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Hello, has anyone had acupuncture to treat anxiety and depression? I didn't realise this was an option but originally looked into it for relief from chronic jaw tension (a side-effect of Citalopram). I've been on and off Cit for over 8 years and only take 10mg which helps me to cope with day to day life. You can imagine how I felt when the chinese doctor told me he could treat my anxiety and help me come off the cit which he says is addictive. I was doing so well coming off Cit by halving the dose every day but then illness before Christmas set me back and withdrawal symptoms were awful. Then no acupuncture treatment for 4 weeks while doc went away for Christmas has meant withdrawal again and more time off work due to chronic insomnia caused by anxiety. Do I continue with the acupuncture or not? Family and friends can't understand why I want to come off Cit in the first place, but it's the side-effects I hate. It's been a real comfort reading about other people's experience of coming off Cit. I've only ever managed to do it for 4 months before going back on it. The acupuncture is costly so not sure whether to continue but the draw of coming off meds and feeling calmer, more energised plus sleeping well is so tempting (which I'm told the treatment will give me)...but is this not reality?!
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