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Hello everyone... i got off of citalopram in January 2019 and it seemed like i never got better or recovered from it. Most people looked at me like I was crazy, or simply was just making it up. In july of 2019 I had my doctor check my vitamin D level and found that i had a severe deficiency that was causing a myriad of different ailments. A few of the biggest symptoms that i had was depression, anxiety, and EXTREME fatigue, along with a laundry list of other symptoms. Now i know you may be thinking well that is just the case with myself and not you. Unfortunately, after an extreme amount of research and studying all about vitamin D in school..... i learned that almost 70% of the population has low levels of vitamin D due to us in the US living further from the equator.... meaning we do not receive NEARLY as much sun as we should. And of course our busy lifestyles prevent us from getting enough sun exposure even if we were closer to the equator. Many people do not know this because your vitamin D level is not checked with your regular blood panel work. I advise you, and many others on here, to get your vitamin D levels checked. Ask your doctor for a vitamin D, 25-hydroxy test. Being low in vitamin D can cause more complications than you can even begin to imagine. And one thing that is a huge bummer is not all doctors know to check your vitamin D level. Unfortunately, in just recent years, we are starting to learn more and more about vitamin D. Surprisingly, vitamin D is actually not even a vitamin, it is a steroid pro hormone. It is only called a vitamin because when it was first discovered they were not aware of what it truly was and thought it was just another vitamin. Vitamin D is EXTREMELY important for your body and EVERY single cell in your body needs vitamin D to work properly! I have spoken to many people with this deficiency (even on vitamin D forums on this site) that were not even able to get out of bed and it unfortunately is a long road to recovery once you get low so its best to start on the path to recovering right away! I could not believe this was what was going on with me as I thought I was 100% positive it all had to do with the medication I had stopped. If any of you get your results back and find that you are low feel free to shoot me a message. I know so much about this topic and would love to help whoever may need it.
Hope the best for you all and talk soon,
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