Sleep disorders effect of Citalopram

We have 1383 consumer reports for Citalopram. Sleep disorders effect occurred in 8%.

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Citalopram Circle Diagram 109 consumers of 1383 reported about Sleep disorders

  1. Viola P. Nowak says:
    3.5 rating

    Citalopram for Alcohol addiction; Sleep disorders; Depression

    Trittico: Hunger, insomnia, tiredness not counted here, because (me) the drug was prescribed as sleep aid . Revia: Citalopram combined with circulatory problems, extreme dizziness, sweating, panic attacks. Citalopram: Abdominal cramps when taken on an empty stomach, fatigue, drowsiness, feeling -less.

  2. Robert D. Evans says:
    2.0 rating

    Citalopram for Migraine; Depression

    First use: 20mg daily for 4 weeks in the morning. Significant decrease in migraine, few side effects but no significant decrease in depression. Only noticeable side effect: loss of libido and ejaculation disorders. Then increase the dose to 40mg. Thereafter, migraine attacks remained almost completely absent, with a loss of libido and ejaculation disorders, as well as fatigue and still sleeping problems. These were expressed by the fact that I woke up almost every hour from 02:00 o’clock in the morning and partly fell asleep again.

  3. Jody B. Baker says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Eating disorder; Mood swings; Depression

    Have had childhood depression and strong mood swings, sometimes severe eating disorders (bulimia). For two years, I have been taking citalopram (first 20 mg, then 40 mg) and get along very well. The first 8 days after the start of treatment were very unpleasant: dizziness, nausea, extreme headache, tiredness. After about 8 days, the antidrug effect started and the side effects disappeared for the most part. What remains is tiredness (during the day) with simultaneous sleep disturbances (in the evening) and a complete loss of libido. Both side effects are tolerable for me and the benefit outweighs quite clearly (especially as sleep disorders and loss of libido for me would also be present in depression). The special advantage of the drug is in my eyes the reduction of mood swings with which at the same time the tendency to binge eating was reduced. Of weight gain I can report absolutely nothing (that would have been for me an immediate Absetzkriterium), on the contrary, in my opinion, the drug reduces the appetite. Overall, I can recommend Citalopram very much, but you should pay attention to two things in my opinion: take the drug in the morning in any case (otherwise strong sleep disorders), Caution with alcohol (one tolerates much less)

  4. Lisa J. Rushing says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for A headache; Drive disorders; Sleep disorders; Depression

    Due to a very late recognized sinus vein thrombosis (head), I suffer for 11 years of chronic brain pain, which have a strong impact on my entire life. Unfortunately, normal analgesics do not help at this point. Tramal drops were prescribed for me, they help because they look central. But have huge side effects. Due to the chronic intake creates a dependency, Without it can not go, with going for other things like sexuality, lust for life, Apetit, and lost hope for a normal life. A severe depression developed, but I did not realize it until I was ready to wake up in the morning. Feelings for my little son or husband were blown away. The worse you were, the more you distanced yourself. I have worked so hard in my work that I have developed a so-called stress epilepsy due to the existing brain cortex due to my acute brain thrombosis. If there was too much stress then I got numbness in my fingers or in my shoulder. The closer it came to the seizure, the more it tingled in my head, in addition, there was a very enormous pressure on my head .– then came directly the cerebral seizure ……. After that, nothing went, I suffered Amnesia, did not know names or the reason why I was suddenly surrounded by doctors and hung up on an infusion. Only after hours did the memories come back. Many drugs have been tried, many with unbearable side effects. Unfortunately I am still not perfect today.

  5. Mabel W. Morse says:
    3.5 rating

    Every Saturday since Saturday I take a tablet of citalopram dura 20mg. The first 3 days are now and it is worse than before. Do not dare to get up Side effects: palpitations, legs like pudding, headache, nausea, sleep disorders and headaches Meanwhile it is the 3rd day the nausea the headache is gone everything else is still there.

  6. Anderson J. Wilson says:
    3.0 rating

    Hello I’m taking citalopram since less than a year and I’m doing a lot better with it. The first 2 to 3 days were pretty heavy symptoms, very strange feeling in the head, sweating, dizziness. After 2 days we went better and after about 2 weeks I went really class. I live much better with it than before. Today I only have side effects from now on and sleep disorders and gastrointestinal problems, but everything not so tragic. Highly recommended if you suffer from anxiety or panic. After 2-3 months I have increased to 20 because the effect has partly subsided. After the increase, however, I had no side effects more than the first time.

