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Citalopram is taken for: Depression Panic Attacks* Panic* Pain OCD* More

Citalopram

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Other names: Celexa, Cipramil, Seropram
Method of use: Pill
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Citalopram for Depression
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Positive 11,328
Negative 8,881
We found 117,693 discussions
Dreamgeni
Citalopram made me think everyone were actors and I was in an unreal world
In 2003 I was prescribed the dreadful antidepressant citalopram. Have you ever seen the film The Trueman Show starring Jim carrey where he is living in an artificial world? This is what I felt like on citalopram. I genuinely thought that I was being filmed and that everyone were actors who all knew who I was. I would overhear conversations in a pub or when shopping and believe that they were all talking about me even though they were complete strangers. After a month of this I threw the tablets away. It has taken years for these paranoia effects to disappear. I would strongly recommend that you think twice about using citalopram.

Lynne
Is it ok to take Citalopram and Citalopram both at the same time.
March 30, 2015
I'm really not explaining myself properly.. My husband has been on Donepezil for two years now but has now been prescribed Citalopram because of mood swings and false beliefs. So is it ok to take both tablets together or should I give them to him at different times of the day?!
March 30, 2015
Sorry that should say Citalopram and Donepezil at the same time

Geri
Trimethoprim and Citalopram
I was issued Trimethoprim for an unknown water infection. I stopped taking all other prescribed drugs i.e. Naproxen, Citalopram, as I had read on forums about the bad interactions.
However, I have never been so knocked out, I can't eat, I am wobbly on my legs, I have had a pounding headache, feel sick and lots more. So I do not believe it was due to interactions, as I had eliminated that issue. It has been 6 days now, the infection is clearing but I still can't eat, still have pain passing water, and am not fit for anything. Usually I am an active person. I even considered suicide one night, pain induced. There must be another antibiotic that the medical profession can use.

somedae
Is taking Celexa HBR 20 mg along with Levothyroxine 20mg tablets harmful?

lilithdfire
Aurobindo Citalopram
The state of Florida switched to Express Scripts in 2013. I was given the Aurobindo citalopram (celexa) and quickly fell into an extreme depressed state. Once I realized the difference, I made CVS give me another brand. When they give me a different generic, I am fine. If they give me the Aurobindo, I notice an immediate difference. Every month I have to check to ensure that I do NOT get Aurobindo. The company was under FDA ban until mid-2013. Great state benefit, there, Florida!

astimegoesby
Citalapram withdrawal leg pain
3 and 1/2 months off citalopram with severe leg pai, muscles hurt really bad does anyone know how long this will last.... ?

Laura Lou
Citalopram 20mg upped to 30mg
I had been suffering with OCD,Anxiety and depression for at least 5 years and only 4months ago did I start medication to help. I tried natural theripies and the fact that I have a phobia of pills and being sick,i put of going to the doctors and suffering in silence for years. I finally plucked up the courage when I went to see an angel therapist and reki, I got put on 0mg citalopram I had no major side effects apart from the first week I did have a dizzy head but apart from that nothing else UNTIL I was on it for at least1 month. I have wind :-( I never pumped,trumped,farted a lot. My family knows about it so its not too bad around them. But if I am out I have to dart in a quite place so I can do it :-( But the pills helped me from day 1 I felt the effects of them after 5days, they helped me relax about germs and dirt (I am not cured but they have helped) until you suffer from OCD in a way that it rules your life and are terrified of germs,sickness and dirt this pill has helped but its not gone away. I just needed to relax more and I have, Im not saying I have forgotton about germs etc but I am better. They had to be upped from 20mg to 30mg is because they wasn't helping me with my anxiety of going out the house.

Notsurewhattodo
street amphetamine and citalopram mix?
I went clubbing last night and skipped my 30mg citalopram .I then went raving and took amphetamine(speed)I am wondering if i can take my citalopram today while being high on speed?
September 22, 2014
yes

Cheryl
Citalopram and paranoia
My best friend was on citalopram for quite a while. After having problems with his life doctor upped the dosage just before Christmas. He became more and more paranoid and anxious. He wasn't the person I had know for the past 15 Years. After Christmas it became worse and worse even though he had gone back to his GP on 3 occasions and had 2 therapy sessions. He committed suicide on 24th January 2014. I had a last phonecall from him just before he died the distress he was in was heartbreaking. But he would not listen to anyone who was trying to convince him the paranoia was in his head. I think the GP prescribed something else for the anxiety in the last 3 weeks of his life but I don't know what they were. I hope this can help at least one person not to go down the same road.
Joe
February 13, 2015
Thank you for sharing

