Tapering after 15 yrs of 40mg day! So far flu like fatigued.

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Now down to 20 mg every other day. Hope it gets better soon

 

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    I had the exact flu like symptoms going up from 20 to 40. I hope it soon passes for you xxxx

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    Sharon from what I've been reading lately, you're setting yourself up badly with such a quick taper, especially after being on Citalopram for so long. Also, taking a tablet once every other day is not advised until the very end of tapering, as your system is so used to taking the Cit daily that a day without is a shock to the system.

    Some advise that you should taper off at a 10% reduction each time, and stay on that dose for a couple of months at least; very gradually in other words.

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    Hi Sharon

    How have you been reducing from 40mg to 20mg? How long has this taken you?

    Sam

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    Sharon, I too used Celexa (Citalpram) at 40mg/daily for over 15 years. I am in my 50's and am tired of the "better living through chemistry" approach to life. Last summer my Doc and I came up with a plan to discintinue my use of Celexa. It important factor was to not use a certian type of time lrelease in the process. I went form 40 to 35 to 30 to 25 and so on. I am now Celexa free and have been for a month. The fatigue was and still is a factor at the moment. As I was told, it is removing the crutch my brain had in my seritonin levels that is most likley behind this feeling. Doing a very healthy diet and exercise (even though I sometimes want to do the couch potato thing) and it seems to be ok. I do have less restful sleeps and have had some wild dreams when I doo sleep and memories that I had not thought about in decades are coming back. Good luck and hope you are feeling better.
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