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Celexa (antidepressant ) side effects - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have just started taking 20mg of Celexa per day for anxiety. i have noticed a very stiff, rigid feeling when i stand up, and also when i walk around, there can be a bit of a burning sensation in my legs. i have a hell of a lot of muscle twitching and jerking, and I am getting even more anxious because of this! Are these things normal? Should I be concerned>
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Since when are you on these medications?
User :   27, male -- i just started, like 5 days ago. i was on Paxil CR (12.5mg per day) before that
Doctor :   For how long do these symptoms last?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes -- i'm not really sure how to answer that question
Doctor :   Celexa are known to cause side effects in some people especially during the beginning stages of the treatment.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Those can include exaggeration of anxiety symptoms.
Doctor :   Hence if these symptoms are lasting for a long time and are disturbing your daily activities, I would suggest you to report to your treating doctor for modification of the drug.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   nope, that was all
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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