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I just wanted to do a bit of an update since i was on Citalopram for about 10 months. It really helped me through my dark time and helped me to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I decided that i was starting to feel good about myself and had been for a while, so went for it and told me Dr that i wanted to come off the Citalopram. She was very supportive and told me to do it gradually, which i did. I was on 20mg everyday, so took 20mg one day and 10mg the next day for 2 weeks, then 10mg for 2 weeks, then 10mg one day and 5mg the next day....you get the drift until after about 3 months i was totally off them. The first week of reducing the dose to 20mg/10mg i had a feeling of anxiety again which had me worried, but i pushed through and got over that, and i must say that the tapering process was quite easy from then on.
I did what i should never have done, and read far too many negative stories about coming off Citalopram, which scared me....but i am so happy that i bit the bullet and decided to come off the meds as I am surviving perfectly without them.
I totally understand that some people need the seratonin and need to be on these meds forever, however I just wanted to be a positive, supportive thread to anyone else who is looking for a positive story from someone who has successfully come off Citalopram.
I have been Cit free for over a month now, and feel really great about life
Good Luck xxx
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