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Aligning tapering to menstrual cycle

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bunchesofoats

I'm curious if others of the menstrual persuasion have aligned their tapering drop dose dates with certain days in their cycles and if anyone knows a good deal about the interactions between the hormones and medication/tapering.

 

The first time I tried to taper down from 30mg citalopram, it just happened to be during my most difficult week of the cycle (PMS week aka within 7 days before my period starting), and that was horrendous. The second time I smartened up and decided to do it during my "good" week or around day 7 of my cycle, though with the surge of estrogen during that period it can also be difficult. I know there of course isn't a *perfect* (that word should be censored out like a curse word), but I'm wondering if, in general, to those who this is relevant, there is a time during the month when dropping dosage is less harsh on the body.

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SertralineAnxiety

Hi,

This makes a lot of sense to me.

I use a free app called "Clue" to track my period and symptoms. I might check the symptom pattern, and make sure to drop at a "better" time of the month. 

Thanks for the post!

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