I started taking Celexa about a month ago on a 10mg dosage which I take each morning around the same time. At first, it greatly helped with my insomnia, however I did have more frequent headaches (but im also on atorvastatin so that might contribute to it as well). I seemed to be doing better day by day, yet still lack an appetite and will have a rough day every so often. However, in the last week I have had three panic attacks. Before going on the medication, I had had two, both brought on by traumatic events. However, these last three were random and one even in the middle of class as I was taking notes. Has this happened to anyone else?
"Celexa (citalopram HBr) should be administered at an initial dose of 20 mg once daily, with an increase to a maximum dose of 40 mg/day at an interval of no less than one week."
"Sleep, energy, or appetite may show some improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can be an important early signal that the medication is working. Depressed mood, anxiety, and lack of interest in activities may need up to 6-8 weeks to fully improve.
Citalopram (Celexa) | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness"
You should probably let your doctor know exactly how you're feeling since it's been a month now. It's possible that you may need to give the medication a little more time to become fully effective or a dosage increase may be in order to the standard maintenance dose.
Best regards and hope you're feeling better soon! Wildcat
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