Coming off citalopram

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Have people had any side effects from coming straight off citalopram completely!? Around the start of September I got put on 20mg, then after a month my doctor upped it to 40mg. in the middle of October I went away for the week and stupidly I forgot my medication, however I was feeling great without them, but just wondered if that was because I was on holiday!?

Well, when I came back from holiday I started taking 40mg as normal, however I've been thinking about coming off them as I'm feeling great lately as some things have finally been going my way for once. So I was just wondering is it a stupid thing to come straight off citalopram or is it recommended to slowly ween myself off them and follow what my doctor says next time I have to go back?!

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    Hi it may be that you were lucky to not have suffered any withdrawal symptoms. I would wean off them slowly and make sure you really don't need them. I weaned myself off Fluxetine and felt fine for a while, and then started getting panic attacks for the first time. I am now on Citalopram because of it. Speak to your GP for advice if your not sure. Good luck. Elizabeth.
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