Citalopram withdrawal

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I've been on and off anti depressants for 30 years or so. Largely taken for anxiety. Been on Citralopam for about 15 years, at 40mg. Felt it time to come off. I went on half dose for around a month and then took 20 mg every other day, reducing to 0 over a period of about 3 weeks. Been off for about 2 weeks, but keep getting mild headaches over my eyes (very uncommon for me). Is this a normal side effect of coming off? If it is, how long might it last? Incidently, I feel good otherwise. Anxiety levels no higher than when I was on the drug. Any advice?

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    alan all i can say is if thats your only symptom count yourself very lucky indeed 😃

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      Thanks. But I simply don't know what to realistically expect. Like all drugs, when you look at possible side effects (starting or coming off), the drug companies simply list everything under the sun!

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    The worst withdrawals are still ahead of you. Trust me. A month or so in, it will hit you hard. Hope im wrong, but just be prepared

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    what made you want to cone off them ? i dont think i evsr will fo be honest

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