I've posted lots of replies to people but this is the first topic I've initiated. So here goes . . .
So I started on Celexa, an SSRI, 3 weeks ago. I used 5mgs/day for the first week w/ very few side effects. Then I went to 10mgs/day. So I'm on day 17 at 10mgs. I've had some nausea, which is gone, and sleep problems which I expected (I've taken Celexa once before a few years ago). But what I didn't experience before is that I'm also having muscle twitches which are really more like muscle jerks. Single jerks of a muscle, almost like when you startle as you're falling asleep, but usually just in one muscle/area at a time i.e. my left foot, right arm, one hand, etc. For the most part, they only happen when I'm lying down and trying to go to sleep. I am able to get to sleep but sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night it's hard to get back to sleep while my muscles are jerking around.
I did have this sort of problem (but not to this degree) last year when I was anxious so it may just be the Celexa re-exacerbating the issue as I adjust to the meds?
My question is: have any of you had this happen when you were ramping up on your SSRI? If so, did the side effect go away and how long did it take? Should I be worried about it?
Thanks so much for your help!