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Post by susan on Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:21 am

I would like to hear from anyone who has come off Citalopram.

How long did it take?

How did you do it?

I have spoken about this with my doctor.

Thanks


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Post by jaffakiwi on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:02 am

Hi Susan,
I'm pretty sure everyone reacts differently. I was on a low dose (20mg) which i felt hadn't done anything to help anyway... I simply changed to every other day for a week and then stopped altogether. I didn't really notice any changes, except perpaps a little more emotional (responding to sad things on TV for example) for a few days.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:16 am

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I am about to come off it (starting tomorrow morning) and go on a new one. Will be done over eight days.

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Post by susan on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:29 am

jaffakiwi wrote:Hi Susan,
I'm pretty sure everyone reacts differently. I was on a low dose (20mg) which i felt hadn't done anything to help anyway... I simply changed to every other day for a week and then stopped altogether. I didn't really notice any changes, except perpaps a little more emotional (responding to sad things on TV for example) for a few days.

I am on 20mg too. Doc says 1 every other day for a week then 10mg every other day for a week.

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Post by Paddy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:40 am

Yep, gradually seems to be the recommended solution

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/cmi/a/arrow-citalopram.pdf

Sounds like you're onto it. Gentle care, eh.

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Post by susan on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:44 am

Paddy wrote:Yep, gradually seems to be the recommended solution

http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/Consumers/cmi/a/arrow-citalopram.pdf

Sounds like you're onto it. Gentle care, eh.

Paddy.


Thanks Paddy for the info

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Post by DocLazy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:27 am

Was on 40mg, dropped to 20mg for a week then stopped for a week before switching to a new med.

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Post by susan on Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:10 am

Hi

I am doing ok.

Not going onto any other meds.


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Post by susan on Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:51 pm

Going on to half dose every other day this week feeling a little edgy but not too bad I want to stick at it.

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Post by beck on Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:04 am

I went from a whole tablet, to half every day for about a month (until I felt I could drop it again), then to half every other day.

I've been off for about a month now, and feeling really good, although am finding sleeping hard as the citraloprams used to help me sleep at night, and I get terrible restless legs when I am just about asleep. Has anyone else experienced this? I also get a foggy feeling in my head occasionally.

Good for you Susan, its not a race, just take your time and reduce down when you feel up to it

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Post by susan on Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:20 am

I am on my 2nd week of half every other day. It is going well.

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