Muscle twitching effect of Citalopram

We have 1383 consumer reports for Citalopram. Muscle twitching effect occurred in 1%.

Patients statistics on Muscle twitching side effect for Citalopram

Female
Male

Average weight in Lbs
144.84
213.85

Average height in Ft
5′ 6″
6′

Average age
37
48

Citalopram Circle Diagram 15 consumers of 1383 reported about Muscle twitching

  1. Nicole D. Reeder says:
    1.5 rating

    Citalopram for Concentration disorders; Aggressiveness

    I take these pills every morning (20 mg, citalopram) My doctor prescribed this medicine for me when I said that I was getting mad at something very fast and d. important reason is that my concentration for learning went down. There was nothing left in my head (learning for exams and exams). I take d. Tbl. For a good 10 days. Unfortunately they do not bring anything at the moment! On the contrary, I get tired very fast and yawn all the time. Other side effects: tiredness, listlessness, constant yawning, dry mouth and muscle twitching on the legs. What should the tablets actually do? When does it come to a correct effect entry? Have my exam in a month, but if it goes on I’ll lose my hope ….

  2. Angela B. Wilkie says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    I got Citalopram prescribed a few years ago, but I did not tolerate it at the first attempt. Although it had the desired effect, my panic attacks and obsessions were rare, but the side effects were too strong for me. So I set her on the advice of a doctor. After a few more failures regarding antidepressants, my mental health problems became more and more extreme and I decided to prescribe citalopram again. At the beginning I started with the lowest dose, an improvement of my problem was felt within a few days. There were hardly any side effects this time either. We then increased the dose to 40mg, which makes me very clear. Panic attacks I have only very rarely, compulsive thoughts hardly. Most of the time, they appear when I forgot to take the citalopram for more than 3.4 days. Meanwhile, however, some side effects have become noticeable that I did not notice before. On the one hand, I have become totally restless, can barely sit still, wiggle his legs. For a while I also had twitching all over my body when I wanted to sleep – but went away after 6 months. Migraines also appear from time to time for 1-3 days, but now only relatively rare. The most annoying thing, however, are my speech problems, which I never had before. I stumble, forgetting a word in the middle of talking, or can not pronounce it, having to repeat myself so that others understand what I really wanted to say. Since then, I speak much less, because it just annoying animal and is just blamable. Due to the many grating, I also start to lisp after some time, which is also very annoying. I’ll probably go to a speech therapist and hope that I get the problem under control. On the whole, however, I am very satisfied with the citalopram, it helped me a lot. Since then I have been able to go out of the house, meet with friends, make larger trips on my own, etc. Before that, I was massively restricted. I also think that just because you have not tolerated an antidepressant once you should not completely delete it from the list, but rather try it again later.

  3. Jo J. Baez says:
    2.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    I already knew that this drug could cause serious side effects, especially at first. Therefore, I had already stopped to dizziness and concentration disorders, which I already knew from two previous \ ‘experiments \’ with other antidepressants. For me, however, seems to be a general incompatibility for all this stuff. However, this time I wanted to endure it for more than 2 weeks – which was a big mistake because the side effects did not diminish, it just got worse and after two months my doctor recommended me to increase the dose or a stronger supplement (For a drug therapy he considered necessary \ ‘to take), I dropped the stuff without further ado. Within 2 weeks I felt much better. The bad thing about the stuff is that with symptoms that were already there, you can only guess that they were strengthened by the ingestion. In my case, these were mainly panic attacks and thoughts of suicide, which I have never experienced before on this scale and which also normalized shortly after stopping in the \ ‘mysterious \’ way. My side effects were: dry mouth, blurred vision, speech problems, nausea, drowsiness, muscle twitching, memory and concentration disorders, compulsive suicidal thoughts and ideas, paranoid psychotic states (never before and after), panic attacks In addition, I had about the third intake Suddenly feeling like something presses on my neck. After a little back and forth, it was found in a gastroscopy that I have a reflux oesophagitis. In combination with the dry mouth, which (in my opinion, too) was caused by citalopram, the further intake was simply no longer justifiable; My doctor had now prescribed a drug for me and the combination of the two has finally flattened me. Incidentally, the reflux disease has not made itself noticeable since weaning. My concern is to specifically warn against this type of medication. The stuff was just character deforming for me. I did not recognize myself under his influence. It was deeply scary. Before you take something, you should inform yourself urgently. Especially about alternatives you should think. There are studies that demonstrate the superiority of psychotherapy over drug treatment. Furthermore, there was a fairly large-scale study in England, which showed that various antidepressants do not work better than a placebo. Keep in mind the risk you take, that just taking a medicine may just fool you, that your condition has improved. All the best from me. A psychology student

