Citalopram and eye pain

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I have finally weaned myself off ..from 40mg to zero..it's taken a year ..I have been free of the meds for 24 days..has anyone suffered with really bad eye pain either when taking the meds or when withdrawing ?

the last bit of withdrawal was difficult ..I almost gave in ..I was irritable ,nasty, weepy irrational ..but I stuck it out .I am hopeful the worst is over 

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    Oh Pat,that's fantastic. I remember withdrawal from cit very well.

    Luckily I was very stable by that point so I knew all that was happening was down to withdrawal. I think I had trembles for about 6 month after and my mum would break her heart because she thought I was in distress. Funny thing is,I wasn't. 

    I think I'd mastered the art of positive self talk. I was strong. It was no picnic that's for sure but I made it through xx

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      Thanks Gillian..did you have any eye pain?..mine was severe ..fortunately only the once..at least I hope I don't get it again ..it was scary 

      Glad you are out the other side of the tunnel..great eh ? Xx

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      Oh that was years ago chick......

      Im now recovering from a breakdown but hopefully I will have another success story to tell xx

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      Sorry to hear that Gillian.....our brains are too sensitive and we feel too much ..we just don't cope so well ..hope you soon feel stronger ..keep in touch 😃
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    Hi Pat, well done, i hope you will feel better for not needing meds anymore. I suffer from eye pain, i am on Citalopram. My eye pain was diagnosed by eye hospital after 3 years as eye migraine. This is not related to the meds as i have not been on them long. I was told it can be caused by tiredness. As you have only had it once i wouldn't worry, if you get it regular get it checked out.
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      Thank you for replying ..I have worried so much about it..ironically the citalopram was prescribed for headaches !!..I was told I was stressed ..I said I wasn't but GP insisted the tabs would make me better ..to begin with I guess they did ..but the increased dose was too much ..couldn't sleep and had severe sweating...hope you are ok on them ?

      best wishes. Pat

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    Hi Pat, i am only on 10mg as i found 20mg had to many side effects and this just takes the edge off for me. Only been taking them for about 4 months now. 
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      Hi Elizabeth ..I found when  I was reducing citalopram that 10mg suited me much better than the higher dose..if I ever need to go back on them I will stick at 10mg..hope you can stay on 10mg
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