Citalopram and hunger

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I've just been put on citalopram for depression and BDD and after reading the reviews and side effects leaflets, im worried about gaining weight on this medication...Is it the actual increase in hunger that causes weight gain or the tablet itself? I am quite worried about this as my body image issues make me scared about putting on weight..
I have been to the hospital and had, an EKG, a chest xray, and a chest cat scan.. and they say everything is normal in my lungs and heart.. and i am getting enough oxygen in my blood yet it still feels like im not they said i have anxiety and panic disorder, when i went to my primary care doctor he said the same thing thats when i started taking, Wellbutrin, citalopram, xanax for emergency panic attacks, and trazadone for sleeping.
then i went to my primary care doctor he also diagnosed me with anxiety.. so im taking welbutrin, citalopram, trazodone, and xanax for when i have a serious panic attack. which i believe that i do have anxiety and panic disrder, HOWEVER i have been short of breathe for about two months.. I cant seem to finish deep breathes and yawns.. its like my lungs just fill up really quickly and i feel like im not getting enough oxygen but my oxygen levels are fine..
Before this whole medicine nonsense was happening, I was trying to lose weight (safely!) and this hunger pain and headaches are making this goal really difficult. And the nausea is making day to day tasks harder than the depression was making things. And this is the last round of questions, promise! Its about the Citalopram/Celexa. There is a suit going against Celexa. Since I'm taking the substitute, do I have anything to worry about when it comes to the dangers of taking Celexa?
I have been taking them for about four and a half years now and have tried Luvox, Aropax, Lexapro, and am now on Citalopram, which I've been on for about 1 1/2 years. So I have also been overweight since having my first child and honestly, despite my best efforts to get slim ( I'm fairly fit and eat quite healthily), I keep sabotaging myself and binge eating, almost every other day. So I don't lose the weight. My question is, could the binge eating be a result of the medication?
Patients using SSRIs often report symptoms of hypoglycemia (weakness, dizziness, frequent hunger, and headaches) when they do not eat. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may indicate hyperinsulinemia (elevation of insulin in the blood).
She smiled and looked at the nurse in the room and said actually no I don't think your crazy and I (she) just had a big seminar about it with the doctors around town. She said it is directly related to the hormones in a womens cycle. That's not to say it can't happen at other times of the month. There are "triggers as she said. Caffein, alcohol and so forth. I felt better. I take medicine for it and sometime right before my cycle starts I have to take more because it can get so bad.
When I was 19 or 20 I had a couple of weeks where I would get heart palpitations and experienced what a lot of people call 'air hunger', and I felt like I couldn't breathe deep enough to stretch my lungs out... this ended in a huge panic attack, an ambulance, a week in the hospital and a few tests that all came back clear. I then had a decent 18 months of control and although I occasionally had the air hunger return, it didn't last for more than 2 minutes before I'd forget about it.
The only side effects were dry mouth and weight loss(not a negative). About 5 months ago my doctor put me on citalopram which made me feel like a zombie and I started gaining weight so we decided to switch to the wellbutrin. I have been on the wellbutrin for about 7 weeks now and off the citalopram for a little over 1 week. Im having a completely different experience than I did before.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
His pain is worse after eating and drinking, he never experiences hunger pangs, he is tender to the touch on his upper abdomen, jostling, driving on bumpy roads, exercise, makes the pain worse. He describes it at times as acid burning, knife stabbing, tightening and about to explode. He has had xrays, ultrasound (no gallbladder stones detected), been scoped twice with biopsies of esophagus, stomach and small intestine.
I have been on Citalopram for several years. Good times and bad times throughout, but my therapist says that is definitely not the right choice of meds for what I have. So she referred me to a different psychiatrist to start changing my meds. Is this going to be my life now? Am I going to have to quit my job!? Is my wife gonna leave me because I'm crazy!!??? I'm so broken down....
i too have suffered on and off ,for forty years, stress, food , and hormones have all been a factor, i have for the last two years been fairly free, and i think i can put it down to been given citalopram for depresion ,and being a biopolar, also i had a mirena intrauterine devise, fitted at the same time ,so the hormones are stable , i have just gone through the most stressfull two years in a long time ,quite easily with the help of my meds and support of my wonderfull new husband hope this
My anxiety came back as the constant stomach(bowl) pain eventually burned me out, my neck and back was getting worse and sitting on my arse all day gave me 20kg of weight up to 84kg(i was 64kg), but with my bowl issues and anxiety peaking and the more or less resignation from work, i lost that weight in around one month.
