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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    I went on Citalopram about 5 years ago and had to take 40mg's, then when I stabalized, i went down to 20mg and eventually to 10 for a year or 2 and came off July 2011. I was perfect for a year and had no wd effects at all but started with anxiety again in 2012 when my marriage broke down and I'm tkaing Escitalopram this time. All the very best (:

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Quote Originally Posted by Bel8 View Post
    Hi UrbanMark

    How long has it been now? Did you go back onto them are you still off them?

    Bel8

    That's me been on the 10mg for 11 days - I'm still feeling ok.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Five or six dizzy spells this morning.

    My sense of smell has returned with a bang.

    Very tired today.

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Hi UrbanMark,

    Sorry to hear about the dizzy spells. It is an inconvenience. I drive a scooter and the dizzy spells that come out of nowhere have been so intense that I am not able to drive it at the moment.

    Have you noticed any emotional changes? I find all my emotions seem to be more ... intense lately.

    Bel8

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    urbanmark how are you doing?

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Hi everyone,
    New here but I'm in the same boat as urbanmark, coming off the 20mg after 2 years, down to 10mg for the last week. All good so far though the headaches have started. Came off once before at six months which didn't go well, so kinda dreading the next few weeks! Would love to hear from anyone else in the same boat!
    xx

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Hi Library Girl,

    I was only on citalopram 20 mg for 10 months and for me the withdrawal has been a bit rough so far and I am now 14 days into the process.

    The physical symptoms are getting better and beginning to feel less tired. The emotional stuff is a still a challenge. It might be that my emotions are not blunted for the first time for as long as I can remember and this is what it is really like. Luckily I have counselling once a week to figure that all out.

    I did myself a disservice by getting frustrated at feeling unwell and skipping a few reductions, but things seem to be coming to middle now.

    It does seem to come round in cycles ... some days are better than others.

    Good luck,

    Bel8

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    "It might be that my emotions are not blunted for the first time for as long as I can remember and this is what it is really like"

    Very true.

    Hi guys,

    I've felt great all day today, loads of energy and concentration.
    I think it's cos I've started taking my tabs in the morning first thing, rather than late at night.

    I'm going to stay on 10mg for another 4 weeks and see how I go, but it's looking good so far.

    Don't be tempted to rush the `weening-off' period, the slower and less dramatic reductions are best.

    Take care x

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for the update ... Good to hear you are doing better.

    Bel8

    ---------- Post added at 12:33 ---------- Previous post was at 08:56 ----------

    Hi Mark,

    I went for my couselling session today and was chatting to my psychologist about how I am feeling. She views the change as positive and says I am more engaged in general.

    So basically it is not withdrawal, but how I feel, really feel. The question now is, can I handle how I really feel.

    Hope you continue to feel great ... when do you plan to reduce again. You are soooooo wise in deciding to be patient. I lost my patience with the process and have been paying the price for it. I have not needed medication thus far, but it has not been the most happy time of my life.

    Bel8

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    Re: Coming off Cital after 2 years on 20mg

    Hi Bel8,

    I'm planning on staying on 10mg until the end of March.
    There's no rush to come off them, so I'll just take my time and do it nice and slowly.

    xx

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