Citalopram and dry mouth . Any alternates?
- 6 Aug 2014 by Smiley 4x
- 6 August 2014
- depression, xerostomia, citalopram, mouth
My Dr put me on Ctialopram a long time ago for depression. I had a gall blader removed and they over dosed me. I woke up 2-3 days latter hardly knowing my name. I was on a catheter for several weeks which is also a symtom. Short term memory loss has been the result long term. . I just read that OD damage from an operation is common in old people. I got a report stamped confidential by accident that I was not supposed to see. They said I had a decline in IQ of about 30 points and severe memory loss. Then said it was caused by vascular dementia. Strange it happened in one day.
I'm not to sure if I really need Citlopram. I was told to stay on it. The dry mouth I have using it has rotted my teeth. I will need implants if this continues. Even my Denist is appalled at my teeth condition. .
Are there any antidepressants that don't have the dry mouth syndrome? With my IQ dropping it's difficult getting answers. "Ask the Doctors" doesn't. work. They take one look at my history and won't discuss it. So I'm stuck in a bad place.
Hi, all of this sounds quite concerning to me. Have you been given any treatment to try to reverse the memory loss, have you had an in depth assessment in to the results of the overdose, and what and how it happened? It sounds as though you are due answers, and help with what has happened to you? Can you seek advice from a different doctor or specialist? As far as the Citalopram go, unfortunately a lot of antidepressants carry this potential side effect. The only way to know if one will suit you better is by trial and error...
Many of us have been on antidepressants and suffered the dry mouth and tooth loss. There are many meds that cause this and there isn't any antidepressants that don't.
As to the problems you had in the hospital. Your whole record should be accessible to you. They are covering up. Why haven't you seen a lawyer?
Hi, Smiley! I agree with the girls ~ you need a new doctor, a complete health assessment, and an attorney.
All antidepressants can cause dry mouth as a side effect, but Celexa and Paxil are the worst offenders while Lexapro and Prozac are the least. There are OTC products such as Biotene which help immensely.
Vascular dementia can come on very acutely ~ I had an *incident* that struck out of the blue a month or so before I fell into a long-term coma. You should probably be taking one of the dementia drugs like Aricept ~ that's what I take ~ or Namenda which is specifically used for vascular dementia.
I wish you the best of luck! WCV
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