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I came off citalopram 10mg (on them 7 years) and propranolol 40mg (10+ years) on 17 December 2016 and the withdrawal effects were pretty awful. All of 2017 has seen me waking with headaches and the dentist confirms I grind my teeth. Thinking maybe Citalopram would help me relax, I asked to be put back on them and for 3 weeks on 20mg (double my previous dose) I have felt dreadful, sweating at night and still had the headaches. I have since researched Citalopram and see that they can CAUSE bruxism, not alleviate it! I have suffered with teeth grinding for - coincidentally? - 7 years. I had been taking Citalopram for 7 years. Hmmm....
So on 13 December 2017, nearly 3 weeks ago, I stopped Citalopram 20mg and figured as I had only been on them for 3 weeks I didn't need to taper the dose. Everything seemed fine - a diary entry on Xmas Day says No Headaches on waking at last! But in the last 3 days the tension headache is back and always in the right temple area. The headaches are exactly the same as the ones I suffered after I tapered off them last time. They reduced in severity around February 2017, 3 months after taking the last Citalopram.
Can you get withdrawal symptoms from stopping immediately 20mg Citalopram after only being on them (this time) for 3 weeks?
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