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Hello guys,

 

I'm Giuseppe from Italy. I've stumbled upon your website when looking for some help with the withdrwal sindrome that I'm experiencing in this period.

I've finished tapering the Citalopram last week and now I feel some side effects (mostly dizziness).

 

Just wonder if somebody is experiencing the same and how he/she is coping with that. 

 

Thanks to anybody who would like to give me some advices.

 

best to all,

Giuseppe

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Citalopram for early 2000s

10 drops a day

late 2018

started thinking about tapering

January 2019

started tapering Citaloram ... 1 drop each 10 days 

March 2019

experienced some side effects ... went back to previous tolerable amount of drops

April 2019

finished tapering Citalopram ... now experiencing some effects of withdrwal sindrome

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Beautyprovider

Hello,

 

as per your email of warning, please change my screen name to Beautyprovider.

 

thanks!


Citalopram for early 2000s

10 drops a day

late 2018

started thinking about tapering

January 2019

started tapering Citaloram ... 1 drop each 10 days 

March 2019

experienced some side effects ... went back to previous tolerable amount of drops

April 2019

finished tapering Citalopram ... now experiencing some effects of withdrwal sindrome

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Carmie

Hi Giuseppe, 

 

Welcome to SA. I’m sorry you’re getting withdrawal symptoms. All of us on here are struggling with them, or have struggled with them. One of these days they’ll be a thing of the past.

 

 Could you please put the actual mgs that you were on and the dates in your signature. Thank you. 

 

How many mgs were you on in January? How many mgs did you go down every ten days?

 

How many mgs did you go back up to in March?

 

What date this month did you stop you’re meds?

 

Please keep us updated as to how you’re doing, sending hugs.🤗


Been on antipsychotics, benzos, antidepressants and painkillers for chronic pain. 

Have been cold turkeyed and put on and off all sorts of things.  Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because I had akathisia from withdrawals. I can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released was in the same predicament with severe akathisia n was suicidal again.

Back to the psych ward and I was given a number of different drugs while there. Tapered off one when I got home n have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been years, tapering slowly but still having severe withdrawals.

I’ve  tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./ March 10th 2019=7.25mg / 17th of April 2019= 7mg / June 5th=6.75mg/ July 14th=6.50mg/ 28th of August=6.25mg/ 10th of Oct= 6.20mg/ 21st October 6mg/ 16th of December 5.80mg/21st of January 5.60mg/

 

I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. These are my own views based on what I’ve experienced myself.

 

 

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Beautyprovider
6 hours ago, Carmie said:

Hello Carmie, please seeb below:

Citalopram for early 2000s

10 drops a day

late 2018

started thinking about tapering

January 2019

started tapering Citaloram ... 1 drop each 10 days 

March 2019

experienced some side effects ... went back to previous tolerable amount of drops

April 2019

finished tapering Citalopram ... now experiencing some effects of withdrwal sindrome

They say 10 drops is 20msg .... I'm now assuming magnesium and omega 3 to countreact with the side effects.

Thaks & best regards

 

 

 

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Citalopram for early 2000s

10 drops a day

late 2018

started thinking about tapering

January 2019

started tapering Citaloram ... 1 drop each 10 days 

March 2019

experienced some side effects ... went back to previous tolerable amount of drops

April 2019

finished tapering Citalopram ... now experiencing some effects of withdrwal sindrome

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Carmie

Hi Beautyprovider, 

 

Is dizziness your main symptom? Are the other symptoms pretty mild?

 

How many drops were you on when you stopped the medication?

 

I’m glad to hear you’re taking magnesium and fish oil. A lot of people benefit from these supplements 

 

Please let us continue to know how you’re doing. 💚

 

 

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Been on antipsychotics, benzos, antidepressants and painkillers for chronic pain. 

Have been cold turkeyed and put on and off all sorts of things.  Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because I had akathisia from withdrawals. I can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released was in the same predicament with severe akathisia n was suicidal again.

Back to the psych ward and I was given a number of different drugs while there. Tapered off one when I got home n have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been years, tapering slowly but still having severe withdrawals.

I’ve  tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./ March 10th 2019=7.25mg / 17th of April 2019= 7mg / June 5th=6.75mg/ July 14th=6.50mg/ 28th of August=6.25mg/ 10th of Oct= 6.20mg/ 21st October 6mg/ 16th of December 5.80mg/21st of January 5.60mg/

 

I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. These are my own views based on what I’ve experienced myself.

