First week on this really bad anxiety .. felt really good last night today I’m feeling spaced out and blurred vision feel like I’m going crazy ??? What’s everyone thoughts I do believe there working just need to feel better soon! Anyone feel same.
During the first few weeks on any SSRI. They tend to increase anxiety. It’s a common side effect. The good news is that those side effects usually subside within a few days or weeks once you continue taking the medication. You should start seeing improvements on the 2nd week. But SSRI take a while before reaching therapeutic level, so full effect won’t occur until 6-8 weeks. Do keep us updated on how your feeling.
What you're feeling are side effects that are not unexpected for some people when initially starting this type of medication.
"Common (1% to 10% of users): Aggravated depression and/or anxiety, agitation, apathy, impaired concentration, lightheadedness, nervousness"
"Common (1% to 10% of users): Abnormal vision, dry eyes, eye pain, mydriasis"
As Tyrese has said, side effects generally resolve quickly and lessen each day.
Be patient and positive... you'll be feeling better very soon.
- Citalopram Information for Consumers
- Citalopram Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Citalopram (detailed)
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