Is it ok taking antidepressants ?

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Hello there everyone . I have been on 10mgs of citalopram since the end of January last year when all my symptoms came to a head and I ended up crying in the doctors surgery . I had had a really traumatic six months following the death of my beloved mum and I think that I just couldn't cope anymore . Thankfully I am feeling a lot better , apart from the odd symptoms , migraines and general aches and pains . I lost so much weight during those months falling below 8 stone , but now I am 9 stone 10 and feel much healthier at this weight as I felt I was underweight . I will be 50 in august and I am still having regular periods every three and a half weeks , this last week was very heavy . The thing is I am worried about still taking the citalopram as I worry the longer that I take it the harder it will be if I ever want to stop taking it . Should I be concerned ? Any thoughts and advice please . Kind regards Jane

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    I think you should talk to your doctor, but I think I would wait with coming off of the antidepressant untill your meno is over. who knows? you may find yourself overloaded by two fold symptoms otherwise.

     

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    hi apparently anti depessents not addictive.  i take 10 g citalopram which i think has made no difference to me at all as am suffering anxiety and peri menopause.   im coming off mine as have also been taking since early feb.  i too get a monthly migraine.  see your gp if you arent sure.
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    Hi Jane.. if you need help then talking the meds is the best thing you can do for yourself . I went years of not talking anything .. and when i finally gave in and took some even though they are tiny doses they where the dest thing to happen to me and i wish i had taken then years ago.  Ive come off mine a few times with no real issues.. just do it slowly.. reduce the dose a bit at a time by cutting the tablet or getting your doctor to prescribe a smaller dose etc. Your doctor will guide you.  You may find it helpfull to keep them while going through menopause  as it can cuase issues with low mood and anxiety. 
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    Hi Jane, if the Medes help then I would certainly stick with them for now. 10 mg is not a high dose at all and with your doctors help you shouldn't have any problem when you want to stop, come off them slowly.

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