If i go cold turkey how long until i get any withdrawal symptoms

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I decided to stop my citalopram 2 days ago so far i feel fine n have had no withdrawal symptoms

when do the withdrawal symptoms start? If im going to get any?

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    As it takes 3-5 weeks to get into your system it usually takes a couple of weeks to get out. I know the withdrawal anxiety didn't hit me till about 2 weeks in. You really need to withdraw slowly to go honest or risk rebound anxiety.
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    I was on them 8 week and have been off them 3 week.

    I stopped Cit and started on another med the day after. Not sure if the things I'm experiencing is Cit withdrawal or the new med kicking in xx

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    Hi you will start to feel light headed after 3-4 days it can get quite savere but slowly gets better over a couple of weeks. 

    Is there a reason why your coming off them?

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    Ive been on them a couple of months n dont feel like their doing anything apart from making me feel numb this is the 3rd lot of anti ds ive been on since june (1st was fluoxetine then sertraline and now cit) n to be honest i just wanna stop all meds.
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    Im not sure. Someone told me it is about two weeks but as i havn t tried coming off them cant really comment sorry. 
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    Hi Anna,

    As someone who spent 2 weeks in near hell, feeling like a monster because I decided to go cold turkey, I strongly advise you to check with your doctor over whether it would be appropriate in your case. I eventually went back on Citalopram as my doctor says I need to stay on for a while longer and it might help with my psychotherapy sessions as well.

    the first few days of cold turkey were ok, I had these pleasant tingling sensations in my face and started to get my libido back. Unfortunately then all hell break loose and I became as irritable as I can remember. Imagine, I told myself while washing dishes that I would rather cut my finger off with a blunt instrument then wash dishes! That's not good and not normal.

    if you're planning to come off, you probably need to wean yourself off slowly. Please check with your doctor 

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    Hi what was the reason for stopping did u see your GP before stopping, bcoz myfriend stopped taking citaaalprom , then 6 weeks later she killed her self ,shhe left a note saying she is fade up of life, l miss her so much.
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