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Old 08-08-2007, 06:44 AM   #1
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Bad side effects Citalopram/Celexa

Have just started taking Citalopram and am suffering with some really unpleasant side effects such as exhaustion, nausea and really bad loose stools does anybody else experience these side effects and is there a better alternaive to Citalopram. Any advice much appreciated thanks x

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Old 08-08-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: Bad side effects Citalopram/Celexa

Hi Hisoo,
If you've just begun taking the Celexa, stick with it for a little longer. The side effects you describe are pretty common when first starting an AD. For many people, they seem to pass after a few days, as your body adjusts. If they persist, or if you're concerned, it couldn't hurt to call your doc.

Your doc chose Celexa for a reason (likely the neurotransmitters it affects). Give it a chance to kick in and [hopefully] offer you some positive effects too. I don't know of any AD's that won't have some side effects like these, particularly when starting or adjusting doses. Perhaps you could take something OTC for the nausea and/or diarrhea until it subsides?

Good luck.

Old 08-13-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
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Re: Bad side effects Citalopram/Celexa

I had good results with Celexa. I went off it because i had some tremors that made me worried. However, all AD, seem to do that to me. I am going back on Celexa because while on Zoloft I gained 30 pounds. I am hoping that I lose th weight on Celexa, like I did last time.I guess I will just have to ignore the tremors.

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