 

 

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Beautyprovider

Hi Carmie,

 

yes, dizziness is the main symptom but luckily is not so heavy. Sometime I feel very excited & irritated but I'm trying to calm down with autogenic training.

I was on 1 drop of Citalopram/day when my doctor told me to stop since the effect is not significant.

Now I'm on 0 drops since 10days and frankly, I feel fine.

I've also stopped drinking coffee, teas.... just decaffeinated or other non stimulating drinks (barley coffee).

 

Hope magnesium and omega 3 (also from flax seeds) will help. I'll keep you posted.

 

Thanks!


Citalopram for early 2000s

10 drops a day

late 2018

started thinking about tapering

January 2019

started tapering Citaloram ... 1 drop each 10 days 

March 2019

experienced some side effects ... went back to previous tolerable amount of drops

April 2019

finished tapering Citalopram ... now experiencing some effects of withdrwal sindrome

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Carmie

Hi again BeautyProvider, 

 

I’m so happy you’re doing fine. That’s great you stopped drinking caffeine. Yes, please keep us posted as to how you’re doing.

 

Sending hugs🤗


Been on antipsychotics, benzos, antidepressants and painkillers for chronic pain. 

Have been cold turkeyed and put on and off all sorts of things.  Was suicidal n ended up in a psych ward because I had akathisia from withdrawals. I can’t remember what I was put on but when I was released was in the same predicament with severe akathisia n was suicidal again.

Back to the psych ward and I was given a number of different drugs while there. Tapered off one when I got home n have been trying to taper off Seroquel since. It’s been years, tapering slowly but still having severe withdrawals.

I’ve  tapered from 300mg of Seroquel to 7.5mg./ March 10th 2019=7.25mg / 17th of April 2019= 7mg / June 5th=6.75mg/ July 14th=6.50mg/ 28th of August=6.25mg/ 10th of Oct= 6.20mg/ 21st October 6mg/ 16th of December 5.80mg/21st of January 5.60mg/

 

I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. These are my own views based on what I’ve experienced myself.

 

 

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Beautyprovider

Hello,

 

seems that this link https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/656-5-htp-5-hydroxytryptophan-and-tryptophan/ does not work any longer.

Could you please help me find it again?

 

thanks for your help.

 

Best to all!


Citalopram for early 2000s

10 drops a day

late 2018

started thinking about tapering

January 2019

started tapering Citaloram ... 1 drop each 10 days 

March 2019

experienced some side effects ... went back to previous tolerable amount of drops

April 2019

finished tapering Citalopram ... now experiencing some effects of withdrwal sindrome

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ChessieCat

I used google and added survivingantidepressants.org to my search term.  I searched for tryptophan:

 

5-htp-5-hydroxytryptophan-and-l-tryptophan


Being very patient.  I'll get there - slowly.  ETA mid 2021

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

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

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Beautyprovider

Thanks ChassieCat!

 

Greetings from Italy....


Citalopram for early 2000s

10 drops a day

late 2018

started thinking about tapering

January 2019

started tapering Citaloram ... 1 drop each 10 days 

March 2019

experienced some side effects ... went back to previous tolerable amount of drops

April 2019

finished tapering Citalopram ... now experiencing some effects of withdrwal sindrome

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Beautyprovider

Dear all,

 

Thanks a lot, really

 

I just wanna thank all the members of this forum for their precious advices and feedback.

 

That's my long story short: I'm off Citalopram since 6 weeks now and despite the initial effects of withdrawl syndrome, I now feel fine.

I take fish oil and B vitamins on daily basis and this seems enough to help my nervous system stay in balance.

I used to take magnesium as well but this caused  diarrhea even with the lowest dose so I've dropped it.

 

So again, thanks a lot to all of you. Your stories & feedback helped me in this recovering journey.

 

 

God bless you.

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Citalopram for early 2000s

10 drops a day

late 2018

started thinking about tapering

January 2019

started tapering Citaloram ... 1 drop each 10 days 

March 2019

experienced some side effects ... went back to previous tolerable amount of drops

April 2019

finished tapering Citalopram ... now experiencing some effects of withdrwal sindrome

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