Have had anxiety for couple months now specially when over whelmed by work and kids, and then feeling sad thoughts. I take xanex when needed and unisome to help me sleep due to racing thoughts, this is my second day on citalopram 10mg I was told to take at night so.maybe it would help with sleep, the first night I was ok and also the next day just no appetite and felt a little sob. Today is the second day getting hot flashes nausea, dizziness which then causes me to bring anxious because I'm scared I'm going to pass out. Do I stick with this our stop and try something else?
It takes about 6-8 weeks to get the full therapeutic benefits from celexa (citalopram). However, you may start feeling better within 2 weeks. Its unfortunate that these type of medications can cause us a lot of discomfort when we first start them, but your side effects should subside soon. I would suggest to stick with it.
Hi, unfortunately with antidepressants it is common to feel worse before you feel better. It takes around 4 weeks to settle down, give or take. In the meantime feelings of sadness, nausea, dizziness, anxiety are to be expected. I have been taking Citalopram for several years now, and once i got past the first few weeks i felt a world of difference. So I would suggest that you try to stick with it as i'm sure you will benefit in the long term. 10mg is the standard dose for anxiety, but if after 3 - 4 weeks you are still feeling sad it might be an idea to discuss an increase with your doctor...
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