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User Reviews for Citalopram (Page 9)

Also known as: Celexa

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I have only been on citalopram for 10 days and have never felt so ill. All my symptoms have heightened until I was really scared. Have read comments on here and am feeling much more confident that if I preserve I will come out other end much better. Many thanks people x"

Thanks for comments citalopram January 3, 2016

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Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: "I have had a lifelong struggle with depression. I had a precious baby 4 months ago and began to struggle with Postpartum Depression. I thought if I lost the baby weight I'd feel better. I got put on Phentermine which sent me into a downward spiral and the worst depression of my life! I went to the Dr 6 days after starting phentermine and he took me off of phen and put me on Celexa 10mg. Within 2-3 days, I felt so much better! My husband and I were arguing every other day before treatment and we haven't had a single disagreement since I started 3 weeks ago. We are both so happy with my results. My side effects have been not being able to sleep and I'm always hungry. So far I haven't had weight gain but I've really had to have self control."

   
9.0

chandlertn January 2, 2016

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Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: "Celexa seems to be effective and works ok. It picks me up in the morning and helps a little. The effect lessens over time when I continued to take it. I take Effexor on the side of that and it really works. It's not powerful, it's mild but does lessen depression. Not the best."

   
4.0

CB552 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 1, 2016

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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: "I have a previous traumatic stroke 5 years ago. I have been maintained with blood thinners and 1mg ativan. Recently last month my anxiety and panic attacks are at all time high. They are daily and debilitating.. I fear of dying but have had numerous ER trips and Dr visits that always come back very healthy.. I have only been on celexa for 3 days. Are anyone out there with similar background and positive experiences with this drug. Thanks"

   
6.0

Btoostressed December 31, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Hi how long have you been on them? and how long was it before you felt the benefits? I'm on week 3 and still get thoughts and still a bit depressed can you let me know asap please"

   
8.0

Goodace December 29, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I have been citalopram for over a year from a recent breakdown. I have been on in the past for PND and it works for me. I have dropped my dose to 5mg every second to third day, but with Christmas coming up I increased my dose to 5mg a day, but I forgot about the side effects as my anixety is 100% I know it will pass but it's hard to keep the self talk going."

   
9.0

Taylren42 December 28, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I started taking citalopram for a number of reasons but ultimately all connected to life long anxiety. Initially I was on 10 mg once per day. I found this resulted in ups and downs. I tried taking 10 mg morning and evening. 20 mg in total. This has really helped to balance things out. I still get drowsy but this is compensated by coffee! I think that I will need to be on citalopram for life as my anxiety is life long and I am unable to control it without medication.... I. E. All the negative thoughts etc are real to me. I find I can now and can live a fairly full and normal life. Even drink alcohol. I know that if I do stop taking citalopram, things will return back to the way they were."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 27, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Citalopram works exceptionally well long term BUT please be aware of the side affects for the 1st month or two. After suffering crippling panic attacks due to stomach problems I was prescribed 20mg Citalopram daily. For the next 6 weeks my anxiety and panic got far worse which has been the worst experience of my life by far. Found myself at the doctors surgery or a hospital everyday trying to get some help, even begging to be admitted to a mental hospital. Finally I was given some diazepam, this did help short term which then allowed the Citalopram to kick in. After 3/4 months I felt myself feeling better by the day. Doctors though do not tell you that you that when you start taking Citalopram your symptoms magnify for a time so be aware"

   
8.0

Mksm1234 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 25, 2015

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For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I am taking this drug for several of the reasons to take it. This drug is amazing! Everyone worrying in the reviews please stick with this tablet! The leaflet that comes with the box states that the drug may initially make your problem worse but this will stop happening and your condition will improve. My pharmacist also told me that this drug can take 3 WEEKS to get into your system so PLEASE give it time. This drug has given me my life back and it could do the same for you!"

   
10

Claireyyyb (taken for less than 1 month) December 24, 2015

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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: "I take celexa 40 mg per day. I am taking it to help with PTSD, from when someone tried to kill me a few years ago. I also have extreme anxiety about small spaces, flying in an airplane and heights. I also have occasional panic attacks. Celexa has worked wonders for the constant anxiety and sadness I was feeling. Celexa has made me feel calm in situations where I would have previously panicked. I feel like my old self most days of the week. I would recommend this medication to anyone with anxiety about certain situations and fears."

   
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Lisa 221122 December 24, 2015

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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: "Hi there can somebody please help me as I've been on citalopram 20mg for 16 days now do feel a little bit better but not there yet. I want to be my self again as I've got no control over my mind feels like I'm going crazy can some body please let me know"

   
6.0

Goodace (taken for less than 1 month) December 23, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Hi can any body help I'm taking 20mg citalopram a day I've. Been on them for 16 days I'm feeling a bit better but still feeling strange and still. I can't enjoy things like I use to can some body tell me please this was all down to smoking weed. Please keep weed as it wrecks lives."

   
8.0

Goodace December 23, 2015

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Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: "Initially, Celexa seemed to be a drug designed for me. The abysmal lows and occasional glimpses of normality eventually gave way to an emotional state that was calm with no anxiety. On the other hand, there were no highs just the flatline sense of calm. From the beginning un try il about the 2 year mark my serenity became so overwhelming that paying bills, house cleaning, checking the oil, getting to work on time, making and going to doctor appointments and a dozen other aspects of daily life all became unimportant. Nothing disturbed me, overdue notices, collection calls, etc. This went on for about two years until I reached the height of serenity and then began an ugly, violent, self-destructive and ultimately suicidal state of mind."

