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Antidepressants tablets

lookingforadvice Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I m a 58 year old lady, I was having a few life issue and found myself getting very low I went to the doctors and the put me on a antidepressants called citalopram a couple of years ago.
They never told me the side effects or any info on what would happen  if I took them. 
I trusted the doctors so I started to take them and I started the tablets and my sleep got bad, I couldn't sleep but before taking the tablets my sleeps was good.
I noticed a few other changes too. 
I was wondering if anyone else has experience sleep lose or any other side effect from take citalopram.
Thank you in advance. 


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 55,184 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2023
    There's usually lots of side effects when taking medication. Some are affected more than others. If you've been taking this medication for 2 years have you ever spoke to your GP about the side effects? If you haven't and have any concerns then you should speak to them.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @lookingforadvice,

    Welcome to the community! :) Hope you are well today?

    I echo Poppy, that it is something to speak to your GP about. Maybe they can recommend something else which wouldn't effect your sleep. 
    Hannah - She / Her

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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