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I started citalopram about 10 years ago at 40 mg. I have spent the last four years tapering off.  I was at 10 mg. for about 2 months, and then at 5 mg for about two weeks. I felt ok, so then I stopped completely.  I was ok for about a week after my last dose, but then started having really, really bad irritability. I have no patience and have a lot of trouble sleeping. At night, when I'm trying to sleep, I feel very jittery.  I'm assuming it took a week to get it all out of my body. 

 

So I've just read about reinstating it.  I just made up the liquid solution. I thought maybe I'd start taking 3 mg each night.  Wondering what everyone else thinks.  Should I start back lower?  If I knew this irritability would be short tem, I might try to wait it out, but it's been five days and I'm having a lot of difficulty. 

 

If I start back on 3 mg, what should my taper schedule be? How long should it take.

 

I'm also taking 600 mg. gabpentin and low dose naltrexone.  Not sure if that makes a difference. 

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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Hi georiap, welcome to SA,
 

22 hours ago, georgiap said:

I have spent the last four years tapering off

 

I think you might mean four MONTHS. (georgiap confirmed in the next post that it is years and not months)

 

If this is the case, then you have been tapering too fast.  SA recommendations tapering by no more than 10% of the previous dose followed by a hold of about 4 weeks to allow the brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  Reinstatement is the only known way to reduce the withdrawal symptoms.  If you have only been off completely for about one and a half weeks than reinstatement immediately is your best option.  If you were taking 5mg DAILY prior to stopping then 3mg would be a good reinstatement dose.  The longer you leave reinstatement the less chance there is of it being successful.  And withdrawal symptoms can get worse and last for months and even years.

 

The drugs we take change our brain - we have become physiologically dependent on them, not physically like caffeine and nicotine.  My own experience was trying to reduce my Pristiq from 100mg to 50mg.  After 3 weeks of extreme foggy head I was unable to type.  Being a professional typist of 40+ years I knew that something was very wrong.  Thankfully I had joined SA a few days before this happened and it had been suggested that I updose.  When I couldn't type I took extra Pristiq and about 4 hours later I was able to type and my foggy head was clearing.  After a few hiccups when I first starting tapering I have been successfully tapering with only mild withdrawal symptoms and am now down to 19mg.  I'm also feeling more like my old self from long ago.  I've been on ADs for 25+ years.  I hadn't realised how numb my brain had been for so many years.

 

Please create your drug signature so we can see your history whenever you post.  These are the instructions:

 

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Here are some topics for you to check out.

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


Dr Joseph Glenmullen's WD Symptoms Checklist

 

About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms

 

Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization


Withdrawal Symptoms - Delayed Onset

 

Tips for tapering off Celexa (citalopram)

 

These helped me understand SA's recommendations:

 

Brain Remodelling


Video:  Healing From Antidepressants - Patterns of Recovery

 

This is your own Introduction topic where you can ask questions and journal your progress.  If you click on the drug tags at the top left you can find other members who have the same tag.

 

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added clarification about months/years

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  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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ChessieCat,

No, I really mean four YEARS. I had a lot of difficulty going down in dose at all.  So I would go down a little and stay there for several months.

 

I have increased my nutrition and supplements a lot this past year and now exercise regularly.  I think that allowed me to taper down a little faster at the end. 

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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Sorry I thought you have made an error.

 

However from your signature you have gone from July this year 10mg to 5mg in September and then jumped off from 5mg.  That IS a fast taper.

 

I also notice that you are taking other drugs which you didn't mention in your first post.

 

So that we can offer suggestions based on your own situation we need to know how you tapered from 40mg to 10mg.  Also you state that you have gone from 1200mg to 600mg of Gabapentin.  We need to know dates and doses of that taper too.

 

Also, please add the date when you started naltrexone.  Because we are making suggestions which can affect your health and wellbeing we need to have as much information as possible.  Thank you.

 

 

1 hour ago, ChessieCat said:

A request: Would you summarize your history in a signature - ALL drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

Please DO NOT TAG me - thank you

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions. 

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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ChessieCat,

Thank you. I will add those changes to my post. I agree that it is a fast taper now that I've read more about it.  At first, I could barely go down a couple mg without feeding bad withdrawal symptoms. But then I thought I was doing ok, and thought (mistakenly) that I might have only slight withdrawal symptoms, but they would go away quickly. 

 

I took the 3 mg yesterday and already feel better today. 

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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How do you know if you're experiencing withdrawal symptoms or if that's just the way you 'are?'

 

I've been on some kind of medication for 22 years. Prior to that, I remember feeling very emotional and irritable all the time. That's exactly what I felt like after I stoped Citalopram.  So how do I know if I'm truly experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

 

I guess the other question is--why was I always emotional and irritable. I just felt like I had PMS all the time. So now I'm starting to wonder if I'll always be like this and need medication or if I do the taper correctly and slowly, will I feel better.

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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Irritability is one of my worst withdrawal symptoms. It is so uncharacteristic of me but I noticed so much relief when I reinstated. It hasn't been perfect but has made life manageable. This thread discusses the kinds of emotions that can hit you because of withdrawal: 

It helped me understand what I was going through.

