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  1. Hi - I have been on 20mg of citralopram for about ten years and over the last few months have tapered down and three weeks ago I stopped completely. I had thought that with the extended tapering I would not suffer as badly from so called discontinuation syndrome. omfg! I have been as sick as I’ve ever been. Physical symptoms are - bloating, stomach pain, constipation, runs, constant headache like above or my brain being squeezed, huge dizziness, nausea, paleness, exhaustion, shakes, ‘sea-legs’ and generally feeling like I’ve just got off the worlds worst fairground ride. Oh and p
  2. Twenty months ago, I stopped taking an SSRI drug (Citralopram/Celexa) that I had used for depression and pain management for 1 1/2 years. I started at a dosage of 20 and my doctor changed it to 40 after a year. Finally, tired of tremors, dull emotions and lack of motivation to do anything, I decided to stop. I didn't go cold turkey; I tapered off by halves (probably too fast) until the dosage was so low that it was ridiculous to try to halve it again. Still, the after-effects were so severe that they caused devastating impacts in my life. For me, these effects were physical (brain zaps),
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