125 patient evaluations for Citalopram

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Sep 3, 2010 (Started Oct 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constant tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My experience: 1) Very easy for me to take, I can't live without them, unfortunately 2) Yes, I got very happy and in a very good mood, almost always 3) Sometimes I got very tired, and this was a rather big problem at the first time
Side effects: constant tiredness

Apr 16, 2009 (Started Oct 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It will help you! A lot!
Side effects: constant tiredness

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 9, 2012 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (difficulty staying asleep, unrefreshing or poor sleep, nausea, vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 11, 2012 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (difficulty staying asleep, unrefreshing or poor sleep, nausea, vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This worked fairly well on my fibro, but the side effects were awful. Even with a sleeping pill, I spent half the night awake or in restless sleep, and most of the day moving like a zombie due to lack of sleep. Even when I *did* sleep, the dreams were so vivid and realistic, it was like I was awake anyway. I was beginning to lose my mind because of the sleep loss. I tried stopping it before, then starting it when I had another bad flare, but the sleep loss was just too much for me to handle.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 9, 2011 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (difficulty staying asleep, unrefreshing or poor sleep, nausea, vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 28, 2011 (Started Aug 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty staying asleep, unrefreshing or poor sleep, nausea, vivid dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 9, 2008 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 24, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 3, 2010 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (craving carbs, anxiety while in public or large crowds, craving sweets, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, craving carbs, craving sweets, anxiety while in public or large crowds

May 12, 2010 (Started May 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (craving carbs, anxiety while in public or large crowds, craving sweets, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have to kep it right where my coffee cups are so that I take it regularly, and i have to take it one hour before I eat or two hours after I eat. That can be problematic at times. It helps the depression mostly, but does not help the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, craving carbs, craving sweets, anxiety while in public or large crowds

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2011 (Started May 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 27, 2010 (Started Dec 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2011 (Started Jan 27, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 11, 2013 (Started Jun 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2014 (Started Feb 05, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stomach discomfort)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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