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Coming off antidepressants - withdrawal symptoms?

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Ceetee23 Thu 03-Nov-16 09:46:16

I've recently tapered down imipramine (a tricyclic) antidepressant over 2 months. I originally went on for PND. I am all over the pkace having come off completely now and was every time I dropped the dose for a few days.

Feeling nauseous, dizzy, foggy headed, nightmares, random urges to cry, feeling of unease and dread.

I really don't think it's the PND returning as my original issues I had I feel I've resolved so no actual 'reason' for feeling as I do.

Has anyone else experienced withdrawal and what symptoms did you get? Xx

AnxiousCarer Thu 03-Nov-16 21:08:17

I've never experienced withdrawal from prozac when I've come off it in the past but I know some people have terrible withdrawal from ADs

romanrainsalot Sun 06-Nov-16 21:42:13

Yes I am going through something at the moment. Been on Sertraline 50mg for 18mth, tapered to 25mg for 1 year, no problem, but now down to 20mg and starting to feel some anxiety palpitations, butterflies in tummy and crying. It must be WD as, like you said, original issues are not around, but I guess the body gets used to certain amounts of chemicals etc.

The first 3 weeks on sertraline was pretty rough, but after that I had a reasonably easy ride, so I expect to have to deal with some side effects now I'm on 20mg and wish to come off them as coming up to 3 yrs now. I'm going to try and stick it out for 3 weeks (only half way through week 1 now so it will be tough). If it levels out I will stick at 20mg for another 6 mths.

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Sun 06-Nov-16 22:17:29

I came of Citralopram. It was a few years ago. ow but I don't recall having any nasties,, It can be done, it as Rqins a Lot says, your body fets used to the chemistry and you have to get it to stqrt to do its own thing..

Wolfiefan Sun 06-Nov-16 22:19:40

I came off citalopram but it took MONTHS! Depends what dose you were on. Did you come off it on medical advice. I was told to drop a tiny amount then after feeling ok for x number of weeks to drop another tiny bit. Speak to GP.

aneres Sun 06-Nov-16 22:30:59

When I came off Citalopram I couldn't sleep properly for weeks, I also got "brain zaps" which felt like an electric shock/ping in my brain. It did all settle down after a few weeks though.

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