriptan) ativan antenol Dilantin celexa no seizure in 15 years?

Dizzy at my age...: Hi

all of the above, in theory could be adding to your symptoms, but there are other common reasons for dizziness as well.

There is the risk of inner ear abnormalities, sinus infections, blood pressure issues and blood sugar issues.
Without knowing more I would advise you to get into your health care provider and discuss the medications and if they are all necessary for you to be taking now. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom of topomax?

Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom of topomax?

TOPAMAX (topiramate) WITHDRAWAL: Dizziness may be a part of the withdrawal and it also may be one of the side effects. ...Read more

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Help please! Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom on caffeine?

Help please! Is dizziness a withdrawal symptom on caffeine?

Flu like sxs: Caffeine withdrawal sxs can last a up to two weeks & can begin 12 to 36 hours after you stop caffeine use. Symptoms can include nervousness, irritability, low mood, mood swings, feeling tired, headaches, poor concentration, nausea, vomiting & muscular aches & pains. ...Read more

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Can nicotine withdrawal cause dizziness?

Can nicotine withdrawal cause dizziness?

Definitely: Nicotine is a potent drug. Chronic abuse of cigarettes cause addition to nicotine. Stopping smoking will produce withdrawal effects. Anxiety, dizziness, and agitation can be signs of withdrawal. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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