2012: 2 weeks of paroxetine, I cannot recall the dose. Strong side effects, stopped cold turkey, had intense, horrible withdrawal thereafter

2012 to 2016: Fluoxetine 40mg daily, sometimes 20mg daily, a couple of bad tapers under doctor's advisement, increasingly bad withdrawal symptoms with each major dose change

Oct 2016 to June 2017: 10-month reinstatement of 20mg fluoxetine daily to stabilize. A very difficult period but withdrawal gradually improved

July 2017: At 20mg (100%), started a linear tapering regimen using water titration (20mg fluoxetine into 300ml of water).

June 2019: Currently at 0.200mg (1.00%). I have many symptoms, most I attribute to fluoxetine, some to withdrawal, and the rest to hypothyroidism. Continuing to reduce anyway.

July 2019: Jumped from 0.066mg (0.33%) to 0.000mg (0.00%); I'm now free of the poison.

 

My introduction thread: https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/14226-kittygiggles-generic-prozac-fluoxetine-stabilization/

 

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It's a good question, which I also ask myself. There was a reason why I started taking these drugs in the first place: the depression and the anxiety, which I had from the age of probably 17. The fist time I attempted to take  an antidepressant was at the age 27-28.  

Indeed, how does one know if this is not the original problem rather than putting everything to the withdrawal or protracted withdrawal ?

 

So, I am afraid I can't answer your question but would be curious to know what others think.

 

F47 

Current Meds: Levothyrox 50mcg, Gabapentin 80mg holding it, Amitriptyline 6mg 

Aug 20 Gabapentin 500mg increasing to 900mg over the course of 4-5months currently tapering off

Suppliments: Fish Oil, Vit D

Dec 2013 - Mar 2014 Effexor 37.5 

21 Oct 2014 - Nov 2015 Lexapro 5mg

Nov 2015  9 days of Zoloft 25 mg

25 May 14 days of  Zoloft 25 mg
27 Oct 16 - 29 Oct 18   Lexapro 6.5 mg 

10 Aug - Oct 20 Gabapentin 700mg

Oct 20 - June 21 Gabapentin 900mg tapered down to 130mg over 10 months

Jun 20 - Jan 22 Ixprim 37.5mg 1 to 3 times/ daily; Jul 20 - jul 21 Tramadol 50mg 3 times/week titrated down from 300mg daily in Jul 20

Jun 21 present Amitriptyline titrated up from 1mg to 7 mg over the course of 4-5 months; reduced it to 6mg

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5 hours ago, georgiap said:

How do you know if you're experiencing withdrawal symptoms or if that's just the way you 'are?'

 

I've been on some kind of medication for 22 years. Prior to that, I remember feeling very emotional and irritable all the time. That's exactly what I felt like after I stoped Citalopram.  So how do I know if I'm truly experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

 

I guess the other question is--why was I always emotional and irritable. I just felt like I had PMS all the time. So now I'm starting to wonder if I'll always be like this and need medication or if I do the taper correctly and slowly, will I feel better.

 

Hi Georgia, I've moved your new post into your introduction thread and would ask that you post any new questions there.  There is a policy that there is one thread per person and it is best to keep all of your activity there and in one place for when the moderators have to review your information.  

I am going to attach a link that should give you an idea of whether it is "withdrawal" or "relapse" so you can try and determine this be asking yourself a few questions:

 

How do I know it's withdrawal and not relapse?

 

How do I know it's withdrawal and not relapse?

 

Typically, in withdrawal symptoms such as melancholia, anxiety, and disorientation come in intense waves, sometimes only a few minutes long, which differentiates them from relapse of a psychological condition.

In withdrawal, symptoms are much more intense than the original psychological condition. People suffering from withdrawal often say things like

- "This doesn't feel like my depression."
- "I've never had symptoms like this before."
- "I feel very weird and not like myself."
- "I can't feel my feelings."

It's up to you to decide whether your body and brain are behaving "normally" as they did before you tried medication, or if you are feeling differently. No one else, not even a doctor, can determine this.

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Current Prescription Drugs for Hypothyroidism:  Synthroid 100mcg / Cytomel 5mcg (15 years Pristiq/Effexor)

Tapering Schedule
September 15, 2016 - switched from Pristiq 50mg to Effexor XR 75mg; November 10, 2016 - reduced to 67.5 Effexor XR
December 9, 2016 - reduced 60.75
January 5, 2017 - reduced 54.67
January 30, 2017 - reduced to 49.0
February 20, 2017 - reduced to 44.0 
May 20, 2017 - reduced to 40.25 (holding for additional month due to late onset of withdrawal symptoms after this taper)
July 17, 2017 - reduced to 38.24
August 15, 2017 - reduced to 37.5 (50% of my original dose)

October 15, 2017 - reduced to 35.6

November 12, 2017 - reduced to 33.8
December 15, 2017 - up-dose to 35.6
December 28, 2017 - up-dose to 37.5

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For over 9 months, I've been trying to wean down from 5 mg of citalopram. I'm having a tough time, so my psychiatrist agreed to switch me to prozac. I've read it is a lot easier to get off of prozac.  She said she is worried about me getting serotonin syndrome from switching antidepressants. I would like to hear the experiences of those switching from citalopram to prozac. She said if I reduce citalapram by 1 mg, then I should take 1 mg of prozac. How small of increments are necessary and how long should I take to swtch over to prozac?

