[Help] citalopram experiences?

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Pryras

Pryras

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Was just prescribed citalopram and will be trying it out for the next several weeks.

From what I read, it seems like it puts you in a numb, dissociative type state. I’m worried, since I feel like that’s the last thing I need.

Loss of appetite/libido is whatever but the possible hallucinations freak me out. I already experience nightmares regularly so I don’t want to make them anymore vivid.

Your experiences with the medication?
 
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Gladtogo

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I've taken citalopram before. It definitely left me feeling slightly numb, I didn't expereince any hallucinations. I guess everyone's different in the way they react though. Like I said in another thread, if it numbs the pain for a bit, coupled with CBT it's worth a shot. It's not the solution in itself though, not for long term. Good luck with it, I hope they help.
 
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dysfunctional

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It made my depression insanely worse. But I have Bipolar. It pretty much put depression on fast forward for me. Bipolar “mixed state”. Horrific. Thought about suicide every second of every day, desperate to die. But this is specific to bipolar depression.
 
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CTB-London

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I found that Citalopram made me feel a bit wooly in the head and caused loss of already limited libido. I discontinued it because it did little for my depression that is situational in nature rather than clinical. Sertraline didn’t help either for the same reason.
 
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searchingfreedom

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I hated citalopram. It gave me the most vivid nightmares I've ever had and left me feeling like I was in a fog for the rest of the day that I couldn't shake off. Of course, some people have found it helpful but wow did I hate it lol. Really hope that you are having a positive experience with it so far! Just wasn't for me.
 
SuicidalSymphonies

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I hated citalopram. It gave me the most vivid nightmares I've ever had and left me feeling like I was in a fog for the rest of the day that I couldn't shake off. Of course, some people have found it helpful but wow did I hate it lol. Really hope that you are having a positive experience with it so far! Just wasn't for me.
Oh man... The nightmares when I was on citalopram. I can totally resonate with this.

Nightmares so bad that I woke up, paranoid. And was basically schizoaffective until I had no choice but to move home because I was mentally shattered.

However, the drug can work differently for everyone.. But my experience was complete torture. It didn't make me any less depressed either. It was the first antidepressant I ever went on.
 
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Shamana

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It definitely made me numb and killed off my sexdrive and function.
 
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