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Hello. I have been on Celexa 20mg for one year. Recently, my doctor and I decided it was time to come off of the medication.
He advised me to taper in the following manner: Take a dose and then skip a day (he had me do this for 3 weeks). Now he has me taking a dose and skipping 2 days. I have been doing this for 2 weeks and am struggling.
I wound up in the ER yesterday as my heart will beat normally and then have 2 quick beats close together. That is just one of the issues I am experiencing. My body shakes, my head feels strange, etc.
The ER doctor did an ekg, chest x-ray and drew blood and, thankfully, the results were all good. However, I can still feel when my heart does that quick beat thing.
He thinks that the way my gp is tapering me off of Celexa may be too harsh and my body is "freaking" out (for lack of a better term).
So, my question is two-fold:
1) Could the taper be too harsh?
2) Could these symptoms that I am experiencing be from the taper?
Thank you in advance for your comments.
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