Withdrawal symptoms effect of Citalopram

We have 1383 consumer reports for Citalopram. Withdrawal symptoms effect occurred in 4%.

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  1. Eugene T. Cowan says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    I suffered from severe generalized anxiety disorder and depression for more than 4 years, but did not dare to take psychotropic drugs and did not treat myself. A self-experiment with St. John’s wort (Jarsin) was unsuccessful. Finally, when I was about to commit suicide, I thought, now it does not matter, I’m trying – I went to a neurologist who prescribed Pram (citalopram) for me. I should start with 10mg and increase to 20mg after 2 weeks. Overcautious as I am, I preferred to start with 5mg (a quarter tablet), increase to 10mg after 2 weeks, and finally to 20mg after 3 or 4 weeks. This medicine has given me back my life! (But that has its price, and I’m not talking about money here …) After just a week with 5mg, I realized that something is changing. There were always small moments in which I felt better, and these moments became more and more frequent and longer. After a total of 3 weeks, two of them with 5mg and one with 10mg I was as newborn. I was the human being once again, many years ago. No fears, no depression, I just felt good, was able to live again and enjoy the beautiful things of everyday life. Although it went downhill a bit, but when I finally increased to 20mg, I remained stable. I’ve been taking Citalopram for almost exactly 5 years now, and have not had any serious and long-term mental health problems since as long as I took the pills (for the big one, see below). Side effects: After starting the intake and after each dose increase for about 1 week very severe headache, an unpleasant pressure on the chest, for about 2-3 weeks temporarily nausea and moderate dizziness. All of these side effects disappeared completely after 3-4 weeks at the latest. However, a very unpleasant side effect persisted – massive sexual disturbances to almost total impotence. Although an erection usually comes about, but then often passes along with the desire, the climax is rarely and then after a very long, sometimes hours of work, and even that is more of a relief that it is finally over. Overall, sex has nothing more pleasant and satisfying anymore. My weight has not changed significantly by taking the drug. Another very significant side effect is the so-called withdrawal symptoms, as they are called euphemism, to avoid such unpleasant words as dependence or addiction. The fact is, I am very dependent on Citalopram, and I can not get rid of it. I have now 4 reduction attempts from 20 to 10mg behind me, all have failed, a complete discontinuation is not to be dreamed. Lastly, I endured 4 agonizing months with 10mg, until I was finally completely viable at the end and thus practically voided the fourth attempt for failure and threw another 20mg one morning. 10 hours later, all complaints were blown away. It is NOT a recurrence of the original disease, as is often claimed. The complaints are predominantly physical in nature and differ in some cases considerably from those against which I got the drug at that time. The symptoms in reduction (I have tried it even with 15 instead of 20mg, did not work) is always in the same pattern: -2-3 days after the dose reduction nervousness and restlessness, but also a slight euphoria, overall good mood and Urge to move – After 1-2 weeks of anxiety comparable to those before taking, confusion and standing next to me, can no longer clearly think – After a total of 3-4 weeks of improvement, I’m fine for a few weeks, and I almost believe it A few weeks later, about 8 weeks after the dose reduction, gradual onset of physical symptoms reminiscent of a cold or flu: headache, cold feeling (runny nose with burning sensation in the nose, possibly slight sore throat, fatigue … ) is best compared to the day before a cold breaks out, only that the suspected cold never comes and the short-before-the-flu condition stops t -These complaints do not stop and increase over the following weeks. At some point I feel as if I have a fever of 40 degrees, my head almost bursts, I am seriously ill and can hardly get out of the apartment; every minute movement or physical activity is a terrible ordeal, I am practically no longer viable. Every examination at the doctor gives no result, I am physically healthy. No matter how long I try to endure this condition, it does not get any better, but gets worse every day. Longer a

  2. Carol L. Temple says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Borderline; Sleep disorders; Depression

    Side effect Seroquel: heavy weight gain, heavy addiction (already after one week of use), lethargy, circulatory problems / breakdowns; Secondary reaction Tavor: no side effect Citalopram ratiopharm: only at the beginning of therapy: severe restlessness; only on discontinuation of therapy: severe restlessness, dizziness, malaise, poor reaction time, blurred vision, dry mouth, as if packed in cotton; Side effects Citalopram: only at the beginning of therapy: very strong clockness, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, increased blood pressure, nervousness, dry mouth; Side-effects during weaning: inner restlessness, malaise, withdrawal symptoms;

  3. Vivian H. Ryder says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Sleep disorders; Depression

    Perazin and Dominal cause for some months an unpleasant tingling and cramping in the arms and legs. Otherwise, however, good, less hallucinations and panic, usually calms down after just one hour. Sleep is not sufficient. Citalopram makes me nervous, I felt like I was on speed, was unbearable after a short while, depression got worse. Zopiclone good in the beginning, ineffective after 2 weeks. The discontinuation of Perazin and Dominal triggered a brief psychotic phase (when I took the perazine back I was fine). Combination of perazine and zopiclone so far almost ineffective, but tolerable

  4. Nicki C. Toro says:
    4.0 rating

    Citalopram for Mood swings

    To be a little more relaxed, my family doctor Citalopram prescribed 20 mg. That was perfectly fine and not bad at all !!! It started with dryness of the mouth and dizziness in the head, accompanied by a strange Schwirren.Das then about 2 weeks laid down All of a sudden, I was completely relaxed, I could bring nothing more out of peace. Even managed after 25 years again a plane to climb and fly. Night sweat and permanent fatigue came to it. I slept for 2 hours at noon and I’m still in the evening at 19.30-20.00 in bed. The sofa was my best friend. My whole drive was completely gone. My family kept complaining Mama you’re always tired !! By the many sleep and lack of drive, I have increased about 10 kg! I could not look in the mirror anymore and dropped citalopram within 3 weeks! Deposition symptoms occur, I am clean for 10 days, in the form of diarrhea, aggressiveness and severe premature menstruation. With that I can live. I let the acupuncture of my Heilpraktiker support the decay. Feel awake again and here in the accompaniment I accept in purchase. I make it annoying myself that I started without asking too much with the crap, that happens never again.

