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Coming Off Citalopram
Can coming off citalopram cause anxiety to worsen and make thoughts of bad ghings happening to family intensify im so down and afraid help?
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
See a psychiatrist: Coming off the medicine yourself? Seeing a doctor? Replacing the medication with another? I suggest seeing a psychiatrist you trust to fully answer your question. If you can't find one you trust, keep looking. ...Read more
Been on Lexapro 15 mg for four days. I'm also coming off of citalopram. I feel like everything is agitating me and angry What could be the reason?
I'm taking 20mg citalopram a day for depression. Mood is a lot better than before but worried about coming off it. Is there many withdrawal effects?
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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