Re: Need Help re: Celexa Withdrawal
I am at the tail end of stopping celexa, also. I am on day 4 of complete abstinance. I, too, have had the muscle aches and dizziness. I was on 10 mg and was told by my dr to wean off by taking the dose just every other day for two weeks and then to go cold turkey. I did the every other day thing for 6 days and then tried to go cold turkey. I thought I was going to have an anxiety attack on the third day cold turkey, so I took 10 mg and was ok within 3 hrs. I continued to take it every other day for the next four days. Today I am on day 4 of not taking it at all. I have been using my xanax as a bit of a crutch whenever the anxiety gets to be too much, but not during the day, only at night. I, too, have been super emotional. I feel as though the drug was just helping me cope with my issues, almost just sedating me, and now I have myself back and am looking at everything as the cold, hard truth of what my life really has become. The muscle aches and the headaches are subsiding, but the dizziness is still there. I'm hoping that will pass by the end of the week. I am starting wellbutrin next weekend. I have heard that celexa withdrawl just sucks. Well, it's true. If you feel really horrible, my advice would be to cut back a little more slowly. I've never been through this before, but I thought my experience may be a little helpful to you. Good luck, sister!!