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I saw one for social anxiety disorder. My old doctor put me on citalopram and I hated it. It basically did not help at all and gave me a bunch of side effects. I had ejaculation problems and horrible insomnia. I am very weary about staring a new medicine for my anxiety but I have to due something. He put me on zoloft and I am very nervous about all of the side effects listed on the drug package. I am a chef and very active during the day and can not be tired all of the time.
Well, since I am on tx I don't since cigs don't taste good and make me naseated. But EVERYTHING is making me angry and I am yelling at my three kids and husband every 20 minutes it seems!!! And don't get behind me or in front of me in traffic!! I am mean to coworkers and persons who come into our office to take care of matters before our court. I think I need something to take the edge off or I might commit bodily harm to someone at some point!!!!!!
i am taking 20mil of citalopram for my anxiety for seven months and i cant stand feeling this way everyday, its horrible and im only 18...all my tests have came out normal from the doctors...what could be wrong with me??how can i fix this?
I have been extremely effected by the side effects.Mostly memory and spelling.I have tingling in the fingers and toes.I also have little appetite and have lost 17lbs.Witch is great for me. I am over weight.I am tired more than normal,but i did sleep alot due to migrains.I do have more side effects and stuff,but I wont over load you all at once.I know this sounds like alot, but it has gotten better as time goes on. I have started to level off and become more normal.
I am having extremely debilitating anxiety right now. Mild chest discomfort but I focus in on it so much that it becomes unbearable. I am always aware of my heartbeat and like above I focus in to it where it just drives me insane. I am expereincing undescribable levels of discomfort and I just dont understand whats wrong with me. My heart rate throughout the day is 90-100 bpm resting, and it shoots up even when I do simple tasks such as walking.
I have developed fatuige, irritablilty, hunger, and 20 pound weight gain. I have been going to the gym and eating healther, but the weight will not come off. I am stopping the pill after this cycle, hopefully my period wont screw up my vacation in January! I am just so glad that I am not crazy, everyone is telling me its not the pill, and I cant lose weight because Im lazy...
One thing I can add to this is that this happens right as I'm drifting off to sleep and I have the feeling like I'm physically falling and while I'm obviously not, my body reacts as if I am. Also - it's never a part of any dream - I'm not dreaming yet. It's right as I'm falling asleep. The adrenaline rush is very real - and very lasting though.
Now my therapist thinks I might have Adult ADD as well, what do you know. I've taken citalopram and buspirone for depression and anxiety. As I said, my dad was both physically and emotionally abusive with me when I was a child. I'm 31 now and still do it, but only while I'm alone. My boyfriend doesn't know I do it, although sometimes he rocks while holding me when we go to sleep (very sweet). I'm rocking now as I do this!
It just strated outta the blue I went to take a deep breath and i couldnt get that last bit of hair to satisfy the breath and this whole vicious cycle started. After that for about 2 years i was constantly taking deep breaths and not able to get a satisfied breath. I WAS CONSTANTLY YAWNING>SIGNING AND TAKIN UNSATISFIED DEEP BREATH ALL DAY LONG. I had reached the point when i was staying home in my bed just hoping i would die so it would stop. After 2 years or so it seemed to just go away.
Hi everyone! I have been TTC for 1 year and I am 7 days past ovulation. I took a test this morning (I know it is too early, but I couldn't help myself) and it was negative. For the past 2 days I have had a lot of clear/whiteish discharge, that is very runny (not a yeast infrction). Sorry to be so graphic, but I am hoping this could be cervical fluid from the implanation or some sign that I could be pregnant. Does anyone have any information on this that could help?
Hi everyone - I have just come across this forum - and would like to ask help and advice. I have been taking nurofen plus (ibuprofen + codeine sulphate 12.8 mg per tablet) for 5 years - I take about 24 tablets per day (all at once - like the feeling along with the pain killing effects) I must give these up - for I understand this is addiction - and must find another way to deal with pain. I guess nurofen is much like tylenol (2? 3? 4?) - dont know which one.
I'm 42yrs old, mother of adult son, but have had undiagnosed symptoms off and on for years. From Joint pain and swelling to lymph node swelling and tenderness to now currently weakness (heavy feeling) and constant tiredness. I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with a dead gallbladder which was removed...and it was dead. But now my PCP is testing for Autoimune and Viral/baterial infections: Mono, Lyme, Celiac and Lupus. I won't get the test results for another 24hrs or so.
They are not sharp pains but more of a constant 'throb' and can go on for hours. Pain relief medication does nothing and the only relief I can get at all is the application of something topical like '4-Head' or the American 'Head-On'. Although I have been a reasonably 'active' drinker in the past, if anything now, at the age of 61 (male), I rarely have more than two drinks at a time ... which is why I'm surprised at the onset of these headaches.
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