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Old 05-29-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
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I have just gone cold turkey on Citalopram after 6 long years. I had a real dive about a month ago, went to see my GP who suggested that the anti depressant wasnt working anymore and that I should stop taking it immediatley and go on to Dosulepin. I stopped taking the Cipramil and almost immediatley got a kidney infection. It seemed at that point I was in too much pain to even worry bout the withdrawel symptoms of coming off the meds. My kidney infection cleared up after a heavy dose of antibiotics. However I feel I am suffering and very lonely. I realy dont want to go back on depressants as I genuinly dont feel depressed. I no in myself though I am having a hard time dealing with what I think is withdrawel. I get terrible night sweats, nightmares, the dizziness is awful, it effects my vision. Im very angry, though I real dont want to be and I dont want to take the Dosulepin. I am not the nice person I used to be, my question is will this get better, will the symptoms go?....Its been three weeks off meds now and whilst im pleased im not on them, I just dont like who I am anymore....any suggestions...thanks...

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Old 05-29-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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Re: Citalopram

You should never go off of any antidepressant cold turkey for some reason most doctors do not understand this. I can't tell you how long it will take for the drug to be completly out of your system as it differs from person to person. The signs you are showing mentally might be an indicator that you are not quite ready to be off of antidepressants.

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Old 06-02-2007, 08:22 AM   #3
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Re: Citalopram

I have been on Cipramil for about the same length of time. I am now on 2 times 20mg a day but I was on 60mg. As you seemed to have tolerated it so well, it might have been worth raising the dosage slightly for a while.

If you feel you are slipping into depression I would definitely see your psychiatrist, you might mention the above idea. Or you may find that restarting Cipramil gradually up to the dosage you were on is enough to lift you out of depression.

I totally agree with trg247. All changes in dosage or starting a new antidepressant should be done very gradually.

Good luck to you.

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