17 patient evaluations for Citalopram with a side effects rating of Severe

152 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (loss of balance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg One time
Advice & Tips: i feel nasua , i feel like i cant tell how i feel any more im on so many meds yeaaaaaa GINEEEEE PIGGGG
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: loss of balance

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constant hunger, sluggishness, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: tiredness, constant hunger, sluggishness

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Nov 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2010 (Started Apr 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 5, 2009 (Started Apr 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depression with anxiety)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: unexpected benefits for me have been weight loss due to loss of apetite. A big plus for me since I´ve gained so much weight with other meds that just won't come off. And no onther side effects really,wich is unexpected cus all thees stupid meds just give you problems after problems. but not citalopram, for me at least.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 18, 2010 (Started Feb 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (increased ataxia, tremors increased, racing mind, sleep problems, difficulty falling asleep, dry cough, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Now only 10 days on generic Celexa (switched to save money); was on Lexapro for 22 months, and never had such issues Now have major Insomnia (2 days & nights with only couple hours of fitful sleep), moderate dry throat (coughing), moderate racing thoughts, minor anxiety, noticeable increased intensity of MS symptoms (probably from lack of sleep). Skipped Celexa dose yesterday in effort to get sleep. Slept hard last night; still early in recovery today. Went back to Lexapro this morning. Called doctor's office to let them know.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty staying asleep, tremors increased, difficulty falling asleep, increased ataxia, dry cough, sleep problems, anxious mood, racing mind

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 x 10 mg/5 mL Daily
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 6, 2008 (Started Jul 06, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxiety and Depression)
  • Side effects
    Severe (reduced ability to feel, decreased sex drive (libido), teeth grinding (bruxism))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Initially, the Celexa had a very calming effect physically. It improved my sleep and reduced digestive disturbances. The side effects were a 90% loss of libido and sexual function, severe teeth grinding at night and a moderate loss of emotional "depth of feeling". The reason that I stopped treatment was that after 4 years, it stopped working.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido), reduced ability to feel, teeth grinding (bruxism)

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 7 of 17 patient evaluations for Citalopram