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Question: Odd Loss of Feeling on Waking

 xeryph - Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:12 am

I've recently started taking Celexa for anxiety, and I don't know if this is related or not, but I've been waking up with numbness and weakness. My arms are partial immobile upon waking for about 5-10 seconds. I know there's no lack of circulation, I can tell the difference. My legs also feel weak when I get up to walk. This has been waking me up prematurely for the past few mornings. These symptoms spur up considerable anxiety, which then prevents me from returning to bed. This is greatly disconcerting, as I'm not sure if it's the medication or an underlying neurological problem. Any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:14 pm

User avatar Hi xeryph,
Some of the side effects of the medication Celexa may be weakness, stiff muscles, irregular heartbeats, headaches, confusion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc., etc. If you are still experiencing symptoms contact your primary care provider and make them aware of your symptoms and concerns. Sometimes side effects of medications are temporary but you would certainly want to inform them of what you're experiencing so appropriate interventions can be initiated. Best wishes!
Theresa Jones, RN


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