... nose bleed and now i'm getting congested. It could just be I'm getting sick, but I just started taking citalopram 9 days ago. started on 20mg for 8 days went to 40 last night. Anyways, has anyone heard about this being a side effect or experienced issues like this themselves.
Hi, wxman!! Nosebleed is listed as a *rare* side effect of citalopram, but nasal congestion is not. Feelings of *warmth*, even feeling feverish are common.
As fragy has said, though, these drugs' side effects are transient and only usually last a few days to several weeks. There's light ahead in the tunnel so try to ride it out. You should start feeling the beneficial effects in 4 weeks or less but it will take about 6-8 weeks to reach the full therapeutic levels in your blood.
Don't get a cold! Happy Holidays! WCV
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