Citalopram and ptsd

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My question is if anyone else has had PTSD and depression and how long the recovery takes and once you have got them do you always have them?
Hi my name is Luke and I am 24 years old and an Iraq veteran. I spent 4 years in the marines and have been out for about 3 years but have recently been afflicted with seizures, two in one day actually. This is the first time that I know of that I have ever had this issue so it is a bit alarming. I was put on keppra for the next year but I read on another ptsd related seizure post that for non epileptic seizures such as mine, anti seizure meds are pointless.
My son in law returned from Iraq (Air Force) and has been diagnosed with PTSD. He is very intelligent and was treated for ADHD as a child. Since coming back to his wife and children he exhibits signs of depression, anxiety, agoraphobia and, recently, spasms on one side of his body. As far as I know he didn't sustain a head injury, though, he was close to several IED explosions. The AF MD has him on Prozac which I think is the wrong drug.
3 bpm for placebo and (2) an increase in QTc interval of 3.9 msec for LEXAPRO and 3.7 msec for racemic citalopram, compared to 0.5 msec for placebo. Neither LEXAPRO nor racemic citalopram were associated with the development of clinically significant ECG abnormalities. Do you think an increase of 3.9 QTc is of any significance. I just do not know how long I can live like this yet do not want to take these the rest of my life.
My blood pressure has always been low but in the last 8 months or so ive been having readings around 108/51 or as low as 96/44 and im wondering if lexapro could have made my b.p even lower than normal and want to know how dangerous this is. I do get lightheaded a lot and wondering what other symptoms could b related to this.
I am a 65 year old male, in good physical health, with a high exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam. I take Lisinopril to control blood pressure, and citalopram to help with PTSD. For the last month I experience a shaking or vibration inside of me when I wake, or if I cough while laying down. It is a strange sensation. It is short lived each time.
I fired my med manager for I was on 8 different meds at once. I am BiPolar, ADD, PTSD and have totaled 3 new cars in one year and have had 21 minor mishaps on the road. I could go on and on. Is there anyone out there who have experienced such a life changing thing? Thank you for listening.
I am so worried that it is something so serious. I have seen 4 different doctors and had blood work and urinalysis done and always given anxiety as diagnosis. I am currently taking lexapro for about 3 weeks now.. seems to help a little but annoying head pressure/pain will not seem to go away. Does anyone have any advice?
or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety course...it while irritating, maybe even maddening...it is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
i was diagnosed with sleep insomnia, ptsd, panic disorder, and major depresive disorder a little over a yr. ago. at first, the dr's just had me on a low dose of zoloft to see if it would help. tho it did help with the depression and a little with the anxiety, i still couldn't sleep. after raising the dose of my zoloft a few more times, and trying seroquil, the dr's finally put me on ambien when i couldn't sleep. i'm now steady on 100mg of zoloft daily, and 5mg of ambien nightly.
I've been taking Citalopram (Celexa) for a couple months now for PTSD and it's great stuff. My Dr. switched me from Zoloft because it wasn't cutting it. I can relate to the anxiety coming off Sub. I thought that I was going to have a mental break more than once.......
57 yo retired mil with PTSD (field medic) and very rapid memory loss over past 3 months. I mean very rapid and getting worse. Taking Citalopram and Trazadone. Also increasing hand tremors. Tinnitus extreme with increase symptoms when moving eyes up, down L-R. No effect when eyes closed though.
I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ptsd. my inital diagnoses was did (disociative personality disorder). I am not sure what is exactly wrong with me and i am convinced that my doctors are not completely sure either. i currently take: * lamictal *citalopram *xanex *risperdone *ambien... its still hard to focus but its a different impedement on the meds its not the same kind of distraction or process. i want to stop taking them but i know how bad things are when i am not on them.
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
Also my abdomen and my chest are very painful under pressure too. I have bad breath too, and diarrhea and nausea occasionally. I'm very stiff in the mornings and evenings, and I often feel foggy/confused/unable to concentrate. The muscle aches seem to be spreading but I'm not sure if I'm imagining that? I could feel aches behind my eyes. I've also experienced some numbness in my fingers, and occasionally the lips. I'm just fed up of feeling exhausted and in pain.
It worked really well for the depression and for ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) I was then given amitriptilline which also worked well for depression. There are many kinds of antidepressants and the different kinds work differently. I hope this helps some. Good luck and God bless.
It was the worst feeling in the world and I think I have PTSD from it. I called my Dr.'s office back and they have now scheduled me for a CT Scan and to take a Xanax before had. I have never taken Xanax before, so I am wondering if anyone out there knows if this will help with the anxiety? I've had CT Scans before, but my heart starts racing so bad from worrying and it so unpleasant. I am hoping the Xanax will help me stay calm and not have my heart race like that.
