citalopram

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Iv been on 10mg for a year now for my panic attacks had bad days and good days with them but on the whole ok i had only about 3 attacks so the doctor said i should slowly come of them so i had one every second day for a month then i started to feel very dizzy and sick then panic attacks started again went back to the doctor he told me to go to 20mg i said no as tried 20 made me really sick so i went back to 10 mg a day and touch would have no attacks except i still get dizzy and feel sick now and then just wish i could get back to being normal without taking pills

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    Hi there. You ned to wean yourself slowly. I was on these meds for 11 yrs and for about 10mths ('til last year) took the lowest dose every other day. I did have my wobbly moments but overcame them and am now "clean" so to speak! Your body needs to become accustomed slowly to being weaned off. You will have your "wobbly" days but trust me you WILL BE fine. Don't rush it. Good luck and always get back to us here as there are some GREAT experts around discussing this medication trust me. One big family, so feel free to express any other doubts as you will find you will loads and loads of advice and love! Truly, no joking. x
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    the withdrawal might take sometime to subside but treat each day as it comes !!

    For me I am off Cit for some 10 weeks and the withdrawal is still with me but deminishing slowly. Some days I think i have finally cracked withdrawal but the next day(s) i go backwards. What is for certain is that gradually I am recovering from Cit withdrawal.

    One thing I had heard is that exercise helps with the reduction of withdrawal as it somehow replaces the seretonin which has been effected by Cit. For me this was particularly dificult as one of the main side effects / withdrawal which Isufgfered from was lethargy. However i do like a game of golf which on the course I play is a quite a physical couse to walk / play and I thinkthat each time I do manage to play i feel the benefit on the day and the following day as well

    i hope this helps!

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    I agree with doloroso, the slower you come off them the better, just remember not to play golf on your "wobbly" days.. 😃

    Hope you feel better soon.

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