Citalopram for Burnout syndrome treatment

We have 1383 consumer reports for treatment of Burnout syndrome with Citalopram. Burnout syndrome used in 3% of cases.

Patients statistics on Burnout syndrome for Citalopram


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Citalopram Circle Diagram 46 consumers of 1383 reported about Burnout syndrome

  1. Jack S. Hancock says:
    3.0 rating

    Citalopram for Epilepsy; Burnout syndrome

    Keppra 3x1000mg, fatigue Lamotrigine 3x100mg, slight tremors Side effects increase or decrease depending on the dose Effect: no grand mal, less and less severe dropouts, ~ 1 per month Citalopram 1x20mg without side effects

    Side effects: Tremble; Fatigue
  2. Stefanie R. Hereford says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Fatigue; Burnout syndrome; Depression

    I would like to put my report on citalopram here, because I am u. a. because of many negative contributions and the known side effects have literally resisted to take this drug. Since I was feeling very bad sometimes, I could not get up to anything anymore and could not grasp clear, structured thoughts any more, so I decided to test it anyway (I was already feeling bad enough). I had yawns in the first three to four weeks and was pretty tired in the afternoon. (Ingestion: 5 days 5 mg, 5 days 10 mg and therefore 20 mg to date). I also sweated more than usual – but not significantly. Now I have been taking this medication for almost two months and I have to say that I feel a lot better. I do not feel any side effects anymore. I have my energy again. I can concentrate very well again and I enjoy many things. I feel fit and my thoughts are clearer. I am also much more relaxed as before.

    Side effects: Sweat; Fatigue
  3. Lynda L. Carter says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Burnout syndrome; Depression

    Mirtazapin: I felt even worse, I cried all the time, but I thought that would give itself. Also strong nightmares every night! After 4 weeks then Ummedikamentierung on the morning Citalopram 10 mg: Unbelievable but I was from the first day a new (old!) Man! Felt much better, more positive, more nerve-racking! Hard to believe! In the first days I was wide awake and could have gone through the nights. Did not feel this was unpleasant, but then lay down again. Side effects: Frequent diarrhea, little appetite, but (unfortunately!) No weight loss! evening Melperon 25 mg or 12.5 mg: May fall asleep badly, but if I sleep then deep and well. Since I got in the morning hard started (although I have been sick for half a year but in the morning to send children to school), I started a few days ago to take only half a tablet of melperone. Do not want to overdo it with the medication. But if she still needed to continue to the end of my life because I’m just a completely new person and yet actually bring me closer to my old ICH again! This benefits especially my big family

  4. Delois T. Dias says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Burnout syndrome

    strong sedative effect, as if stunned. Neither hunger nor thirst, blood pressure drop. Slowdown of the reflexes, could no longer drive a car, Tunnelblick. Muscle weakness. Remaining damage: Deteriorated ability to accommodate the eye muscles, I am now very far-sighted and have problems to focus from near to far vision. Altered reaction to alcohol: no more amounging but immediately tiredness. Serotonin deficiency was probably misdiagnosis.

  5. Russel G. Epstein says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Burnout syndrome; Sleep disorders; Depression

    I have been taking Citalopram 20mg for 5 years intermittently. At the burnout the sleep disturbances were very stressful. These disappeared after 2 weeks of intake and first appeared again when I discontinued citalopram. I stole the medication for 6 weeks and lived without it for 7 months, then I got sleep disturbances and depression again. I have been continuing the intake ever since. Over the entire period I have lost about 4kg. Besides, I am in psychotherapy.

    Side effects: Loss in weight
  6. Brett E. Clark says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Burnout syndrome

    I was diagnosed with burnout syndrome 4 weeks ago, so I’m currently incapacitated for work. My doctor first prescribed venlafaxine for me. Unfortunately, I did not realize how much mg of the active ingredient was in a table, but I assume that it was the smallest dosage form. I took a pill around 11am and 20 minutes later my skin began to tingle. This tingling increased in the next few hours and lasted for about 36 hours until the late evening of the next day. I was very nervous all day, could not sleep easily the first night, and woke up several times during the night. I also felt like my tongue was swelling about an hour after taking it. It was not so bad that I was afraid to suffocate, but very uncomfortable. I reported these symptoms to my doctor the next day, after which she prescribed citalopram (10 mg). I should take half a tablet (ie 5 mg) daily in the first week, then increase to 10 mg. I am now at 20 mg per day and should stay on this dose. Of side effects I notice only a remarkably strong need for sleep. I sleep between 9 and 10 hours in the night and take another 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon. So I get around 10 to 11 hours of sleep a day. I do not notice any other side effects. But I can not say that the desired effects (drive increase and improvement of mood) are particularly striking.