" ...took citalopram for about 3 years ...a new medication. The citalopram helped me with my depression for awhile but quit working recently.... "

Patient concerns with Citalopram

We found 117,693 discussions
Dreamgeni
Citalopram made me think everyone were actors and I was in an unreal world
In 2003 I was prescribed the dreadful antidepressant citalopram. Have you ever seen the film The Trueman Show starring Jim carrey where he is living in an artificial world? This is what I felt like on citalopram. I genuinely thought that I was being filmed and that everyone were actors who all knew who I was. I would overhear conversations in a pub or when shopping and believe that they were all talking about me even though they were complete strangers. After a month of this I threw the tablets away. It has taken years for these paranoia effects to disappear. I would strongly recommend that you think twice about using citalopram.

Lynne
Is it ok to take Citalopram and Citalopram both at the same time.
March 30, 2015
I'm really not explaining myself properly.. My husband has been on Donepezil for two years now but has now been prescribed Citalopram because of mood swings and false beliefs. So is it ok to take both tablets together or should I give them to him at different times of the day?!
March 30, 2015
Sorry that should say Citalopram and Donepezil at the same time

Geri
Trimethoprim and Citalopram
I was issued Trimethoprim for an unknown water infection. I stopped taking all other prescribed drugs i.e. Naproxen, Citalopram, as I had read on forums about the bad interactions.
However, I have never been so knocked out, I can't eat, I am wobbly on my legs, I have had a pounding headache, feel sick and lots more. So I do not believe it was due to interactions, as I had eliminated that issue. It has been 6 days now, the infection is clearing but I still can't eat, still have pain passing water, and am not fit for anything. Usually I am an active person. I even considered suicide one night, pain induced. There must be another antibiotic that the medical profession can use.

somedae
Is taking Celexa HBR 20 mg along with Levothyroxine 20mg tablets harmful?

lilithdfire
Aurobindo Citalopram
The state of Florida switched to Express Scripts in 2013. I was given the Aurobindo citalopram (celexa) and quickly fell into an extreme depressed state. Once I realized the difference, I made CVS give me another brand. When they give me a different generic, I am fine. If they give me the Aurobindo, I notice an immediate difference. Every month I have to check to ensure that I do NOT get Aurobindo. The company was under FDA ban until mid-2013. Great state benefit, there, Florida!

astimegoesby
Citalapram withdrawal leg pain
3 and 1/2 months off citalopram with severe leg pai, muscles hurt really bad does anyone know how long this will last.... ?

Laura Lou
Citalopram 20mg upped to 30mg
I had been suffering with OCD,Anxiety and depression for at least 5 years and only 4months ago did I start medication to help. I tried natural theripies and the fact that I have a phobia of pills and being sick,i put of going to the doctors and suffering in silence for years. I finally plucked up the courage when I went to see an angel therapist and reki, I got put on 0mg citalopram I had no major side effects apart from the first week I did have a dizzy head but apart from that nothing else UNTIL I was on it for at least1 month. I have wind :-( I never pumped,trumped,farted a lot. My family knows about it so its not too bad around them. But if I am out I have to dart in a quite place so I can do it :-( But the pills helped me from day 1 I felt the effects of them after 5days, they helped me relax about germs and dirt (I am not cured but they have helped) until you suffer from OCD in a way that it rules your life and are terrified of germs,sickness and dirt this pill has helped but its not gone away. I just needed to relax more and I have, Im not saying I have forgotton about germs etc but I am better. They had to be upped from 20mg to 30mg is because they wasn't helping me with my anxiety of going out the house.

Notsurewhattodo
street amphetamine and citalopram mix?
I went clubbing last night and skipped my 30mg citalopram .I then went raving and took amphetamine(speed)I am wondering if i can take my citalopram today while being high on speed?
September 22, 2014
yes

Cheryl
Citalopram and paranoia
My best friend was on citalopram for quite a while. After having problems with his life doctor upped the dosage just before Christmas. He became more and more paranoid and anxious. He wasn't the person I had know for the past 15 Years. After Christmas it became worse and worse even though he had gone back to his GP on 3 occasions and had 2 therapy sessions. He committed suicide on 24th January 2014. I had a last phonecall from him just before he died the distress he was in was heartbreaking. But he would not listen to anyone who was trying to convince him the paranoia was in his head. I think the GP prescribed something else for the anxiety in the last 3 weeks of his life but I don't know what they were. I hope this can help at least one person not to go down the same road.
Joe
February 13, 2015
Thank you for sharing

" ...took citalopram for about 3 years ...a new medication. The citalopram helped me with my depression for awhile but quit working recently.... "

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