stopped with 20mg citilopram

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Ive been taking  citilopram for about 1 year. I felt well enough to stop,

my gp advised to take it slow, 1 pill one day 1/2 the next taking my time to gradually reduce the dosage. Ive been off of the med now for about 2 weeks

I feel really well loads of energy, I wake up bright and ready for the day.

I was afraid to stop, but really pleased with the result.

Good luck to you all and try not to become to reliant on it.

 

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    Hi Icejan, that's really encouraging.  So you did 20 mg one day and 10 mg the next. How long did you do this reduced dose for before completely stopping?

     

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      took me about 2 months about 3 weeks 20 oneday 10 the next then everyother day 10 and 5 then everyday 5 then every othersay 5 just felt right to know wen to reduce

      lots of breaking up pils but worth it, i dont seem to have any withdrawel symtoms. let me know how u get on, but to get the go ahead from your gp

       

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      Thanks, I won't be coming off them for a while yet but it's really good to know that you can do it without nasty side effects.  I've heard some really bad things.  Will keep a note of your withdrawal process though for when I'm ready to come off.

      Thanks again

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    Hey Icejan. Good news, which is sometimes a nice surprise. I'm also working on getting off Cit. I've been down to 10 mg's and will reduce to 5 mg's in the next week or so and then I'll be off Cit altogether!!! Been a real rollercoaster of a ride. My Doc told me today that I can just quit now and forget going down to 5 but I told her I dont want the possible side effects. Hope I can stay off the darn pills altogethers. And its nice to hear a success story also.

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      GOOD luck hope u have the same result as me. Before u stop try taking every other day for a week or so.

      Let me know how u get older.

      I havent been up this early since taking the Meds 🤗

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      Today I started taking 5mg's of Cit. Got a little bit of head woosies!!!! Then again it could all just be in my head!!!!! Hahahahaha. Cause I've had such a long and somewhat of a crappy ride on this stuff. Soon I'll be able to ride my bike outside so thats a big plus. Enjoy your day!!!!

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