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I've read so many horror story on the Internet about people trying to stop this medicine that I was really scared. While the drug did help my anxiety the negative side effect just weren't worth it so I decided to stop.
I've been taking them for about a months or so, I was fully under their effect. I called my doctor, she told me to take 10mg for 5 days and then just stop completely. It's been a week now since I have complete stopped and I've had zero side effect. Of course my anxiety is back but at least I'm back to being myself.
Not real point for this thread to be honest. Just wanted to re-assure some people. Don't read to much of what people say on the Internet (Including this message, haha) and always call your doctor first.
If anyone want to know why I stopped. I'm 37 years old, suffering from heavy anxiety attack. I started taking 20mg Citalopram and while it actually did worked and significantly reduced my anxiety the side effect were really bad. I had lots of trouble concentrating, short memory issues, teeth grinding, not being myself, felt no emotion and lost all sex drive (couldn't even orgasm anymore).
I'm sure those pills can help but for me those side effect were just too much. Right now I'm completely off the drug, sure my anxiety is back but I appreciate being myself. Also all of the side affect are gone and I got my sex drive back (phew). I'm sure they're other drugs out there that I could try but I'm done with this and I don't like what those things did to my brain and body. Strangely, after coming off the drugs I now feels better about myself and I really appreciate being myself again.
I will start seeing a psy soon, I got myself a gym membership and I plan to go out a bit more, hopefully this should help.
Later everyone and never gave up please, there's always a lights at the end!!
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