Reasons to come off Citalopram?

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Hi everyone. Hope you're all staying strong. I've been on Citalopram 20mg for about 7 months now and with great success.

I just wanted to know people's reasons for coming off Citalopram?

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    hey x I'm week 4 on 20mg and still feel horrific! did you feel like this still 4 weeks in.

    I think a lot of people come off because they either feel that the meds are working really well so they would like to come off completely. or they aren't working how they would like do come off or switch if they don't feel they are working x

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    Hi Carl. Cit worked well for me and the only reason I had to stop it was because I developed adverse

    side effects – a sort of allergic reaction. My hair fell out and I had hallucinations. Was not happy to have to stop because it really helped. My friend has been on it for many years and has no problems whatsoever and probably will continue for life as it is effective.

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    i stopped as i was put on it for migraines which it never helped and it also turned me into a cold emotionless person! currently tapering, im on 3 drops, im that sensitive to it i can only do one drop a year, but the plus side is i now have my emotions back!

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    I stopped it because i felt great and thought i did not need it anymore. It was the biggest mistake of my life. I am now back on it after having a horrible crash while i was off it. Still waiting for it to work and feel like complete crap. If i was in your situation i would say don't even think about coming of it as you will crash eventually and it will be horrible as it will be even worse than first time round. But if you are having no stress and a happy life now and you think it will stay like that and nothing will trigger it then go ahead and try to stop but do it very very slowly so you don't get withdrawals. It took me 4 months to wean myself of it.

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    They work pretty well for me as they have really helped with my aniexty. I'm in a much better place now but I'm kinda in two minds whether I should start coming off them or just keep taking them for life.

    I don't have many side effects apart from my emotions seem quite dull, almost fake at times and my sex drive is up n down. One month it's sky high the next it's non existent.

    It would be nice to be med free but at what cost.

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    I came off them because after 5 years they quit working for me. I switched to something else that mostly works, but not as well as Citalopram did. I now think back to those years as "the golden years" 😉.

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    Made my hair fall out. Didn't really help much, but was only on low dose 10mg, trying sertraline now.

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