Would like to know what you would do?

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Hi everyone,

I was on 10mg citalopram for 10years.

Ten months ago I reduced to 7.5 and 8 months ago reduced to 5mg.

I'm still getting withdrawal symptoms, all the usual stuff, I get windows too but more waves.

I thought I would have stabilised by now but I'm patiently waiting for that day to come.

My question is, do I stay on 5mg, reduce further, increase, stop all together or try something else.

My life as I know it is on hold, I feel trapped, I push myself hard though, I know some of you feel the same way.

I don 't know whether I am ever going to stabilise, maybe these meds are no longer for me.

I'd appreciate any responses.

The only anxiety I have is down to withdrawal symptoms.


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    in the same boat as you know lovely but for me personally going up is not an option, and i think i will only feel properly stable when im off, yes i have good days here and there or better but not many, sorry to hear youre still suffering x

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    I'm on Celexa 5 MG for 9 weeks now ☺ and yes it balance out with time

    going to stay on that amount Celexa 5 MG and not going to change or mess with it

    wait a whole and see what it will do for u as u maybe already know the meds take time

    weeks like 3 month each does up or down I learned on the blogs

    hope I could help u

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    Thanks both for replying. I've been on this dose for eight months now though, I thought I would have stabilsed by now. All my symptoms are typical withdrawal ones so I'm trying to remain focussed. I cut my pill in half and maybe there is some inaccuracy there and my brand was changed a few months ago, maybe contributing too. I spoke to my pharmacist about my preferred brand, he just said if they have it they will swap it for me the next time I collect.

    Are you making any progress babsyboo? I know the struggles you have had Toria, hope you are making good progress.😊

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      You have my sympathy. I cannot believe how this is happening, I used to be full of life, outgoing, loved entertaining, socialising - I make an effort, look after my appearance, house spotless, meals cooked, chores done, I'm a stepford wife personified. 😀

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      I know, it's awful.

      For anyone reading, I was on citalopram 10mg for 10 years and I was great on it, no symptoms. I am in no way criticising this med because without it I would not have functioned.

      Withdrawal is my choice and everybody's experiences are different. I was asked what these experiences were and I have listed them, I do not believe in sugar coating them. I know some people have come off with no problems at all.😊

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      thanks for asking

      yes starting to feel somewhat better

      I can feel the Celexa 5 MG balanceing out

      it is still not were it needs to be but getting their

      still have side effects in the mornings the strongest

      Like nausea and headache and sinus pain , nausea is the strongest still

      And still have light anxiety coming of and on but like I sad getting better slowly

      how about u

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      thank u for getting back with me

      don't know what's up but have the worse morning in a long time on the Celexa

      is that normal being on them 9 weeks in

      Very bad this morning 😡 side sects more and higher then they have been

      and some I did not have at all

      what do u thing is going on , please let me hear from you

      how are you doing

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    Hi.. Am also withdrawn off Sertraline for 3months..what are your symptoms.. I suffer hugely from sinus.. Headaches.. Reflux and blocked ears. Horrible but am determined not to go back to medication.. Val

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      Hi Valerie

      All of the above plus dizziness, flu like symptoms - aches and pains all over particularly neck and shoulders, brain zaps, insomnia, palpitations. I developed tinnitus at some point too since being on the med and this is with me 24/7 but more noticeable at night. The overwhelming tiredness I was getting has passed now thank goodness.😊

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    Hi Sonia

    In the 10yrs you have been on 10mg have you been fine? If so, is there a reason you want to come off them?

    Maybe your body still needs the 10mg, if they are helping you what makes you want to stop?


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