   
2.0

wvdep (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 22, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I started taking this drug because of the stressful traumatic experiences I had. Immediately, from the very first hour after I took it, I noticed a difference. It is an excellent mediciation. It made me forget about my bad memories, it made me more confidant, less anxious in almost all situations, less fearful, more focused. And I was taking its lowest dose. I did built a tolerance to it after 6 months, and I stopped taking it. I didn't want to stay on it forever, but I still feel as if I am taking, I still feel the effects the drug has had on me. Negative side effects: I did have a few awkward outbursts on it, and when I first started taking it, it took my body sometime to adjust to the strength of the medication."

   
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Anonymous December 19, 2015

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For Panic Disorder: "Only been on it for a week and I'm feeling awful. I know I need to give it time but the panic attacks are worse. I'm having to take Ativan so I can calm down. This morning I woke up and had that all over feeling with sweats rapid heartbeat I know blood pressure was elevated. I'm feeling so defeated. Head still hurts. Having all the attacks again that put me in ER 4 times. I love reading others comments and hearing it gets worse before better. Thanks for the feedback."

   
1.0

Bajapatti (taken for less than 1 month) December 15, 2015

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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: "Celexa has alot of ingredients that you do not need. Lexapro is cleaner more potent form of celexa. Celexa is not ment for anxiety. I am seeing alot of placebo effects on here. I swear alot of these comments are from the celexa company"

   
1.0

Jay de December 14, 2015

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For Depression: "I've only been taking this for four days now, (for depression and anxiety) so way to early to tell, but I wanted to get in right at the start. I'm on 20 mg, and after four days I'm feeling quite nauseous. I only sleep for a couple of hours at night, then I wake up with my mind racing with random negative thoughts, though this has seemed a bit easier the last couple of nights I'll post notes weekly to let you no my experience."

   
3.0

seaworker (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Had a few wobbly weeks on this to start (spacey, insomnia, etc) . I think I may have been in trouble with depression /anxiety (for longer than I'd admit to), but the fact I gladly accepted the side effects (with a view to long term benefit) probably showed where I was. Ironically, I'm a psychologist (who should know better) , but working full time with 2 babies, I don't think I appreciated the stress I was under. Finally, after citalopram, found I could enjoy and get a kick out of my kids, rather than 'cope'. We've been sharing hugs (after week 4), rather than threats & consequences. I wish I had done this years ago. I'm so grateful to my primary care physician that she's saved me to get some perspective before they're too old "

   
8.0

GBM76 December 12, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Hi there I was on mirtazapine 15mg then got moved up to 30 mg had a real bad time didn't like them at all. So now I've been put on citalopram 20mg it's only been on them for 5 days but when I take them in the morning anxiety goes up and down but by 6 at night I'm fine. Is this normal as my depression seems to lift that time as well. I'm just wondering if I need to take them but scared not to"

   
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goodace (taken for less than 1 month) December 12, 2015

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For Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: "I was prescribed this drug a few years ago for mild depression. The first time I had no real side effects except nausea for a few days. I was on it for 6 months. About a month ago I went to the Dr for my PMS symptoms and he decided to try it again. This time I had no appetite for 2 weeks. I felt sick every time I ate. Very tired and not wanting to do anything. I also still have diarrhoea every morning. I'm becoming dehydrated. Other than that I feel great, except now I have zero sex drive. My husband is suffering because of this. Even if I try and get into it I can't orgasm. It's hard to decide if the good outweighs the bad. I'm probably going to switch meds."

   
9.0

Confused63729001837 December 11, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "As far as the treatment of my anxiety, it's truly been amazing. I've felt much better since starting. However, also since starting I've lost my appetite a bit and have lost some weight."

   
9.0

AlliePAigee December 10, 2015

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I have chronic anxiety and OCD which means I am super routine and a hairstylist to make things even better lol I have been on citalipram now for 4 months after a widespread of other meds Lets just say I can leave dishes in the sink over night and not sweep that little piece of hair in the corner Side effects... I get a max of 5 hrs sleep a night, my brain tends to have more squirrel moments but we seem to have then under control"

Anonymous December 10, 2015

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Celexa (citalopram) for Anxiety and Stress: "One day out of the blue I started experiencing extreme anxiety and panic attacks. I would wake up in the middle of the night shaking and sweating. I couldn't eat, sleep, or socialize with my friends. I was scared at first but finally decided to try celexa. Initially the side effect sucked. Insomnia, increased anxiety, and a weird fuzzy head feeling. I switched to taking it in the morning and that helped with the insomnia. I also slowly titrated by 5mg up to my recommend dose which lessened the side effects. All in all, I'm very happy with the results. I rarely get anxious anymore. For those of you just getting on to it, give it time."

   
8.0

madi123 December 10, 2015

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Celexa (citalopram) for Depression: "2 yrs ago my oldest daughter was murdered and then this year I went through a divorce. My youngest daughter lost her job and moved in. I'm on disability and mounting stress was huge. I also am also in chronic pain due to degenerative disc disease. Finely I went to my Dr and said I give in. She put me on 10 mg of this med and first 2 wks I slept all the time but now I'm noticing a change and feel a little more level. Anxiety is still here but not as bad.. I do suffer headaches and sleep long and hard and have a huge increased appetite ugh.... But overall I'm feeling better and more positive . Glad I gave it a chance."

   
7.0

kamdebbi December 9, 2015

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For Depression: "This is only day 2 for me, and you'd think that'd be slightly early to review the med. However, I've felt so much better already having had the edge taken off my latest serious bout of depression. No bad side effects yet- only some thirst, slight sore head now and again - probably due to the thirst. Slept great, and still bright and able to work. I was on quetiapine last year for my depression and that was awful- felt like a zombie and I was listless most of the day. The treatments are night and day for me. Lately I had tried other means to alleviate my depression, but sometimes you've just got to ask for help, and I'm glad I did and received this little wonder."

   
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heavystones December 5, 2015

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