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Is there a reason why I am obsessing over things after coming off citalopram?

Is there a reason why I am obsessing over things after coming off citalopram?

It helps for anxiety: Celexa (citalopram) helps to decrease obsessive thoughts present in some anxiety disorders. If you experience a recurrence of your symptoms, you should discuss them with your provider to consider restarting treatment. ...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 coming off citalopram cause anxiety to worsen and make thoughts of bad ghings happening to family intensify im so down and afraid help?

Can coming off citalopram cause anxiety to worsen and make thoughts of bad ghings happening to family intensify im so down and afraid help?

Yes, this can happen: Some people have a hard time stopping citalopram and other ssris, with an increase in anxiety being a prominent symptom. It is best to wean down very slowly and under the care of your physician. ...Read more

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Can you offer some advice for coming off of citalopram?

Can you offer some advice for coming off of citalopram?

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

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Been on Lexapro (escitalopram) 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?

Been on Lexapro (escitalopram) 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?

It depends: on what dose of citalopram you were on as Lexapro (escitalopram) is a very similar molecule and is dosed at half the amount as citalopram. Then again it could be a totally different reason. ...Read more

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What is citalopram taken for?

What is citalopram taken for?

Celexa (citalopram): I agree with dr. Williamson, but also add that ssri's are used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Does citalopram 60 mgms. Work?

Not necessarily.: Studies have shown that 40 mg of citalopram is as good as 60 mg. Always go for the lowest effective dose. ...Read more

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Could citalopram make you hungry?

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

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Can citalopram cause beau's lines?

Can citalopram cause beau's lines?

Beau's lines: Those ridges on nail beds are caused by injury, infection, low calcium , skin disease, some chemotherapy drugs, or malnutrition. I am not aware of Celexa (citalopram) being cause of this. ...Read more

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What is citalopram and its effects?

Antidepressant: It is an antidepressant that is mainly used for the treatment of depression but can be used for other disorders such as; anxiety disorder and panic disorder. Some of the common side effects of citalopram are dry mouth, insomnia, drowsiness, sweating and nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Celexa (Definition)

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