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Has anyone else craved crap food/not been able to eat on Citalopram?

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QueenStromba Sat 19-Oct-13 02:24:01

I went from 20mg to 30mg last week and since then I've found that I'm not really hungry for real food. I've been low carbing for a couple of years now for health reasons so normally don't eat or want processed/carby food. Since I've upped my Citalopram I've not really been hungry and the only decent meal I've managed was roast chicken, roast potatoes (which I wouldn't normally eat in large amounts) and gravy. I did venison steaks and veg for lunch which I'd normally love but I couldn't eat it and had fish fingers a few hours later because they were the only food in the house that I could face eating. If I eat too many carbs then I get terrible athlete's foot and thrush so I'm not able/willing to subsist on the diet that my body seems to want. I normally love my food so not wanting to eat real food is very strange for me. I could do with losing a few pounds so the reduction in calories won't be a bad thing but I do worry about the lack of nutrition.

Bubbless Sat 19-Oct-13 17:44:46

I've been on citalopram for many years and I've always had the 'not wanting real food problem'. Docs always suggested changing tablets but part of it was for anxiety and I can't deal with the stress if changing, might be an option for you though? Make sure you mention everything to the doc and see what they say..

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