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Since how long had you been on this medication?
Since how long are you having these symptoms?
Do you have any other medical conditions?
Are you on any medications for anything?
I was on it for about three months, my primary just upped my dose to 40 mg from 20 about two weeks ago now. I have not taken it since Tuesday night. Hot flashes for about two weeks on and off, insomnia for four nights, went into the ER tuesday night for rapid heart rate and the insomnia. No other medical conditions except SAD, migraines and psiorasis
methotrexate for psiorasis, sumatriptan for migraines
alprazolam prn for panic attacks
so you have not been on the medication for three days?
Is that right?
why did you stop?
because of the racing heartbeat i experienced tuesday night and insomnia for four nights before that
I was told by the er physicians that I was experiencing a medication reaction from the citalopram
Now i am wondering i am still having the reaactions
Well, did you have symptoms prior to stopping the medications
or all these started after stopping the medications?
I only stopped the citalopram and did not have reactions mainly until last weekend
hot flashes on and off for about two weeks now
what is your age and gender please?
38 and femaqle
ok and you have regular menstrual cycle? is that right?
well, these symptoms that you are experiencing could be due to a medication reaction, I agree, in which case it usually takes about a week or two at the most to stop completely
so I could feel like this for another week yet
However, if these symptoms continue after that then you would have to consult your doctor for further evaluation of your condition.
okay thank you
and for the time being you can continue taking the alprazolam (xanax) as required
will that stop the hot flashes at all
it could stop the hot flashes but I would also like that you should have a thyroid function test done if you have not had one done already
already had that done and it was normal.
okay, thank you for your help
you are most welcome
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