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reducing citalopram

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drinkyourmilk Wed 01-May-13 18:35:47

I've been on citalopram for coming up to 3 years. I've been feeling better for about 8 months so have begun reducing it under drs instructions.
I have been taking 20mg, went down to 15 for just over a week and now on 10.
I felt fine on 15, but now I'm not feeling myself. Feel fairly dead inside and teary. Like I'm just going through the motions. It's scary as I've worked so hard to feel 'normal' again. I stopped my.CBT just before Xmas too as I wasn't finding it useful anymore.

Can anyone offer advice?
I haven't yet been in touch with my GP. Difficult due to my job to get there, but I'm sure I could have a telephone consult if needs be.

HellesBelles396 Thu 02-May-13 22:18:28

hello, I haven't reduced doses but I would expect there to be side-effects to to it. if you are concerned - and as you've posted, I suspect you are - a phonecall to the gp is a really good idea. if nothing else, it logs the fact you're having withdrawal symptoms.

I hope everything picks up for you soon.

Lolapink Thu 02-May-13 22:25:15

I was on citalapram for three years. On 20mg and it took me 4 weeks to reduce it. I am not going to lie it was really hard I was crying and just really down and upset about evrything. But now over 3 months later I am so pleased I did it and will never touch that stuff again. I can not stress enough though to go to your GP as they should be helping you ,adage coming of the drug.

drinkyourmilk Tue 07-May-13 21:36:26

Thanks for replying.
I called my gp, but he was unable to talk. I have now settled and feel so much better.
Im going to stay on this dosage for a couple of months then ask to cone off altogether.

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