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    Coming off citralopram

    I've been in citralopram for over 5 years. They together with advice from this site and other online advice guides have helped me massively.

    I've decided I'd like to come off citralopram. I Cobtacted acted my GP who told me to drop to 30mg for a month to see how I get on.

    Anyone done this before, any advice or pointers you can share?

    Thanks

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    Re: Coming off citralopram

    Quote Originally Posted by bigmo View Post
    I've been in citralopram for over 5 years. They together with advice from this site and other online advice guides have helped me massively.

    I've decided I'd like to come off citralopram. I Cobtacted acted my GP who told me to drop to 30mg for a month to see how I get on.

    Anyone done this before, any advice or pointers you can share?

    Thanks
    Hey Bigmo

    When I tapered in the past, it was extremely slowly - thereís no rush after all and always remember that. My dosage was 20 mg at the time of tapering. Iíd do a whole tab for two days and a half tab every third day. I ran that for a few weeks before alternating days between whole dose and half dose - did that for a few weeks. The goal initially was getting down to a half dose every day and running that for a few weeks. Once there, I started to skip the half dose every third day, eventually getting to the alternating stage of one day on and one day off. Again I ran that for a few weeks before moving to taking a half tab every third day. By this final stage I found that Iíd feel slightly off on the days I was taking the half dose which I interpreted as my bodyís way of telling me that what I was doing was no longer required. Had a wonderful two years where I managed without anything before recently suffering a freak out forcing me to start up again.

    Best of luck to you Mo, please feel free to drop me a message any time.

    Rich

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    Re: Coming off citralopram

    Thanks Rich, very helpful. I've been dropped from 40mg to 30mg. Felt a few slight side effects the first weeks or so, feeling a bit better now though

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    Re: Coming off citralopram

    Quote Originally Posted by bigmo View Post
    Thanks Rich, very helpful. I've been dropped from 40mg to 30mg. Felt a few slight side effects the first weeks or so, feeling a bit better now though
    Well done Bigmo

    If youíre feeling good, thatís all that matters. Take your time, donít pressure yourself - thereís no need.

    Best of luck


    Rich

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