I am getting married in a few months. Last week I was at a bar (w/o fiance) and drank much alcohol after taking much Xanax (prescribed for PTSD). At about 1:30am everything completely blacked out. I don't remember a thing until waking up the next morning. Complete amnesia. For some reason I am feeling guilty that I did something bad, something that would really hurt my fiance, but I have no clue what.
Attacks could last minutes or hours and any combination of symptoms would happen. And in between attacks, my heart would regularly do many strange things - tachy, brady, irregular rhythm, extremely forceful beats, 'flip-flopping' feelings, etc. I also sometimes experienced a sensation of the heart stopping and restarting - immediately after the restart I would feel a MASSIVE, uncomfortable surge of adrenaline and the heart would beat very fast for a little while.
I don't see or hear anything out of the ordinary though. I went to see psychiatrist and he prescribed me citalopram for anxiety. is it anxiety I'm suffering from? Do I have to take these pills? The side effects are terrible.
I also have PTSD, and severe osteoporosis, so I have a lot of pain meds., I take when required. What is Complicated Grief, I have never heard of that either? Well, for sure I think I will drop the 100mg of Seroquel at noon, that may help with my fatigue. I dont have a psyciatrist yet, I am waiting to be approved for disability, so all the meds I take are from my GP.
My very first panic attack ten years ago was because of a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic that contained sulfa. My panic disorder and PTSD are a result of an abusive marriage and a crazy husband who was putting drugs in my food. I was able to leave him, start my life over, had cognitive behavioral therapy, and have had minimal panic attacks over the past six years. This past year the panic attacks have started up and are far worse than they have ever been.
(twice a day) Once it has reached therapeutic levels, you will always have some in your body as a reserve to control anxiety, unlike the Xanax and Ativan which must be dosed every 4-6 hours to prevent rebound anxiety. The citalopram (Celexa) will take about a month before it reaches therapeutic levels in your system, so you need to give that some time to build up.
Hello, my name is Cynthia. I am 17. I am clinically depressed, and suffer from up to 4 panic attacks daily. I hate myself, and everything around me. I have a list of medicines I am on: Xanax, Citalopram, Lamactil, Ambien, the list goes on. The list for my diagnoses is just as bad: PTSD, Agoraphobia, Anxiety Disorder, Clinical Depression, insomnia,etc. You see, when I was young I was molested by my older cousin. He terrified me, to the point that I have been afraid of men.
With my second however it was a different story i ended up in a mother and baby unit for 5months initially with psychosis but then once reality came back I was motified what had happened and what my husband said i was like and I also ended up having flashbacks of previous abuse and was headbanging to try and get these thoughts out of my head.
im trapped in my own mind set! And no one is helping me i need to either get over this once and for all or TRY to get my mom to get me meds for the 100th time! HELP! Please!
I do have hypothyroidism but I take thyroxine which regulates it so this shouldn't be the cause either. I have had PTSD for many years and I currently take the following medications daily : 100mcg thyroxine, 150mg x 2 depakote, 40mg Citalopram and 5mg x 3 of diazepam. Should I be returning to the doctors again to question my heart beat? Or does everyone's heart beat fluctuate. Some days it sits at a normal 70 - 75bmp other days 54. So very confused.
I don't want to spend the rest of my life with a woman but I know that people are gay and can't help it but I have been straight all my life until that kiss happened and I'm 18. Can you really turn gay? I am on citalopram and do CBT. Also, my brain is now telling me that I want to be a boy and it's killing me.. I HATE IT :( I am such a girly girl and have been all my life. It's so upsetting, what should I do?
so sorry to hear your having a hard time , and i know how it is to have anxiety and need help, i take ativan when needed , but the one i would take if i had all the time would be klonopin its a great med and it workd for most. have to tried to change drs, most dr want you to take a ssri, they think they are great i will not take them. i tell them they make me sick, so i get the ativan/klonopin meds i went to a med first and got mine, now my dr gives them to me if i need them.
It started off with Panic and Anxiety attacks. Then went to Depression and Bi polar disorder with Psychotic features and last but not least I was diagnosed with PTSD. In 2001 I was 160lbs. I now weigh 200 lbs. I don't know where the weight came from or why I can't lose it. I have been on all kinds of medications over the years, but the medications I'm on presently, I've been on for 3 yrs or more now. It's what works for me. I look like I have beer belly. I don't like the way I look at all.
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