Sweat effect of Citalopram

We have 1383 consumer reports for Citalopram. Sweat effect occurred in 10%.

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  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. Carmela R. Saenz says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Aggressiveness

    I had started with 10 mg in the morning and now I am at 40 mg; the first 2 weeks of ingestion were horrible – & gt; Nausea, circulatory problems, dry mouth, tiredness, insomnia, nightmares; I am taking 40 mg, strong weight gain, bad complexion, insomnia; Nightmares, heavy sweating especially at night and nervousness; have reduced my dose back to 20 mg, side effects continue, but to date, weight is stable

  3. Maryjane V. Cloud says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Bipolar disorder; Depression

    Since I take now 15mg Cipralex instead of 40mg Citalopram now 3 months, I can only confirm that Cipralex actually works better. Side effects with citalopram: nevertheless depression (recurring), visual disturbances after ingestion, sweating, weight gain, massive restlessness. These NW have improved considerably. It is therefore in my experience really advisable to change. The KK paid Cipralex. I have been without depression for a long time and that makes life easier and more liveable. NW at Cipralex: the first 3-4 weeks tired, otherwise I can not report anything negative about Cipralex.

  4. Vernon M. Newton says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Psychological instability; Depression

    In the first 5-8 days – dosage 20 mg. changing side effects (nausea, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, dry mouth, heavy sweating, inner restlessness). Then slight but steady improvement. After dose adjustment to 40 mg. renewed and increased side effects as above. After 14 days, most of them, fortunately, are so flattened that they can live with it. ATTENTION: For the male co-patients, the sexual desire is still very present but unfortunately not exercisable = & gt; lack of potency, erection = zero (even with the help of manual stimulation only very short), orgasm very weak. Unfortunately and a great pity for us guys !!.

  5. Debra B. Rascoe says:
    3.5 rating

    Citalopram for Psychological instability; Depression

    At this point, I would like to express my absolutely positive attitude to this drug, as it helped a lot to get my life back on track. I had a major depressive episode by the end of 2015, and am also very unstable emotionally and a master at destroying any relationship due to my fierce mood swings and partial aggressiveness. At the end of Nov. 2015, I once again successfully broke a relationship and was absolutely on the ground and was about to be briefed. I’ve been looking for a psychiatrist (in therapy I’m already) and this has prescribed me Citalopram, first 5 mg, then slowly increased to 20 mg. Now, 3 months later, my body has become quite accustomed to the drug and the effect is fully there and I must say: I am almost deeply relaxed. Today I can endure or even enjoy situations that would have brought me to freak out earlier. Recently I am back in a relationship, my first relationship with medications and already I mastered some situations that escalated earlier. I am absolutely thrilled and would not want to do without it. I am still me, but a more relaxed, cheerful, and sociable form. Fantastic! Side effects I had the first 2 months relatively strong, v.a. Insomnia (then counteracted with a sedating antidepressant and later a neuroleptic), an oppressive feeling in the throat and throat area, pressure on the chest, heart stutter, extreme sweating. Now I have none of these problems anymore 🙂

    Side effects: Insomnia; Sweat
  6. 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
  7. Elliott M. Lyons says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Drive disorders

    Ingested in the evening, tablets of 40 mg, changing manufacturers (generic). Initially, only a short nausea, then for about 2 weeks excessive sweating, which, however, put down. Drive returned to normal after a few days, negative thoughts and sadness disappeared after about 3 to 5 weeks. Unfortunately, after about 3 months severe side effects set in, which did not disappear even with dose reduction from 40 to 20: Extreme daytime tiredness with permanent tears (as after sleeping pill), in addition to wide awake at night, severe persistent headache, which did not disappear even with paracetamol or Ibu. Therefore, drug spiked, was not a problem. 14 days after scaling, no side effects were present. A second therapy attempt about 18 months later failed, this time set the above-mentioned side effects again. Neurologist no longer visited, because he claimed that it was a drug with extremely low probability of side effects, if I had problems with this, then with all the others. Nevertheless, my conclusion: If offered by the doctor, definitely take it! It helps a lot and not everyone has to fight with such severe side effects!

    Side effects: Sweat; Headache; Nausea; Fatigue
  8. Jerome S. Brunner says:
    3.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    fears have become stronger …. visual disturbance as in the rush … sweaty hands are afraid to work …. zwegs driving ….. should I go down to 10 mg … and slowly increase ?????

  9. Kyle J. Moore says:
    4.5 rating

    Due to a post-traumatic stress disorder (depersonalization, anxiety, depression, etc.) that I have had since childhood, I have been taking the tablets for about 4-5 years. Before that, I got fluoxetine (which was less well), which I unfortunately discontinued after a certain amount of time even without any agreement. It was incredibly bad after the abrupt retirement, it was probably the worst time of my life. I had very strong depersonalization attacks as well as depressions that felt very bad. Then I found a doctor who immediately prescribed me a new psychotropic drug. He was a neurologist himself and assured me that citalopram is better than fluoxetine. I was not disappointed and take it until today! At the beginning I took 10 mg then 20 mg and then 30 mg. I always take the tablets in the evening! I do not want to mention the side effects that I had in the beginning, as they are likely to occur only at the beginning and are not permanent (I think 2-6 weeks, probably the normal getting used to). The permanent side effects are: fatigue (which also gives you a sense of security and freedom from anxiety, as well as a looser style, but which also brings with it fatigue, so it definitely is with me) gaining weight of about 20 pounds! (I think it’s because of the increased appetite as well as the slowed down metabolism, but you can step into it by feeding on a regular basis as well as exercising regularly) Dependency (you really are more or less dependent, you can not just drop them or just 2) Do not take for days, especially one should always pay attention to reserve especially when the pack is coming to an end) Increased sweating (I sweat personally much more, probably because of the weight gain or because of the side effects of the tablets or maybe it’s both reasons However, it is easier for me to live with the side effects than with my illness. It is important to mention: The tablets alone do not help but are a kind of support! What you should definitely do is a good therapy so that you understand all the fears and learn to deal with them. Because the fear of fear is one of the worst things in the beginning! Which helped me a lot, besides the pills as well as some therapies and talks: my religion. Personally, I am also a religious person (Islam) which in any case gives me a lot of strength and steadfastness to deal with this disease, as well as the patience and hope to be rewarded by God personally (due to my patience). If I did not have that conviction and hope, everything might look very different. Thank you for your time and for your interest. I hope we can do it all!

