About coming off Citalopram

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Im on citalopram 10mg about 6 days. Today i talk to my doctor, i ask him about coming off Citalopram, do i need to coming off slowly, and he said you dont have enough longer to take this medications and dont need to coming off slowly, you just need to stop taking them. Anyone experienced to coming  off this medications after few days? i dont take any other drepession medications before. Thank you very much.

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    Can I ask why you're coming off after 6 days?  It takes much longer for you to reap the benefits of this medication.  
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    Same reason - side effects, length of time and dose as you, personally just stopped as GP said could, was OK and had no problems. Everyone is different though.
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    I believe your doctor is correct Ryan, stopping taking it after such a short time shouldnt give you too many issues and certainly nothing as bad as the side effects you're experiencing.  I stopped due to an allergic reaction after about a month on a higher dose and I don't remember having much in the way of withdrawal symptoms at all, I was just so grateful to feel better after feeling so ill whilst taking it.
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