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  • Helped me during a difficult separation. However, I no longer felt motivated. Switched to taking it at night due to drowsiness, and I gained 10 pounds. Weaned myself off 5 months ago, terrible side effects and can't lose the weight.
    Age: 49
    Gender: woman
    Duration taken: two years or more
  • Did not work for me; in fact, made me feel worse and suicidal for a couple of weeks, with much more wild mood swings. Switched to Wellbutrin which was much better.
    Age: 23
    Gender: man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: a month or so
  • I gained a lot of weight but I'm alive. And my suicidal depression had no cure until Citalopram.
    Age: 32
    Gender: man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: two years or more
  • Be patient for the first few weeks. It takes a while to kick-in
    Age: 34
    Gender: woman
    Taken for: Panic disorder
    Duration taken: a year or so
  • Had to take it before bed or would be tired all day. First couple nights it gave me insomnia, but this passed.
    Age: 23
    Gender: man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: a few months
  • Take it in the morning with something to eat, this helps negate the nausea (which is a common side effect). When ending your course, taper off instead of stopping cold turkey, otherwise you run the risk of withdrawal.
    Age: 23
    Gender: man
    Taken for: Panic disorder
    Duration taken: a month or so
  • The first and most noticeable side effect for me was drowsiness. This effect fades with prolonged use. Otherwise citalopram has, for me, the lowest occurrence of side effects of any antidepressant I've tried, including Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, and Effexor. Did not cause sexual side effects for me. Does cause excessive sweating, but nothing that an extra strength anti-perspirant and baby powder can't handle.
    Age: 35
    Gender: woman
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: two years or more
  • It killed my sex drive and did nothing for my anxiety, so I stopped after about four months. Don't hesitate to tell your doctor it isn't working. There are other options.
    Age: 22
    Gender: woman
    Taken for: Panic disorder
    Duration taken: a few months
  • Pros: I stopped biting my nails suddenly when I started this medication. I had done this since age 4 and have completely stopped. Cons: Withdrawal is HORRIBLE. Even a few skipped doses can be incapacitating.
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: two years or more
  • Drug saved my life, but serious sexual side effects.
    Age: 33
    Gender: woman
    Taken for: Panic disorder
    Duration taken: a year or so