accidental SSRI discontinuation syndrome

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I'm very new here, so I hope I'm expressing this correctly.

I had a bad back and was home sick for about a week. It just so happens that my Citalopram tablets were in the office and I ran out at home for 4 days. I was shocked by fact that I was VERY SAD, AGGRESSIVE and MOODY for days.

I just returned to work and continued the medication. Will it take time for me to get back to a normal mood?

Thank you

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    I dont know much about citalopram but it is surprising how quickly we start feeling bad without out AD's

    I missed mine for 4 days due to a severe stomach bug once and I was climbing the walls by day 4.  It took me about a week to get back to mnormal.

    But just like everything with mental health everyone is differentbiggrin

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      Something similar happened to me when I was on venlafaxine previously. I ended up hardly being able to get out of bed to the bathroom without feeling my way along the walls. I had a thumping headache and (I think) the only migraine I have ever had, I've heard people say this is like watching a train going past but it was a downwards vertical movement. It was awful and is part of the reason that I did not want to start on the venlafaxine again this time. Although it has helped me mentally (by no means perfect!), it does not suit me well physically.
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      Thanks Fiore. I'm getting better again. I have to be careful next time so I don't run out of medicine at home. You may want to talk to your doctor if your medication and/or dosage is ok or needs changing. I hope you're doing fine.

      I'll be praying for you.

      Kirk  :-)

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