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How does your appetite on citalopram?

How does your appetite on citalopram?

No changes generally: Some people on citalopram will have a decreased appetite but this is not a common complaint with this medication. If you notice a major change in your appetite or weight on this medication talk with the physician who prescribed it about whether you may do better with an alternative medication. ...Read more

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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 started taking citalopram on monday and i've had no appetite whatsoever. I haven't eaten anything. Any suggestions or advice?

Give some time: Stomach upset and appetite can be effected by starting citalopam. Try to eat small meals. Be sure to check with your doctor if it does not resolve in a week. ...Read more

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Been taking citalopram 20mg for 4 weeks, anxiety worse, headache, insomina, loss of appetite. Am i ok to just stop taking?

Been taking citalopram 20mg for 4 weeks, anxiety worse, headache, insomina, loss of appetite. Am i ok to just stop taking?

Talk w UR prescriber: Transient side effects can occur early on in treatment, but at 4 weeks they should have gone away. It sounds like you are not tolerating the medication very well. You are on a starting dose so you can stop it without problem, but the best advice would be to consult your prescriber to determine other options. ...Read more

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How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?

Not thyroid: It does not affect thyroid levels. All these centrally acting drugs have complicated effects on appetite, mood and behavior. ...Read more

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Does amitriptyline work well for hypochondria? I'm only on 10mg, x4 weeks. Not helping much, brought my appetite back, thats it. Can i take citalopram 10mg in morning and amtriptyline 10mg at bedtime?

Does amitriptyline work well for hypochondria? I'm only on 10mg, x4 weeks. Not helping much, brought my appetite back, thats it. Can i take citalopram 10mg in morning and amtriptyline 10mg at bedtime?

Need therapy too: Amitriptylene does not "work for hypochondria" per se, but it can decrease certain physical symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, and loss of appetite. At this low dose it can be taken safely at bedtime while you're also on Celexa (citalopram) -- hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on this. Individual psychotherapy is essential in hypochondriasis, so you learn to work with anxiety in healthy ways. ...Read more

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Constant night sweats did have swollen neck nodes insomnia appetite loss about 4 weeks ago all is better apart from night sweats im on citalopram 20mg?

SSRI: This antidepressant should not be causing night sweats, but anything can happen. Would discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it. Also might help to take your temperature before the time at which the sweats occur (sweats reduce temperature) and if you have fever it may be due to the drug or to something else for which you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Had swollen thyroid glands and night sweats got really depressed and lost my appetite fatigue insomnia all getting better on citalopram 20mg now ?

Had swollen thyroid glands and night sweats got really depressed and lost my appetite fatigue insomnia all getting better on citalopram 20mg now ?

Depression or Viral: Your symptoms except the 'swollen thyroid' could be explained by depression, which citalopram helps. It could also be infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever), which gives swollen lymph nodes, and can be tested for (& resolves spontaneously). If thyroid or lymph node swelling persists for more than a couple weeks, you should have an ultrasound of the thyroid and neck to exclude rarer diseases. ...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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Celexa (Definition)

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