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involuntary body jerks

Hi!  I am new to this web-sites so forgive my mistakes.  I was just wondering if anyone out there experiences involuntary jerking movements in different parts of your body.  I wouldn't necessarily call them "tremors" more like just an occational jerk here and there several times a day.  I started taking celexa about 5 months ago for mild depression and more recently phentermine for weight loss but these jerking movements were happening way before the phentermine.  Can't seem to relate anything else to it.  Is it possible the Celexa could cause that?  Just curious if anyone else has had or ever had that before.  Thanks!
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Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Yes, involuntary jerky movements can be due to Celexa. Ask for a dose adjustment or switch to another drug and see. Do this under the supervision of a doctor.
If this does not help, I would suggest you get the blood levels of the following checked if they have not already been checked: potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, or vitamins B1, B3, or B6 and Vitamin D. Generally deficiencies of any of the above can cause muscle twitching and spasms in localized or generalized areas of the body. Get your kidney function, parathyroid gland function and adrenal function tests done because these affect the electrolyte balance in the body. Stress, alcohol, caffeine and fatigue all cause similar symptoms. Certain sleep disorders and peripheral nerve disorders due to diabetes or hypothyroidism can also be the cause.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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Thank you so much for a quick response!  I was pleased this morning to look on here and see someone had already answered back!  I will have those checked out if they haven't been already.  I see my doctor in 2 weeks for some follow up blood work she had done a few weeks ago.  I will ask her specifically if those have been checked and mention of course the jerking.  It's not a bothersome thing but I'm just aware of it.  I will check back in with you after I find something out.  Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend!
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Hi, as usual I have nothing really useful to contribute, only that I too have involuntary twitching from Celexa (but I call it Citalopram).  :)
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Hi!  Thanks for your comment.  It's interesting to know if others experience that.  Oh and actually mine are the Citalopram too which I was told was the generic for Celexa.
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