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Old 08-02-2008, 03:11 AM   #1
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how do i wean off my antidepresants

how do i wean off my antidepresants. I have been told by my doctor to wean myself off the Citalopram that I am on and start to take my new medication.

 
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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Re: how do i wean off my antidepresants

It took me several weeks to wean off from citalopram (after a year). I was on 20 mg and, initially, because its half life is 35 hours I decided to take a tablet every 2 days. Two weeks later I started feeling worse and thought it was time to see a doctor (surely I should've done it before). I was politely told that it was a wrong thing to do so my way was:
10 days - one day 20mg / one day 10mg
2 weeks - 10mg daily
10 days - one day 10mg / one day 5mg
1 week - 5mg daily
few days - one day 5mg / one day nothing

This went really well.

Hope this helps.

Alex.

 
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:58 AM   #3
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Re: how do i wean off my antidepresants

Excellent, thanks for that. I am down to 20mg now and then next Fri down to 10mg. I will then start my new medication on the 17 August so wish me luck.

 
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Good luck!

 
Old 08-12-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
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Re: how do i wean off my antidepresants

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how do i wean off my antidepresants. I have been told by my doctor to wean myself off the Citalopram that I am on and start to take my new medication.
Your physician should have a tapering plan for you. Personally, I would take the same dose every day until the time comes to go lower....then the same.....Your body deals with the process easier this way.

 
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