Going cold turkey after 9 days

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ive been taking 10mg Citalopram for 9 days ans i simply cant hack these side effects. i feel thousands worse than i did. i left my last job due to anxiety, so im out of work and cant even look for work! its effecting my life!! i dont think its worth it!

i suffer with social/general anxiety mainly and i think these are too strong for me.

will i have bad withdrawel if i stop now after 9 days....

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    I cant say I know exactly your'e feeling but my side effects made me think about suicide they we so bad. One of my "mantra's" that kept me going was to tell myself that I didn't want my suffering to be for nothing so I kept on with the drug. There WAS the fear of the effects of stopping would have on me. That was also on 10mg. I stuck it out and feel so much better I can say I'm happy with my life. I also managed to increase the dose to 20mg. I would hope you do manage to stick it out vf but I can sympathise if you do stop.

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    Hi vf1985,

    It seems to me that you have been started on too high a dose. The lowest dose I know in the UK is 10mg but my GP started me on 10mg every other day for a month and then increased it to 10mg per day.

    Why not go back to your doctor and suggest something like that?

    Citalopram will eventually work and it's worth persevering.

    I hope it goes well.

    Regards.

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    I sure did. Was fine for coiple days after stopping, but soon after I had horrible withdrawals. I reindtated meds and have been fine since. These meds are no overnight miracle and take weeks and months to feel better. I am fine now and still have the odd blip, but tell myself it will pass and it does. I am going to recover and eventually taper off completely.

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    Hi Vf, the withdrawal symptoms that you will get can sometimes be worse than the side effects that you get whilst the ssri is working inside your body.

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    hey !!!

    please please dont stop ! your probably like no way but please believe me when i say that i was where you are just now but worse ! so so much worse ! i know u wont believe me but i was and i am seven weeks in and it gets better slightly bit by bit ! i am still getting better but i do agree these meds make u feel disgusting terrible stay with us

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    im feeling a bit better after 12 days. i can finally sleep. just worried about my heart now! 😦

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