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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Have been prescribed citalopram (1x20mg daily) 11 days ago,

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Have been prescribed citalopram (1x20mg daily) 11 days ago, and having unbearable frequent headaches and very disturbed sleep. I am 70 in June and just feel life ebbing away. Have taken 2xparacetamol with no effect. Spending do much time in bed as no enthusiasm nor energy to get moving. Please please help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. Sorry to hear about this.

Are you asking if the headaches and sleep problem are from the citalopram?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Actually all the problems you mentioned are side effects of the citalopram Jean. I'm not your doctor, but, if I were and you told me about this I'd have you stop the medication right away. If you do, these side effects should resolve in about one or two days
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Sorry Jean but that was my answer--that you should stop the medication. But is there more information you needed?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No thank you. Have now stpped medication after calling out duty doctor locally.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Take care