  10. Nancy A. Beene says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    I have taken citalopram and it has helped well against my depression. In addition, I have the experience that Citalopram works faster than only after 2 weeks. After two weeks, the side effects go back a bit. But after prolonged ingestion I had other complaints, sleeping arms and legs. Flatulence, stomach cramps and chronic sinusitis. So I dropped it off to have it re-prescribed because of another serious depression … other medications should not be poorer in side effects. Unfortunately, I do not tolerate medications anyway, but they do well. I had then – the doctor said I could estimate that myself – because of the side effects on 10mg dosed. At 20mg, I was always tired and sweaty. Now I try it at 5 and hope sport and other do their part (the external circumstances are just too stressful, so maybe there can be one without soon).

    Side effects: Flatulence; Sweat; Fatigue
  11. Jacqueline P. Larson says:
    3.5 rating

    Citalopram for Sleep disorders

    Citalopram; nausea, severe sweating, restlessness, greater depression / anxiety is the 12th day, and there is no side effect anymore, and effect occurs ….

  12. Jill C. Bradford says:
    3.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Hi folks, I’m taking Citalopram 20 mg for a year now. At the beginning I had to deal with some side effects which included: muscle tremors, yawning, sweating a lot. After some courses at the Kankenkasse where I could blow myself out, the complaints have subsided significantly, especially the sweat. Every now and then even yawning, slight sweating and the muscle tremor is completely gone. My feeling is that I tolerate citalopram a little better than escitalopram. So get your life in your hands and do not let it get you down.

    Side effects: Yawning; Sweat
  13. Luz H. Ramirez says:
    3.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Hello people, I take Citalopram 20mg, I feel very good after prolonged treatment with this medicine. In the beginning I had my problems like: very strong sweating without anything to do. Yawning, muscle overactivity. But by regular sports where you can run out it keeps within limits. I have only a slight sweat.

    Side effects: Yawning; Sweat
  14. Juan M. Ramm says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Adh syndrome; Depression

    I have ADHD with depression and take Citalopram and Strattera. The drugs complement each other very well in their effect. With both I have tried different dosages, until complete discontinuation. Once I only Strattera (25 mg-80 mg) discontinued and once only citalopram (10 mg – 40 mg) discontinued. I have found that taking 60 mg of Strattera and 20 mg of citalopram daily in the morning, as the best compromise solution to achieve the best effect. I am more attentive, calmer and generally feel much better. After about 1 month all side effects (insomnia, dizziness, nausea, orgasm disorders, sweating, tiredness) disappeared. Only one remained: I sweat faster / more. All the side effects I had only from Strattera, except the fatigue came from citalopram. The higher the dosage, the more pronounced the effect, but also the side effects.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Daisy D. Reddin says:
    5.0 rating

    Three years ago, I was diagnosed with a recurrent major major depression with panic disorder. My neurologist prescribed Citalopram 20mg for me at that time. Approximately one month later, the dose was increased to 40mg. The mood-enhancing effect was not long in coming. I noticed a significant increase in drive. Even the panic attacks were gradually less until they were finally completely gone. Even after the failure of a long-term relationship, the depression did not return. Now I’m feeling great again and a few months ago, after consulting with my neurologist, I tried to gradually eliminate the drug, but soon realized that the panic attacks were coming back. I will probably have to take this medicine for a lifetime, but since I get along with it very well, I have no problems with it. Side effects: The first 2 days I had diarrhea and about 4 weeks I had almost no appetite, so I lost about 5 kg in this time. The first few days I also noticed dry mouth and increased sweating, but this subsided relatively quickly. However, I can not find a loss of libido with me at all. Finally, I can really recommend this medicine because it has made my life worth living again.

  19. Michael B. Davis says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Fatigue; Borderline; Depression

    I was put on citalopram 40mg a few weeks ago during my inpatient stay in a psychiatric ward. a whole in the morning, at lunch then another half. The side effects were very unpleasant for me at the beginning: -Very sweaty hands -unacceptable taste in the mouth -Fatigue -Studious yawning -Loss of sexual pleasure -Orgasmus disorders (even more) -Orientierungsstörungen after waking up -My testicles have shrunk (not forever, but they were smaller for a while) I used to take Cipralex for a while, to which I reacted immediately and without any side effects. Citalopram has caused a lot of side effects on me, as I can see, but I can say that all these side effects have completely disappeared within the first two weeks. Continuing tuen still my orgasm disorders, I sometimes need despite a lot of excitement quite a long time until I come to the climax. I hope that will change soon. On the whole, however, I am very satisfied with this drug. Since then, my depression has completely disappeared and I can master my everyday life without any problems. 🙂