Side effects

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I have just stopped the drug 20 mg been taking for 19 years.I have to get rid of it,How long do the side effects last??The Dr put me on a new drug,but that was terrible.I already suffer from permanent dizziness after a subarachnoid brain hermorage four years ago and the insertion of a shunt.I am doing cold turkey.The black fog is lifting.Will It get better soon.Anyone know?

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    Big mistake going cold turkey ..not very smart...
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    it is a big mistake to go cold turkey as the side effects will go on many months.What is this new medication that you say the doctor has put you on
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    Dear susan Your doctor just stopped you like that? Why go cold turkey? Maybe your doctor thing its better for you to change youre med.? But if it doesnt work for you , you should talk to him. I was on citalopram for discusstook almost 3 months to stop. 20mg than 10 than 5 ... Ive been on 5mg for a month. Im now on 5mg but every 2 days.. Only 5 doses left..I will be done .

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      Thank you for your reply.My Dr put me on Ser,something.They mad e me feel shocking,so he gave me Mirtazapine.I have not taken that because I read the blurb and it says you will put on weight.That can’t happen,I have an eating disorder so would be counter productive.I have a telephone call next Friday to discuss,no appointments till end of March with my Dr.I also care for my husband,I feel pretty bad and hope it will improve soon.It is not smart to stop all meds,but don’t know what else I can do.
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      John Radcliffe in Oxford are trying to explore the dizziness I suffer with after  the subarachnoid brain hemoriage I had and the insertion of a vp shunt.But this feeling is different.I did hope to get rid of antidepressants in order to help me try to be a bit more normal.The doctors and my self are trying to find causes.The citalpram do the job,but it is time to get things sorted.I am fully aware it will be hard,but I have to try.I am glad I joined this site because the information kind people give is very helpful.xx
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    I totally understand that you want to come off however reducing it slowly will reduce the risks of withdrawal symptoms. Have you always suffered the dizziness the whole 19 years you’ve been on it? 
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