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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I'm going to be dissolving 10 mg capsules of prozac into 10 ml of water. Should I put the whole capsule in the water?  Or should I empty the capsule and put the contents of the capsule into the water? 

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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You would empty the contents of the capsule and dispose of the capsule.

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PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions. 

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

Post 0 updates start here    My tapering program     My Intro (goes to tapering graph)

 VIDEO:   Antidepressant Withdrawal Syndrome and its Management

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Thank you ChessieCat. I guess I'm confused about switching over to Prozac.  I was reading other's posts where they went on higher amounts of prozac than the original antidepressant.  My psychiatrist doesn't know much about this and told me if I reduce 1 mg of the old antidepressant than I add in 1 mg of of prozac and do that until I'm on only prozac (but it's at the same milligram as the citalopram.)  So how exactly should I do the switch? 

 

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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On 7/30/2018 at 12:18 PM, georgiap said:

Thank you ChessieCat. I guess I'm confused about switching over to Prozac.  I was reading other's posts where they went on higher amounts of prozac than the original antidepressant.  My psychiatrist doesn't know much about this and told me if I reduce 1 mg of the old antidepressant than I add in 1 mg of of prozac and do that until I'm on only prozac (but it's at the same milligram as the citalopram.)  So how exactly should I do the switch? 

 

Just bumping up this post since I didn't get any responses.  I know you said to post here under my introduction, but am wondering how many people see this post. 

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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Yes I've got loads of anger at times. 13 months off citalopram 20mg. What other symptons do you have??

2009-2010 Citalopram 20mg CT no problems

 

Sertaline 2010- 6monnths

 

2011- 2017 June 2017- Citalopram 20mg CT

 

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On 8/8/2018 at 2:39 PM, jonnypeters1234567 said:

Yes I've got loads of anger at times. 13 months off citalopram 20mg. What other symptons do you have??

I've never really had anger. My main symptoms were irritability and feeling jittery. 

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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Hi

 

I'm sure you have seen this by now, but just in case, Here's the thread:  Please see post #7 by Altostrata:

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/1463-the-prozac-switch-or-bridging-with-prozac/

 

By the way, If you are stable trying a Prozac switch might be okay, but if you are feeling bad, it's not recommended.  You may decide to hold the 5 mg of citalopram until you feel almost no WD symptoms before you try the switch.  

 

I don't know much about this, but I saw your post and thought I would try to help out.  Good luck!

 

Rosetta

 

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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On 8/11/2018 at 6:10 PM, Rosetta said:

Hi

 

I'm sure you have seen this by now, but just in case, Here's the thread:  Please see post #7 by Altostrata:

 

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/1463-the-prozac-switch-or-bridging-with-prozac/

 

By the way, If you are stable trying a Prozac switch might be okay, but if you are feeling bad, it's not recommended.  You may decide to hold the 5 mg of citalopram until you feel almost no WD symptoms before you try the switch.  

 

I don't know much about this, but I saw your post and thought I would try to help out.  Good luck!

 

Rosetta

 

 

Thank you Rosetta. I feel pretty stable on the 5 mg, but can't seem to go any lower. I hope the prozac will help. 

Been on a variety of antidepressants since 1995

Klonopin from 1995-1998

Started Citalopram 40 mg in June of 2007

-Been working on weaning off of citalopram since Aug. 2013.

-In May of 2017, I would take 15 mg one night and then 10 mg the other night (figuring I was averaging 17.5.

-As of July 2017, I was down to 10 mg. Then alternated 10 mg one night and 5 mg the next night.

-Sept. 1, 2017, was down to 5 mg.

-Sept. 15, 2017 - stopped completely

-Sept. 21, 2017 - made my own solution and started taking 3 mg.

-Oct 1, 2017 - went back up to 5 mg of citalopram

Started Gabapentin 1200 mg in Aug. of 2010. Have weaned down to 600 mg Gabapentin since 2015.

Also taking low dose naltrexone (3 mg) (started sept. 2016) and hormone replacement therapy (patch) - (started Aug. 2017)

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You're welcome.  Good luck and take care.

https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/16629-rosetta-ct-may-2011-too-fast-taper-feb-2017/?page=25

2001-2011 Celexa 10 mg raised to 40 mg then 60 mg over this time period

May 2011 OB Doctor's Cold switch Celexa 60 mg to 10 mg Zoloft sertraline (baby born)

2012-2016 - Doctors raised dose of Zoloft up to 150 mg

2016 - Xanax prescribed - as needed - 0.5 mg about every 3 days (bad reaction)

2016 - Stopped Xanax

Late 2016- Began (too fast) taper of Zoloft

Early 2017 - Trazodone prescribed for bedtime (doseage unknown)

Feb 2017 - Completed taper/stopped Trazodone

Drug free since Feb 2017

2017 - Unisom otc very rarely for sleep

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