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Hello all, not been on for a while, but now want to express my opinion on these meds.
I went on them Jan 1/15, for depression & anxiety, 20mgs per day.
Had a horrendous week, followed by almost as horrendous 3 more weeks. doctor and I agreed they are not for me, was having EVERY side-effect listed, and more! Dropped to 10mgs for a further 6 weeks
Came off them completely 5-6 weeks ago.
The first few days I felt a little spaced out, but was okay to deal with, but the headaches and nausea continued.
Since then I wouldn't say theres been a great improvement ( although I've had a bout of flu and felt generally physially low, so could be that too?), just a sort of 'plateau'. Most of the side-effects are gone now, but you would definitely expect that.
What is WORRYING though, is I am still getting the headaches (not as often), the nausea, but most of all a generally feeling of unease, queasiness. It sorts of feels like I'm in a bit of a dream state. Its pretty disconcerting as it feels very strange indeed. I'm getting out and about, indeed have had a couple of nights out and had a great time, but the next morning back to abnormality.
I would be very interested to know how many others who have come off Citalopram, or even dropped their dosage, have suffered this weird effect.
I would have expected that there would be no lingering effects now, I should just feel like I did before going on them?
Anyway, any advice would be greatly appreciated x
PS My GP has given me Seroxat as a replacement, but I still havent took any. Had them sitting there a month now. Am obviously worried about new side-effects although I was on Seroxat/Paroxetine in the 90s and had NO side-effects at all, and started to feel well better within 2 weeks! Presuming they haven't changed the formula, I'm hoping they might be okay, just wanted to see if I could get better without ANY meds, but I haven't so far.
Good luck everyone.....
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