Stopping Citalopram after 2 years, scared

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I have been on cit for just over 2 years & feel I can cope with life now. I was initially put on them after my daughter died aged 21. My GP thinks its time to start reducing the dose as I am coping but I'm scared.

The cause of my depression is still there ( always will be obviously) & I'm just scared my depression will return.Can I really be better, or is it the cit making me feel better???

I take 50mg of cit & 200mg of trazadone.The only problem I've had is weight gain of 3 stone.

I have been prescribed 40mg for a month & then its getting dropped again.

Can anyone shed any light onto the effects of coming off cit please ?

Thanks

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    Citalopram is going to be a walk in the park compared to the Trazodone smile
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    why, how hard is the trazadone to come off? Are the side effects bad?
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    Citalopram has some dependency issues but Trazodone is genuinely addictive in my humble opinion neutral
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    Oh :[ Coming off the Citalopram you'll suffer withdrawal symptoms you mightn't be able to put your finger on but with the Trazodone you'll know for a fact that you are in withdrawal, you certainly won't be able to simply stop taking it (like you can with Citalopram) neutral
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    Thanks for the info, I am dropping the cit slowly, 10mg per month, but also thinking about dropping the traz too. I need to get this weight off as its making me feel awful.
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