Citalopram zombie

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Anyone else using Citalopram during TX? I took 20mg for three days.. I felt like I was on another planet?
My boyfriend started taking Citalopram, 20mg/daily, back in June of 08. His Dr. recommended that he take something for depression since he had recently quit drinking. He had a few side effects for the first couple of weeks but other then that, he was doing great. About 2 months ago he started to get really strange. He moved out of our apartment and in with a friend of his who drinks and does drugs, for no reason at all. It really upset me and he just didn't care.
Hello, I am taking citalopram & venlafaxine together for depression, I am also taking Relpax & verapamil for headaches. I also have a Mild Traumatic Brain injury. I now feel like a zombie, I am sleeping 12 to 14 hours a day and when I wake up I can't get my body to move. it takes me a half an hour to completely open my eyes and move my arms and legs they feel like weights. All day long I feel like a zombie. My blood pressure is 114/75 sitting but drops to 89/71 when I stand.
i haven't been feeling 100%, my moods been like a yo yo, i'm sometimes extremely irritated and I've felt...like a sluggish zombie. My chest however has been the biggest annoyance!!, i'm experiencing...heart tremors?, fluttering and maybe missed beats?, when it happens it feels like my heart hiccuped or something, the sensation feels like a twitch or rapid tick on the inside and i feels like i need to cough.
I have been to the doc and she found liquid in my ear and thought this was causing my brain fog (hard to concentrate, lightheaded, hard to focus, memory is off, feel like a zombie) well she gave me nasal spray and sudafed and that did nothing for the fog.
Hello, I am taking citalopram & venlafaxine together for depression, I am also taking Relpax and verapamil for headaches. I also have a Mild Traumatic Brain injury. I now feel like a zombie, I am sleeping 12 to 14 hours a day and when I wake up I can't get my body to move. it takes me a half an hour to completely open my eyes and move my arms and legs they feel like weights. All day long I feel like a zombie. My blood pressure is 114/75 sitting but drops to 89/71 when I stand.
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.
we have tried several meds. currently he is on 50 mg of vyvanse, 40 mg of citalopram and 2mg of abilify a day. his behavior is beyond horrible. should i just take him off meds?
Like no weight gain and sexual disfuction. I can't take Wellbutrin. Paxil took my life away for ten years, I gained weight and was a zombie in bed all the time. Can my Lamictal be increased and maybe a new anxiety med. I take only 10 mg of Elavil for Fibromyalgia. Desperate in AZ.
but will they cause the sleep side effects? Don't want to trade off being a zombie just to feel nothing. Also, from what I remember Wellbutrin helped (that was a year or so ago); also Cymbalta. When I was on them I remember I was able to get out of bed at 6:30 AM to start my day. I'm looking for something here becuase I know I need something....but what? Any suggestions?
I actually have an exercise ECG a week on Wednesday (second one). Doc started me on Domperadone about a 2 weeks ago and citalopram 4 days ago. Ive had recent blood tests for diabetes, thyroid and cholesterol, normal too. Total cholesterol is 4.3 Yesterday I got the most awful sensation of heat in my chest, eminating from just below my throat and spreading accross the middle of my chest, it felt like you would imagine it would feel if someone was pouring quite warm liquid onto my chest.
The reason that I have a fear of more memory damage or brain damage from certain meds is that while searching for medications to help with memory I have come across information that certain medications like aderall and others can actually cause memory damage with long term use, plus I already have memory problems due to SCT, long term uncontrolled diabetes, major depression which is being treated with citalopram, hypothyroidism and long term untreated ADD or what I believe is SCT because I fit
im takein citalopram 10mg ive been on them for 2 weeks now the frst week i felt like total **** the next week i started havein this weird feelin wheir i feel like im in a dream world feel light headed its horrible
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.
The reason that I have a fear of more memory damage or brain damage from certain meds is that while searching for medications to help with memory I have come across information that certain medications like aderall and others can actually cause memory damage with long term use, plus I already have memory problems due to SCT, long term uncontrolled type 1 diabetes, but is now controlled with insulin, major depression which is being treated with citalopram, hypothyroidism which is being treated w
Hi, I'm on Citalopram also ---for 7 years, (citalopram is otherwise known as CELEXA) and aside for a few minor side-effects, which we've discussed on other threads, I really like Celexa. Celexa doesn't make me dizzy or shaky , which is great. Also, I'm not in a fog when I take it. I tried Paxil once, for example, and it turned me into a zombie, so my Doc switched me to Zoloft right away (for 5 years), and then Celexa---however everybody is different, so we all react differently .
