Coming off citilopram

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Hi I am desperate for some advice I have taken 10mgs of citilopram for 4 days now. I feel hellish. Sick. Thoughts are not my own. I just feel like I am shut off. No emotions to the point that my mum was arguing with me yesterday and was crying all I wanted to do was cry but I couldn't. Should I stop these tablets. Can someone tell me how long it will take for the 40 Mgs to leave my system. Will I get depression if I stop them

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    Sarah, you have normal side effects which will clear in a few weeks.......be strong and they will pass
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    Hey Sarah

    I was active on this group 2 years ago when I first started Citalopram but not so active recently. I can PROMISE you that the side effects will settle.  I've been on  Citalopram for 2 years now and at first I had all the side effects going. Increased anxiety and panic, feeling sick, sweats, you name it and I had it.  2 years on I feel fantastic (touch wood).  Please stick at it, it does get better.

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    I believe eating your evening meal thend shortly after taking cit with keep side effects at bay..many have said on here .. I hope this will help 😊
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    I took them for 4 days and it was hell, the side effects were awful so I stopped taking them. The side effects continued for 3-4 days, but I feel great now.

    Some people will tell you to continue as after 3/4 weeks the side effects go and you will feel the benefit, however, I felt I couldn't continue for 3/4 weeks feeling as terrible as I did.

    The choice is yours, you could always talk it through with your doctor.

    Hope you feel better soon.

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