Aug 23, 2013
I'm using this to track the cold-turkey withdrawal from Citalopram after 10 years of use. At the time of cessation, I'm doing fine, but I've been medicated almost all my adult life -from 18 to 28. I know from past experience that citalopram withdrawals are a special kind of hell, and I've tried to stop before, but the withdrawal symptoms were crippling. However I'm finding the side effects of this medication to be limiting my life and work -extreme fatigue, and brain fog, along with a rather embarrassing stutter that I have recently developed when tired, among other things. As I'm now far from the mental place where I was at at the time I started medication, and have long since dealt with the health and life issues that may have caused much of my depression, I think it's time to get off this stuff. God knows the long term effects it may be having, you're only supposed to take it for a year or so.
I expect extreme migraine-like headache complete with vomiting, flu-like shivering, and the well-known 'brain-zaps'. My last dose(20mg) was on Tuesday night. It is now Friday evening, and I surprisingly still feel fine. I have more energy, my head is clearer. However I'm waiting for the migraine-type headache to hit at any time.