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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    interesting points panic down under. I'm not familiar with that type of ad. wonder if the SSRIs will prove to be just as safe in the long term. I havent heard anything to say they're not.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Quote Originally Posted by suemarieee View Post
    wonder if the SSRIs will prove to be just as safe in the long term. I havent heard anything to say they're not.
    Citalopram and escitalopram have the same cardiovascular issue as dosulepin, though the difference between the maximum and potentially fatal dose is many times higher. SSRIs have been available for 30 years and have been scrutinised far more vigorously than dosulepin was. Surprises are unlikely.

    BTW-some TCAs and citalopram are not the only medications which can affect the heart in the same way. There are drugs in just about every category that do, including, ironically, some cardiovascular drugs. It all comes down to dose.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    So that's one week on 5mg.
    I've been more aware in the present momement.
    A little bit of an increase in worry..?

    I've been taking three drops of CDB oil each night too, maybe that's making things a little easier.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanMark View Post
    So that's one week on 5mg.
    When are you due to increase the dose?

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    I am coming off them completely.
    I hope to stop taking them at the end of the month.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Well there it is after 18 days, I'm feeling a bit anxious and down all day for no reason at all.

    The half life of these tablets may be 35 hours, but the change in brain chemistry time is between two and three weeks, that's why tapering slowly is so important.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Thanks for posting your experience. I've been on them for 2 years in september. I'm planning how best to withdraw so these accounts are really helpful.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    25 days on 5mg.
    Yeah I'm thinking more about what I'm doing next and I'm a little anxious about it.

    I seem to be more cautious when driving a lot less relaxed than I was before.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Very interesting thread UrbanMark! I've been considering reducing from 20mg to 10mg for some time.
    I've been on them since I think February last year. Even at my age (now 49) I've always had a high libido, which has crashed and my GF is very upset by that as it has been a big part of our relationship.
    Also the effects which people here have mentioned - the forgetfulness, the 'bubble' feeling, a dumbing down of emotions, all these are things which make me feel I'm not really living a full life.
    I can appreciate being a lifetime anxiety sufferer myself, particularly health anxiety which is a real bummer as you get older and things start going wrong, I'm going to need to be on a maintenance dose indefinitely.
    I hope to be trying to step down gradually and have positive results.
    Your thread here is inspiring me, and I thank you for it, and the best of luck!

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Thank you Jay Dee.

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