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Keep going or go back for repeat?

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MerlinsBeard Wed 14-Oct-09 21:33:37

I decided to stop taking citalopram. Just plain stopped but I have plummeted. It's now day 7 and I am wondering whether it was such a good idea.

I hate hate hate going to the dr every month and telling them how I feel, I come out feeling violated and raw. I am not allowed a repeat without seeing one particular dr who I feel judged by.

When does it get easier to
live without them?

I know there is another citalopram thread but my iPod doesn't like it And wontload it

lulu41 Wed 14-Oct-09 21:47:16

hey there i have also stopped recentl no side affects as was down to 10 mg cant be bothered with the gp anymore - how you feeling?

MerlinsBeard Wed 14-Oct-09 21:53:39

I am really tired and very low. Seem to have a permanent headache too.

lulu41 Wed 14-Oct-09 22:05:34

you may need to carry on with them then - I feel OK some days down other days good - think that is normal - how many mgs you on when you stopped?

Orimental Thu 15-Oct-09 00:22:35

Is your GP practice a partners practice? Could you ask to see another doc? I refuse to see the main doc in my practice (whose name it is under) as he pooh-poohed DS who then ended up in A&E.... completely different, granted, but principle the same - you are not comfortable seeing said GP and want to see another. They cannot refuse that request if there are other availiable doctors. Maybe another GP will be more understanding and make you feel less on edge about attending?

At the end of the day, if you need help you need help, and to stop taking anti-D's because you cannot bear to see your GP is not right and not healthy - ESPECIALLY if it is having detrimetal effects on your mental state and therefore overall health. A GP should never make you feel violated!

You have to put yourself first in these situatons, as if you don't, those around you (particularly any DC's involved) will suffer as a result.

If there are other GP's, demand to see another. I wish you luck and I will keep fingers crossed for you xxx

MerlinsBeard Thu 15-Oct-09 14:36:37

I was on 20mg and have been for a number of months now. I have already asked to see a different dr and it was refused on the grounds that they prefer to do continual care to avoid one person prescribing something or suggesting something fot it to be overruled or undermined by another DR. TBH I would feel the same way about any other dr. It's the opening up that I find so hard to do.

Notsure why I posted. Think I just wondered what the consensus was.

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