Dizzy spells.

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Can anyone tell me if dizzy spells are a side effect of coming off Citalopram. I have been reducing from 10mg to 5mg for the last 2 weeks and it has been going ok with a few moments of anxiety. But tonight I had to pull over on my way home after becoming dizzy at the wheel. Is this normal or might it be something else? Any help welcome.

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    It's probably the reduction.  Withdrawing from a Citalopram should be done as slowly as possible - months if possible.  You could try 10mg one day and 5mg the next, and so on for a couple of weeks, and then increase it further by doing 10mg every 2 days with 5mg in between days etc etc for another couple of weeks and carry on that way until you end with 10mg once a week until you're ready to do 5mg every day.

    Doint it too quick can make you feel quite ill.

    K xx

     

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      That is really useful. I think I should start alternating. GP said 5mg till July but I think you are right, I need to go even slower than that. I have had more restless nights and also have had cramp. Haven't had that in ages. Work is also incredibly stressful at the moment too so do feel up against it.
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      Be careful with driving at the moment too with the dizziness.  Take things real slow.  Hope it goes ok xxxx
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      Hi Katecogs, I took 10 mg today, will do 5 mg tomorrow and alternate as you suggested from now on. Feel better for it already. Fortunately, I only have a short drive to work each day so hopefully will be fine. Xxx
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