Came off cit 10mg about a month ago don't know whether I've done the right thing?!!!!

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Been on cit 10mg for 16 months thought I was ok so started off just taking half for a week then stopped. Felt ok but the last few days seem to get emotional and cry at stupid things is this normal ? Don't really want to go back on them sad( anybody else felt like this? X 

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    Hi I did this with prozac and seemed fine then went downhill. You need your doctors help in reducing the dosage as it has to be done properly. I thought i didn't need them anymore but how wrong i was. I am now on Citalopram because of this and started panic attacks which i hadn't had before. Please get Doctors advice. Hope this helps.
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    I was feeling emotional early morning needs to cry a little, just knowing I would have to face the pile of stressfilled bouts I would have to go through before it even started, but I feel so much better, since I started on this little magic pill. However, I was told by my doctor, if I was going to make any changes in dosage or stop taking it altogether, I was to tell him first. Hope this helps? Hang in there.
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    Read the blogs and you can make your own mind up whether you want to take Citalopram!

    Personally, i would persevere or go back to your GP and request medication that has less severe side effects.

    best of luck.


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    Hi guys thanks for replying back to me. I have next week off work so going to see how I am if feeling a bit low etc will pay the docs a visit x 
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    Hi Jackie,

    I have just come across your discussion and wanted to let you know that i was on cit for 11 months after discussion with my loved ones and some deep consideration i decided to come off the pills completly. I know it goes against what the docs said and i probably made it harder for myself than i needed to but the only advice i can give you is to stick with it.

    My first few days of coming off werent too bad then i felt i hit rock bottom i diddnt even turn up to work for two days i stayed in bed with the curtains drawn feeling sorry for myself and crying at the most stupid things.

    I kept getting tingles through my head and like a jerking feeling in my body.

    I dont know how or when or where but i found the will power in myself to pull it together.

    I stopped relying on the pills and started asking myself why do i feel this way? and addressing those problems. i told myself that the bad thoughts or upset feelings i had were not mine and concentrated on the positives in my life.

    another thing i suffered with was a short temper i snapped at everyone over the slightest thing i found taking myself away from the situation until i had calmed down was the best thing to do and because i had talked about it with my closest i was lucky that they understood.

    I just want you to know that you are so much more than a pill, we both are, it's about learning to realise your own self worth and focusing on the positive, setting personal goals and finding enjoyment in achieving them however big or small.

    I have been off the citilopram for 7 months and i honestly feel like i have woken up from an 11 month sleep. i never realised the effects of the cit until i look back now. You have the right to be your own person and own your own thoughts i know it may seem hard now but i promise things will get better for you. Do not let yourself believe you need the cit to be happy all you need is you!

    i am sure us in this forum are willing to help one another along the way.

    i hope i have helped a little bit.

    Lauren =) xx

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