  4. James K. Reyes says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    first opipramol and fluoxitin. mainly against panic attacks. total impotence, dry mouth, at first aggravating the attacks. – then citalopram. terrible aggravation of depression, extreme dizziness, anxiety creep downright physically cold my back up, muscle twitching in the legs. discontinued by the doctor. replaced by moclobemide, almost no effect, no side effect. After that, I spent half a year in Ireland, where a doctor suggested to try cymbalta. had NO side effect except sleep disturbance, which I had previously sporadically and already very dry mouth with disgusting taste in the mouth. Since then, I also take cymbalta in Germany, I am thrilled. Panickattacken almost zero, no side effects except those described, no orgasm disorders. However, my psychiatrist cymbalta has to prescribe me every second recipe as a private prescription, because thanks to the health reform, it no longer fits into her budget. and THIS is a very blatant side effect, especially since I am unemployed. Depression still present but toned down, hope to find definitive help through behavioral therapy. but my main problem panic seems to be very well handled by cymbalta. I am excited about the drug!

  5. Beatrice P. Ocampo says:
    2.0 rating

    Citalopram for Fibromyalgia

    Effect is great my whole life has changed. Side effects strong hunger, weight loss, tremors, nausea, dizziness, extreme hot flashes So I run around 0 degrees outside in the shirt, sweating, from and to strong headache, muscle twitching. Nevertheless, my psyche has improved so much that I’m fine with it.

  6. Barry K. Hansen says:
    2.5 rating

    Citalopram for Anxiety and panic attacks

    Hello everybody, I would like to tell you today about my experiences with the drug Citalopram, because I can imagine how some of you feel at the moment. Although every experience is individual, I hope to give you a little confidence today. I had also visited this site at the beginning of my intake and always wondered if this was helpful for me and if it was good for my permanent doubts about the drug. I am convinced that every one of us who is struggling with anxiety and panic attacks is happy that he is not alone in this world. It all started with me about a year ago with anxiety and panic states on the highway on the way home from the office home. Our office moved 3 years ago, since then we work in a large office with about 40 other colleagues. Until a year ago, panic attacks were a foreign word for me, even though I was not always psychologically the most stable and always assumed a slight depressive mood. I am a manager and have always struggled with problems in everyday work and tried again and again with sports to compensate for them. In my first panic attacks about a year ago in the car I had the feeling right to get a heart attack. Shortness of breath, toilets in the throat, tightness in the chest, tremors and the need to stop immediately. I then looked at it for 3 months, the panic attacks were irregular again and again. I developed a cardiac phobia, bought a sphygmomanometer because I kept thinking I was on the verge of having a heart attack and wanted to keep my blood pressure under control. At the beginning of October 2015, there was nothing left after the last panic attack was so severe that I presented to my family doctor and I was on sick leave for 3 weeks. He recommended taking Citalopram 20 mg, one of the best-tolerated drugs for anxiety disorders and mild depression. Full of hope, I took the first 20 mg the same evening. Unfortunately I have to tell you here that the first night was hell for me. Unfortunately, I had read the package leaflet of the drug before taking it and the side effects described there in about the same or imagined as described there. So after I had a sleepless night with felt heartbeat, internal burning like fire, restlessness, extreme anxiety behind me, I dropped off the drug the next day and made an appointment with my neurologist, which I fortunately got right away. I reduced the dose to 10 mg for the first 14 days and switched to the morning. After 14 days the dose is then increased to 20 mg. Taking in the morning. The first 6 weeks of use were not very nice. I had the following side effects, which were from today’s point of view but less serious than then: – Sleep and sleep disorders – Extreme sweating at night – Extreme sweating in sports – Extreme dreams – Body and muscle twitching – Headache – loss of appetite, so I first lost 4 pounds – total hopelessness and self-doubt – permanent increase anxiety and panic attacks – fear of the night, when it gets dark and no doctors’ offices are available – problems with being alone, because I was afraid something could happen to me or break me At the time, I was very grateful that my partner could even take a leave of absence and he helped me a lot and encouraged me to keep on taking the tablets because he was in a similar situation years ago. After 2-3 months, there was an improvement. I deliberately did not use benzodiazepines, even though I had them at home for emergencies. The conviction that I started to take the medication became bigger every day, because I realized how much better I was. The doubt from the beginning of the intake became less and less. The side effects have subsided more and more and it was always uphill. I was not so aggressive anymore, I checked myself, thought over the job and the private and put it to the test. Became more authentic and took myself more seriously. Have turned off my perfectionism, again made more endurance and strength training. Have things that I did not like and have been on the heart for a long time addressed and not further suppressed. Have begun a psychotherapy to work things up and change. Today after 9 months I feel really good. I can only recommend the following things to you! – Do not give up and hold on! – Move! Even though it’s hard to try endurance and / or weight training, otherwise you may gain weight over time – eat well and drink plenty of water! Avoid alcohol! – Gön