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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
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
I started taking citalopram on monday and i've had no appetite whatsoever. I haven't eaten anything. Any suggestions or advice?
Doc lowered my citalopram 6wks ago from 40mg to 20. Up them 5days ago back to 40mg but past 4days had no appetite can thisbe the tabs ??
No: probably not as u were on it before.. u should wait 2 to 4 weeks to see results. ...Read more
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 -- 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How would citalopram cause weight gain? Is it increased appetite or does it maybe slow the thyroid down or something like that?
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
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
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
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