When i went to partys id usually be on soboxone, or ecstasy and drink and my anxiety would be whipped away, even just soboxone wipes it away So then he changed the propanol to clonidine and also prescribed me gabepentin 300 well the clonidine got dropped because it didnt do anything and i kept the gabepentin upped it to 800 because even though it didnt help that much just made me mildly better id rather have it then not then he put me on seroquel 300 mg a day.
I have also heard from others that have taken it that it made them zombie like. I am leary on taking it since I am already lethargic and have no energy. I will be taking the effexor along with it, but will it help my lack of energy and increase my motivation?
she wont give me them coz she says they are addictive ive tried prozac, paxil, zoloft, citalopram, nefazadone, and a couple of others. i meant the only thing so far................. im having to change psychiatrist at the moment because of the way she has been towards me.........i have a lot of support in doing this.....its not just my paranoia.........others are disgusted at the treatment i have had to put up with. i dont want to doctor shop........i just want some help!
I was taking Citalopram/Celexa (10mg per day) for a year and a bit prior to conceiving my second son last year. I had health anxiety which is why my GP put me on it. I did therapy and worked through my problems, enough to feel well enough to go off of the Celexa. I had discussed trying to conceive with my doctor and he indicated that it would be better for me to be on the med while TTC - if I felt as though I still needed it.
I initially started Citalopram (SSRI) on May 30th and 31st, but then switched to I Cymbalta (SNRI) 30mg (because I heard that it can also help with nerve pain) on June 1 and stopped taking it 6 days later, because I was a little scared of the side effects that were happening to my body. I stopped cold turkey after the 6 days thinking that it shouldn't be a problem since I wasn't on it that long.
I've tried many - seroquel, depakote, mertazapine, citalopram, and others the names I've forgotten. It can take a fair few attempts to find the one that suits you, we all react differently. If its been more than a couple of weeks then go back and speak to your doc.
Okay, when I first got anxiety, my doctor put me on 10 mg paxil, I started out on it, I felt like a zombie, (it wasn't bad) all my symptoms went away, i started to feel semi-normal, they upped my dosage to 20 mg because it started to NOT work, then 30, then 40. 40 was alright for a while, I dont remember how long I was on it.
My doctor has prescribed to me provigil to relieve the feeling of constantly feeling tired and sleepy, but I am not sure it will help with memory retention and memory retrieval, so I was looking to also add something else to stabilize my memory.
thanks for the replies The feeling i have is like my stomach is twisted in an area for the whole day.Ive had this feeling for almost a whole year,it has never changed.the medication i was taking is called for the "AM" was Ratio-Citalopram in the "PM" i took Novo Lorazem and for my stomach was Nexium,all 3 of these I have no clue what they are.im not one to know medical stuff,I just wanted to be fixed.
I am no longer a sleeping zombie i laugh cry and feel. I am getting to know Lorraine again it's abit like learning to walk again. I no longer lie in bed worrying about what ive got to do or spend days in bed. I feel i can cope better it's not 100 per cent but i am getting there. These tablets can eventually cause Alzheimers. Take care and Let me know how you get on !!
I never take more then the prescribed daily dose (at most half at a time), and I'm taking AD (Citalopram 20mg) as well. I know that they both affect entirely different receptors, but I'm just wondering. For those of you who don't know this is my 7th day quitting from a couple months of 20-40mg hydrocodone daily (with a couple three day breaks in between) followed by a sharp spike up to 120-200mg daily before finally quitting cold turkey.
often impossible. No anger or awkwardness, just a lovely positive talk. First night not taking Citalopram too after Dr recommended I come off them, but I missed a tablet the other night with no other effects, so my optimism can't be because of that. Apparently, it takes a week for the drug to properly leave your system.. again, maybe it will be a placebo effect, but I hated that stuff, I'm hoping I don't have to live as a zombie anymore. Determined to be productive today!
Also just started citalopram from his GP for mood swings. Need input so when I talk to the neurologist today with some questions!
Hey yeah I know it doesnt make any sense, I am a nursing student right now and I understand the importance of taking thyroid medication on a regular basis, but once I had that panic attack all of a sudden the doctors told me to just relax and not take anything for a week.
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