  7. Ora C. McCord says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Citalopram must be taken with a meal, as otherwise nausea or stomach problems can occur very quickly. Special care with simultaneous consumption of coffee, here arises quickly great restlessness and trembling. Prefer to wait 1 hour after taking the coffee. Otherwise: sleep disorders, which has a depressive anyway, were more pronounced in me, but without these nagging negative thoughts. I also have a loss of libido, but a positive mood and serenity is much more important to me. I’m doing much better with the drug, more energy, open letters without fear, go to the phone, meet deadlines, all that I can do better now. I used to take citalopram for some time, but eventually the effect diminished. Possibly. would have helped a dose increase.

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. Nina J. Wilson says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    O. g. I have taken medication for about 2 weeks a 10 mg (in the morning), which is why I can only pronounce my recommendation, of course, so far. Effect on depression, anxiety: Overall good, after a few days already I felt a slight improvement in my depression and anxiety. I was already a lot more balanced after a few days of intake, had more drive, was more concentrated, the fear eased slowly. After about 10 days clear improvement. Sleep Disorders: The first few days I suffered from insomnia, although I was quite tired. I was almost all the time in a kind of twilight state, but without just sleeping properly. Very exhausting. However, this subsided after a few days of ingestion, most recently (about days 6-7) I no longer had any sleep disturbances. Side effects: Unfortunately, gaining weight, which is an intolerable circumstance for me, therefore deposed. Already after a few days I noticed not necessarily an increase in appetite, but also a changed metabolism and slight weight gain (about 1 kg after 7 days) with the same eating behavior and exercise. The first, about 2-4 days I was quite tired, but just could not sleep. The first days were very bad overall, I had a headache, especially after waking up, diarrhea, slight skin irritations on my face. However, these side effects have settled after about 5 days and really improved, last I really had no major problems and have it well tolerated, apart from the weight gain. Overall, the side effect of gaining weight was too strong for me, which is why I discontinued the medi. I would recommend it to those with depression and anxiety who are not inclined to gain weight or who do not care about it. The other side effects have not affected me last, or did not occur. Of course you have to judge that individually, that’s just my personal experience.

  11. Lucienne C. Johnson says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Because of chronic hepatitis C, which existed for about 12 years, I took peginterferon and Rebetol for 6 months. The side effects were numerous and very very debilitating. However, I would like to emphasize first that the Rosskur was successful, and my quality of life has increased significantly compared to before therapy !!! The side effects started harmless, with fever, fatigue, itching, constant urination, Hautiritationen, herpes, nightmares, then began after about 2 months sleep, stomach pain, anemia, weakness, shortness of breath, diffuse discomfort, mood lability, severe hair loss, and eventually increased in a moderate depression with very strong inner restlessness, anxiety, Heulattaken, aggressiveness, and complete powerlessness. Since I was a heroin addict 12 years ago, and my thoughts were getting blacker, to relapse thoughts and destructive fantasies, I wrestled with citalopram. Here came NW as strong tiredness, fatigue, flatulence, sensory disturbances in the feet, indifferent emotional state added. After discontinuation, which occurred gradually (by citalopram), marked withdrawal problems such as insomnia through restless legs and sweating. The restless legs stayed about 2 months with slow weakness. Then, thank God, it was over. The side effects of peginterferon and ribavirin go away relatively quickly. May recommend all medications conditionally. For me it was good in the end, for some others because of the severity of the depression sometimes fatal. Good is definitely a greater distance to the addiction past and a reasonably stable social network that I did not have. But in any case, a doctor who takes the time to listen to the NW and as with me, in psych. NW sensitive but reacts quickly.

  12. Norman D. Williams says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Pain (chronic)

    Jurnista is optimal in the application 1 x per day 1 prolonged-release tablet. However, it comes to a strong tiredness, but also sleep disorders, weight gain, headache, heavy sweating, memory loss. Citalopram in my case did not cause any anxiolytic effects. Already after a few days I was attacked by strong restlessness and anxiety. This included insomnia, weight gain, dry skin, feeling hungry, sweating. Drug had to be discontinued. So far, all SSRIs have failed. No idea how that should go on!