  7. Ruben T. Gilbert says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Burnout syndrome

    After burnout, several doctors have recommended taking this medication. After 10 mg in the first week and no positive or negative effects, I have on the advice of doctors, the dose increased to 20 mg. On the first night after increasing the dose I woke up at night, soaked in sweat, blurred vision, dizziness and panic attacks. The worst thing was a numbness in the head. The next morning I went to the doctor completely dissolute, but the only thing succinctly: As long as you do not jump out of the window take this nice on. I immediately changed the doctor but both my psycholgin and the new doctor said I should continue to take the drug. Unfortunately, the side effects became worse every day, I became more and more forgetful, severe dizziness, blurred vision, headache, loss of control led to great despair. Since then, my sleep has not been the same as before, often awake. When I woke up after 6 weeks in the morning and my left eyelid opened only 20%, I dropped off the medication against the advice of the doctors. My eyelid is working normally again, but the other side effects unfortunately still exist today (several months after weaning). After my experiences, I can only warn against this drug.

  8. William K. Lopez says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Burnout syndrome

    Hello, I’ve been taking the medication for about 5 weeks now because of a burnout syndrome. It took a good 14 days until the effect has begun which is normal with antidepressants. After I thought it would not be any better, I can only say that I have not felt so good in a long time. The fear has disappeared and the depression has also disappeared. Now I can finally focus on myself and have my head free to change my life. That’s what it should be therapy-supportive and no cure. I had weighed only 58 kilos before the collapse with a size of 180 cm, now I weigh 68 kilos and go for 3 weeks 3 times a week in the gym. I could through the drug mental and physical change. Yes, now to the side effects: they are there but bearable, such as. Sweats, light heart racing and yes the sex drive is greatly reduced but not completely eliminated. It takes a little longer to orgasm. The weight gain also comes with the drug in my case but positive :-). Partly concentration difficulties easily occur but are minimal. I can only recommend the drug to get back on track, but the cause must be found by other therapies. And then the drug should also be discontinued slowly.

  9. Kristopher A. Simpson says:
    5.0 rating

    Citalopram for Burnout syndrome; Depression

    To keep it short. At the beginning of 20mg, then after 1 year on 10mg outgrown, then after 3 months on 0mg Positive: – fast falling asleep after approx. 2 days – Mood brightening after approx. 2 weeks, full development after approx. 2-3 months. Negative: – at the first ingestion 2 hours stomach burning (I am sensitive) – strong sweating in light efforts – strong fatigue if not eaten in time – difficulty concentrating – at night: hot flashes and very sweaty – high appetite Side effects when decaying: – in the middle of the night awake but tired – hot flashes at night – 2-3 weeks of strong dizziness

  10. Shawn K. Foreman says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Burnout syndrome

    Reason: I took Citalopram, because of my nervous tension (in the morning already trembling hands after getting up, without immediate external cause or thought, so to speak for no reason). Side effects and dosage: I initially took 20mg / day, and yawned the first two weeks churning. These are all side effects that I can remember first. After a few weeks, the internal tension came through again and we have doubled the dose to 40mg. After a short changeover this was the right dose for me. A constant side effect was the lack of concentration (which, however, was already a symptom of my exhaustion depression). That is, I quickly lost the thread in conversations and often had to keep up. It did not really take long to focus on a topic. The positive effect was that I was always satisfied here and now, so do nothing with it. This allowed my body and my soul to recover properly. In contrast, there was of course little self-propelled, not even a bastard was there, who wanted to be persuaded. Nothing like that. I was just there and happy. A lot of power or movement did not come to me at this time (would almost even my husband without willingly followed for 6 months in the US, according to the motto: where I am sitting on the sofa and enjoy myself, it does not matter.) One Another side effect: suspected lactose intolerance, ie severe flatulence after the ingestion of dairy products. Then bought -L milk and me lactase (this is the enzyme that cleaves the lactose into glucose or sugar and galactose, so something harmless) in the pharmacy worried and previously taken or sprinkled on the cereal (if no -L- Milk was there). Thin and slightly chapped skin in the genital area (woman) was also a side effect. Another disadvantage: watch out that you will not get pregnant, otherwise threaten the offspring malformations, etc … Otherwise: menstrual pain were less, rule came at once regularly (even after that) but not violently. Settling phenomena: at each stage e.g. from 40mg to 20mg, there was an energy and activity surge for one to two days. This was followed by 1-2 days of migraine and fatigue. After one to two weeks, this was usually eaten and the positive effects came back to the fore. Have sold in monthly (and not weekly) intervals, i. E. Leave me a lot of time with it (because rushing down in quick succession triggered a kind of panic state). The slow weaning did not cause any panic, but everything was okay except for the headache / migraine. Last level was 5mg. I’m out of sheer laziness worried no drops to crawl with even smaller doses. (The 40mg tablets simply could not be cut smaller than 5mg). From 5 to 0 was (is) again more violent. At first I did not feel anything for about a week, I was fine. Then, dizziness and these gentle surges began to appear. After I made sure that these are withdrawal symptoms, but I have not worried much more and let it just go through since then. Have the dizziness now for about a week and still no end in sight. The dizziness occurs when I move (i.e., the head) and / or the eyes. But I still go about everyday things, sometimes it’s really fierce, but if you know it’s the serotonin deficiency that causes it, then maybe you can handle it (it’s type thing). Strangely, I had less migraine at the last stage (only on the first try). These surges are strange but do not hurt … so you can handle that as well.