  5. Patty R. Moore says:
    2.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Citalopram 23 years have been prescribed by my psychiatrist. About 4 years ago I got violent cardiac arrhythmia. It took a long time to get to the citalopram. Now I am leaving for 4 months. Am from 20 to 10 mg. Cardiac arrhythmias have become significantly better. But now only after 4 months set to the usual Absetzerscheinungen an uncommon gang uncertainty and constant headache with Schwankschwindel. Can this be after 4 months. I’m really lousy and due fears rise too

  6. Michael M. Valazquez says:
    4.5 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Hi, I’m new here and would like to tell you in relation to various withdrawal phenomena / symptoms at least for me in connection with Citalopram “something”. I (average normal;) had to take the drug Citalopram because of depression. The first 2 years 30mg then 20mg for 3 years due to cardiac arrhythmias. When it was hardly possible, I had taken 25mg, but only temporarily because the arrhythmia began again after about 1-2 weeks, then it was just back to 20mg. Personally, I was just as clear about taking 20mg, but no longer had any arrhythmias. Otherwise, the drug had no side effects with me. After 5 years I went again to Therapeutic Treatment, LVR Day Clinic. The drug was given to me for another 2 weeks, until the responsible specialists changed me as follows. 5 years citalopram then discontinuation of the drug over 3 days a’10mg subsequent conversion to morning 75mg Venlafaxin 40mg evening dipiperone and 25mg Valdoxan on the edge of the bed. This medication was given to me only for a week then was up to Valdoxan but 50mg. (why? i don’t no, but ok professionals are at work). Then I had two days full of joy and energy … and that’s it. Ok … now on the subject … Weaning symptoms Day 1: Morning: headache, dizziness, malaise. From noon onwards. Muscle twitching in the evening, tremendous electric shock / current flow outflows throughout the body. Strongly increasing muscle twitching in the whole body up to the absolute loss of control of the muscles. Running did not work anymore, everything twitched extremely. Ok … next stop emergency room. Really funny … laying of the venous access due to the contractions not possible. Vital signs as far as good. Pendulum high blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) but not so extreme. At night, the twitches on the right side partially subsided. Immediately, access to the blood test was given. But then I slept about 3 hours from sheer exhaustion and extreme sore muscles. Administration of medication not possible. Day 2: Still muscle twitching but not so extreme, barely possible, tremendous soreness, headache and high diastolic blood pressure. The dizziness was really enormous, with every eye movement I had right coordination disorders. For insurance reasons, I had to be transferred back to the day clinic. (Luckily I have a great wife you helped me up there). Am I leaving? :-)) ok … the day was really great too. Day 3: Only slight muscle twitching, headache, sore muscles, but still extreme dizziness. My legs did not want like me, oblique and delayed running behavior weird coma in our legs and arms. I felt like my brain was running after me. See and be amazed, continue no panic attacks. I did not want to interpret anything unnecessary in purely. I can not forget my first cigarette, but after 2-3 moves I had enough. Day 4: A day of hope, the muscle twitching slowed down enormously, the headache also, the soreness was just there but ok my brain was still strongly behind. Dizziness continues strong. Then started something really fun new and indeed … I started eating, drooling … “Great”. Panic attack? Of course not, did not have time … 1 cigarette almost completely. Ohhh … It took a while for a fellow patient to make me aware that he hardly understands me “ok” then I said mumble something clearer. Sorry I always digress. Again: muscle twitching / hangover and headache less. Dizziness, walking behavior bad. Delayed reactions and walking difficulties as my brain was delayed in reacting / functioning. The pronunciation read aloud and sometimes I could no longer control my salivation. The day clinic then ordered a skull CT and MRI. CT on the same day without findings. Neurological consultation without findings. MRT is still pending. Day 5: Muscle twitch / hangover almost gone, no headache anymore. Still poor walking behavior and a lot of dizziness. My pronunciation and the uncontrolled salivation slowed down, which was positive in the second case. Oh, of course, every day enormous “electrical” outflows throughout the body and always this feeling that my brain has to run after me. !!! Very uncomfortable !!! Despite everything again a few smoked … you have to imagine how stupid you are. Day 6: Muscle twitching / hangover and drooling away … gone? … yes gone :). My walking behavior improved. The dizziness and the bad pronunciation declined discreetly. Delayed reactions also improved. Phew … finally better. But something came to it. I had big problems to remember something and had forgotten a lot again immediately, my concentration was almost gone. I had a mega FRESSFLASH, enormous additional hunger feeling.

  7. 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.

  8. Richard C. West says:
    3.0 rating

    Citalopram for Depression

    Not a single side effect at the beginning and throughout the duration of use. Only pronounced withdrawal symptoms (SSRI discontinuing syndrome) at weaning – creeping out even after a week.