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Hi all, I've been taking Citalopram for just over a year now due to close family bereavement, family illness, severe depressive episode, mood swings and panic attacks. The medication has worked really well for me, despite having some side effects in the beginning i.e. headaches, sweating etc. I'm still having vivid dreams though. I have been able to continue to go to work.
I'm on 30mg a day. I have tried to reduce down to 20mg but am having problems. After a week or so the panic attacks are returning and I feel very agitated again. On the positive side I'm not feeling so foggy headed. I went to my surgery last week and it was suggested that I stay on them, and perhaps I may need to stay on them for the rest of my life as I have a pre-disposal to depressive episodes. This isn't the first time I've had anti-depressants. I definitely don't agree with the Dr's opinion about being on them long term. I said if most people had experienced what I have over the past 2 years they'd be depressed.
I'm no longer feeling depressed but does anyone have advice on reducing dosage. It seems a lot of people are on Citalopram. Now I'm back up to 30mg am feeling tired a lot of the time .... I slept for 6 hours this afternoon. What a waste of a day :-( I don't want to feel like a 'Stepford Wife' for the rest of my life. I also sometimes take Diazepam.
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