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What Is Citalopram Used For Other Than Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Hopefully nothing: Generally, you should not feel any changes within the first two weeks of taking an ssri. Sometimes people will get mild side effects like nausea, upset stomach, constipation/diarrhea, dry eyes/mouth. Rarely, there may be sexual side effects. Let you doctor know if any of these occur in a way that is intolerable. After two weeks (wks 2-6), you should start to feel benefits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you advise if i was diagnosed with depression last month and i started taking celexa (citalopram)?
There R many ways...: Out of a forest. Likewise, there are many ways 2approach depression. Which paths would u like 2explore? Has your doc ruled out any physical basis 4your depression? Does your depression reflect dissatisfaction w/something in ur life -esp in relationships? R u lonely? Do u have big stressors 2manage? Do u want 2try psychotherapy 4new perspectives, or 2help u change something, or 2learn new skills? ...Read more
I started taking citalopram 20mg for depression and I do feel a lot better but is this something I will have to take permanently?
Trial after one year: If this is your first episode of depression, and Celexa (citalopram) has helped, you probably should take it for a year. Then if you're still stable, you can try to taper the drug and see how you react. If the symptoms return then in all likely hood you'll have to remain on the drug. Being in psychotherapy while on the medication will improve your response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with depression 2 years ago, been on citalopram several times since then and don't feel like this helping. What can I do?
3 weeks on 20 mg citalopram. anxiety is significantly reduced, sleep is better but depression increased. Is this common until i get used to med?
Please call doc: Not usually. With relief from anxiety and good sleep during the first 3 weeks of treatment, a depressed person may become active enough to act on suicidal thoughts. Please contact your primary care doctor or psychiatrist right away if you are thinking or intending to hurt yourself or someone else. I am not sure what you mean by "worse". Do you mean a worsening of depressed sad mood? Call doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I stop taking buspirone and citalopram and if i stop will i still fell the enxiety and depression?
First talk to ur Dr.: S/he prescribed you both meds to treat ur depression & anxiety. If you stop your meds on your own, it is at your own risk, not medically recommended at all. Avoid this & be safe: get a second opinion if needed, make sure you are helped and monitored by a psychiatrist you trust, together u will review your meds and consider other non meds treatment options like talk therapy, relaxation, etc. ...Read more
Prescribed 10mg citalopram for depression.. How long should i take it before increasing to 20mg to avoid side effects?
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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