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I understand your concerns. It's likely the problems you have are secondary to citalopram. Some people can present symptoms like the one you have. There is no permanent damage from citalopram. After you stop the medication your symptoms will likely resolve in the next couple of weeks. Let me know if you have any other questions. Please rate my answer.
My suggestion is that you see a psychiatrist, as they work with the medications daily.
Simply stopping the citalopram will not correct the social anxiety.
Also, you need a complete evaluation of these symptoms. Your doctor has put you on an antipsychotic, which is a much more high powered med, and I would not agree with this without a diagnosis, as it is not indicated for social anxiety, it is a mood stabilizer and anti psychotic.
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They can be a side effect.
In which case the drug can easily be changed.
Talk with the prescribing doctor asap.
I would recommend that you talk to your doctor about stopping the drug and restarting
these are dangerous effects
Yes I see these side effects commonly
They will go away
I'm sure of it
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