me and citalopram

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jimboony
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   Posted 2/1/2007 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
hi all,
 
i just have a question about citalopram.i have only just started to take it, but am experiencing a really tight jaw and the nasty lock jaw and grinding of teeth. has anyone else experienced this at all?? online i have only found 1 site that states this as a infrequent side effect, im not sure if it will wear off or what over time as i get use to the medication, any info is appreciated
 
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   Posted 2/1/2007 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I jim
I would contact your doctor right away. I have never taken that med. But if someone has reported having that side effect then I would be very concerned. Don't let it go on until it gets worse.
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Geebs
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   Posted 2/1/2007 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Jaw clenching and teeth grinding can be a side effect of the SSRIs like citalopram. It can also be a result of chronic anxiety or initial stimultaion from the drug itself.

I would contact your doctor to discuss the issue.

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   Posted 2/1/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Geebs is right, jaw clenching can be a side effect of ssri's but I think that you should contact your doctor and report this side effect to him just to be on the safe side.  Its always better to check these things out.
 
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jimboony
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   Posted 2/1/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry about breaking the rules.

i will go find out more about it, id have been more worried if it wasnt listed as a side effect, but as it is i may give it a day or two then consult my doctor, many thanks

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 2/1/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't worry. 
 
Let us know how you get on and take care.

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bluemeanies
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   Posted 2/2/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on ssri's for years and developed jaw problems a couple of years ago. I never knew it could be partly related to the drugs.

Geebs
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   Posted 2/2/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
It doesn't usually happen, but it's a possibility, especially if you've been on higher doses for a long time. No one knows why this occurs.

Sometimes a lower dose can get rid of a side effect, while still providing good effectiveness. It's definitely worth a discussion with the doctor.

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   Posted 2/2/2007 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Please do contact your doctor as soon as possible ...
We are a support system hun not professionals and I think this might be one for the pro's
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