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I started Citalopram for severe anxiety which caused a dreadful pit of the stomach dread when I woke in the morning.
It came about a few months after my fanily & I suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning and the stress of the aftermath!
I firstly tried sertraline but it didn't agree with me I had too many side effects so came off after a month!
I later was put on Cit and instantly got a headachewhich seemed to be worse in mornings. I kept taking in the hope they would go away but headaches over 4 months have been daily and getting worse.
I decided to come off the tablets.
I was on 20mg a day for 4 months I took half a tablet for a couple of days then hakf a tablet every other day for about three days. Headaches were unbareable then dizziness set in.
This was three weeks ago now.
My headaches are all over head like a dull ache/pressure and feels worse at base of skull, behind eyes and top of head.
I have terrible spinal pain so stiff at lower back and neck I am bent over & can't straighten up when I first get out of bed i'm only 38 by the way but feel like a 100 year old lady!
I then started to get a strange head sensation like my brain is flipping much like your tummy does on a fairground ride. Its a sudden wave of dizziness especially when moving my eyes like a zap of dizziness. It happens suddenly about three zaps of dizziness and I have to shut my eyes. Are these brain zaps?
My neck feels stiff and so painful, I have been feeling really nauceous.
Now three weeks in & constant headpsins which are worse in morning. Bad brain fog and eye pain like eye strain.
I also feel achey all over like flu and had a low fever and chills on and off. I have been to doctors twice but they just send me home.
I'm so scared now that there is something wrong?
Are these symptoms usual for withdrawal and how much longer will I feel like this?
I feel scared and am having trouble functioning & looking after my young family as I feel so ill.
Anxiety was easier to deal with than feeling in constant pain and so ill I now regret ever takinh these pills!
I hope you can help and advise
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