There is more to life than Citalopram

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About a month ago I joined this forum to discuss my life without Citalopram. I have discovered to my great physical cost what a truly nasty drug this is. However, the only notifications I get are from people lauding this drug and actively encouraging people to stay on it. This is not why I joined. Good luck to those who continue with these meds.

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    Are you not on it anymore? Are you better with out it? How long and how many mgs were you on (if you are off it).
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    Your taking this out of context totally.. many people on this forum me for 1 can NOT live without medication.. I would be dead today without it. It's great you are well I wish we could all be like u.

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    Hi D. Yes. I feel the same. I need support and encouragement to stick to coming off. I'm now down to 12.5 mg after 7 years of 20. I have so much more energy and am feeling the return of my soul. I can't wait to get down to zero and am pushing myself to stick to the plan. Stay in touch and keep going. It's nearly destroyed my relationship and also my enjoyment of life. A grey world on cit. maybe good for some but for me it's been depressing beyond words.

    I thought the drugs were keeping me on a level but they were actually a good proportion of my problems. I will never go back. Xxx

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    cital ruined my life!! dr gave it to me thinking i was depresed but i wasnt at all.

    i suffered the most horendious panick attack after taking only one tablet of 20mg and i never cane back to normal. after 2 months i was put on sertraline , im a lot better now but still on sertraline.

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    Has any body just come off cit cold turkey iv stopped taking cos iv found out I'm pregnant but the side effects are really bad constant dizziness fatigue and short of breath I'm wondering if anyone knows how long it takes to fully leave your system and for side effects to subside

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      Hi Lauren

      I just came off 3 weeks ago. I had reduced to 10 mg first for a month after taking 20mg for almost a year. I had the dizziness d a spaced out feeling for about a week then it went. Hope it eases soon for you!

      Jill

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    Hi everyone of us respond different to medication.... I also had a horrible experience on Cit an was only on for 3 weeks then reduced it slowly and stopped while my daughter used it for a year with great results for her migraines... each one to their own.... I felt 100x worse drinking it an everyone kept saying just hold out 2 more weeks my heart went crazy anxiety increased an my chest was tight.... I never took it for depression just hormonal anxiety. .... listen to your body
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    Can I ask if anybody has came of citilopram 10 Mgs after 5 days. Did they have any side effects? thank you
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      Hi yes I was on 10mg for 3 weeks I tapered back down to 5mg for 5 days then stopped no side effects.... if you been on it long I would taper down 5mg every 2-3 weeks.... my daughter did that after a year an had no side effects.... slower the better good luck
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    Hi Deryl

    I've just come off citalopram after 12 months. I have to say it helped me immensely through a bad period in my life but I never intended for it to be a long term thing. I stopped it about 3 weeks ago and feel much less tired. I also feel much more in control of my life. I wasn't sure of it was the meds or my coping strategies that were helping but now I'm pretty sure the meds were doing nothing by the end other than making me think things were ok.

    I guess all medication affects people differently, some people need it and others are better equipped to cope without. I do think it's worrying that some people take it for such long periods, I felt that at some point I hadto learn to cope with life for myself rather than relying on medication, that's my personal opinion though.

    Hope your doing well without the medication.

    Jill

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