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anyone else using citolopram?

sarahcherry

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Was only given this recently, psych told me it was an anti-depressant and a tranquilser. quite confused as what it is meant to do. Felt very ill for the first week and couldn't eat. Now a few weeks later they want to increase my dose, afriad I will be sick all over again. any one else had experience with this drug?? good or bad let me know. or anyone else afriad of having thier meds increased??
 
mr_c

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Hi sarah,

I was on citalopram for about 6-8 weeks, i to experienced a huge loss of appetite but i belive part of that was the depression.

I personally didnt find it helpful at all even after they upped my dose but as far as i understand what works for one doesnt work for everybody.

Im on Venlafaxine now and i find the side effects much worse than the citalopram.

Hope it gets better for you soon
 
angrydad

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Citalopram

I'm on it at the moment. I don't remember it having any effect on my eating but it definatly to the edge off my suicidal thoughts. I don't know why I'm still on it. I'm seeing my pdoc on Friday perhaps I'l come of it.
 
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I took it for about 9 months. It did nothing for me and I also experienced no side effects.
 
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I took it for a while and had my dosage increased. I had really horrible side affects when I first started it for a couple of weeks and then it calmed down, wasnt as bad when my doasage was upped, I think your body gets used to it a little maybe. I found I was eating less, sleeping more and shaking like crazy and forgetting everything etc.
I wouldn't worry about it, they seem to affect everyone differently, worth trying it and if they really make you feel awful ring the doctors ;)
 
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Ughh, this medication was hell, I was taking 60mg a day.

I didn't have a lot of physical side effects, nor did I ever get sick or too tired on them. However, the longer I took it the more anxious and jittery I got, my paranoia worsened, I became even more scared to leave my house, it was terrible.
 
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