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I've been following this Forum for 3 months now as I had decided to have a go at coming off Citalopram...I've been on it for 11 years starting at 20mg but the last few years taking 10mg. I'm 65 now and all my life I seem to have a depressive temperament and just find I feel gloomy and down a lot of the time. For no good reason which makes it worse. I live in a great place and have a good partner am now retired so no pressures. I went on it when we were moving and I found it difficult to cope with things and obsessive worrying (I do have a bit of an obsessive mindset). I get really angry and irritable over things Its like I want to control everything and as soon as I get like that I am sorry but can't seem to stop myself so am not easy to live with. Citalopram helped with that and seemed to make me more stable but I wanted to find out what I felt like off them after all these years. I started mid May this year I cut the tablet in half and then quarters and took 3/4 for 2 weeks then 1/2 for 2 weeks then 1/4 for 2 weeks then nothing. I can't say I had any real withdrawl symptons just some periods of feeling more irritable than usual. Now have been off them for a month and am trying to make sense of my moods and if this is how I felt before or what! I feel more emotional weepy but gloom is worse and seems to hang around all the time. I can't say I am a 'happy' person but I don't like feeling like this. I started this post and now I feel have gone on too long and who wants to read all this! So I'll post now and maybe some of you will discuss with me. But I feel this is self-indulgence and lots of you have real problems.
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