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Hello, I have been taking 20 mg of Citalopram for a few years now. 7 months ago i decided to start the process of getting off of it. no matter what i do or how slowly i do it i seem to get nausea and fatigue and dizziness that is so absolutely debilitating i cannot bear it and end up having to take a dose because it will literally wake me up and keep me up and theres nothing worse then feeling nauseous.
first i tried taking 3/4 my dose for a week then 1/2 for a week and got debilitating symptoms so i had to go back to my dose. then i tried 1/2 pill every other day with one full dose every other day and still by week 2 i was so miserable i caved.
then my doctor put me on prozac to take that for two weeks and then take 1/2 citalopram with it for 2 weeks then stop the citalopram and keep taking prozac for a week and then stop. i got all the way to 3 days eithout citalopram and just prozac when i was woken by debilitating nausea in the middle of the night. nothing i did could make the nausea bearable so i caved and took a dose so i could sleep.
my doctor says he has never had a patient have so much difficulty getting off citalopram and i dont know what to do. i really tried to tough out the symptoms but i literally couldn't function. has any one else ever had this issue?
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