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Hi there. I'm a 43 year old woman who has been prescribed 20mg of citalopram for the last 7 years. I used to weigh 115 lbs and was a size 8.... Since taking it year by year I have put on weight and now weigh 10st 3lbs - size 12-14. It's so upsetting as I no way over eat. I excersise loads: body pump, running, freestyle swimming - 100 lengths of 25m pool.... I have a super active lifestyle working out in the community as a music therapist - carrying heavy gear and constantly on the move. I don't like being on the drug but doctors seem to encourage just staying on it. I have tried to come off slowly before but the side effects were too much. That said - I can't do this anymore.... I want my mind and body back. My energy and vitality too. 10 days ago I began reducing my dose to around 15mg. I am feeling quite strange but it's not undo-able.... I plan to take another 5 mg off the dose next month... I would love to do this with the support of others that are going through the same thing.... I'm going to keep on excersising too. It helps to calm me down as I do feel lots of nervous energy .... I am praying that I start to get my weight down.... Anyone out there?
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