I've been on citalopram 10 mg for anxiety for almost a year now. My doctor upped the dose to 20mg a month ago. The past week I have been having troubles with my heart beating rapidly and my chest hurting and feeling tight. It is causing me to feel anxious. I'm not anxious about any one thing it's just my heart rate making me feel anxiety I think.r It doesn't slow down even when I do deep breathing. So I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar. Is this a side effect? Is my body just not adjusted to the higher dose yet? If anyone has any input I'd love to hear it.
MS CHERYL; YES ALL YOU HAVE SAID IN YOUR POST ARE LISTED AS SIDE EFFECTS, AND IT HAS BEEN A MONTH OR SO. I WOULD GIVE THE DOCTOR A CALL THE NORMAL SIDE EFFECTS OF AN INCREASE OR JUST STARTING ONLY LAST ABOUT 2 WEEKS. THE FAST HEARTBEAT IS VERY RARE WHICH MAKES ME THINK IT IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL THE DOCTOR. AND LET HIM OR HER KNOW.
Hi, yes I have had palpitations since taking Citalopram, also breathlessness, and headaches .I was advised by a locum to cut down to 10mg and see my own doctor and get taken off of them . My own doctor says he didn't think
It was the Citalopram , (which I think is rubbish , )and gave me beta blockers . I am now weaning myself off of them and have an appointment to see a different doctor . I hope you get your problem sorted out . If you haven't already ,I would advise you to see your doctor . Any side effects should have gone by now , and I'm sure from experience , that the racing heart will not go . Good luck .
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